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I Have A Mind That Keeps Me Awake At Night

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    It's 2:15 a.m. ....I feel

    so tired and that usual headache.I really need to get some rest but I'm still wide awake and listening to this irritating sound,tik tok tik tok....It's my weakness, I can't stop thinking cause my life is being a mess...I'm trying to make some changes and I hope it works. Anyways...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 23

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    Past regrets keeping me up at night.

    I could no longer sleep a good 8 hours at night. I know my body really needs those 8 hours, since my health is moderate. I am haunted by my horrible past, and just would like to be set free from it all. Will this ever go away?
    Pretind07 Pretind07 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    To tired to do anything

    but can't get to sleep!
    jessl95 jessl95 18-21, F 3 Responses May 11

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    Ive been there man, I know how it is.

    I'm straight and handsome and smart, I have money and an awesome job. I talk to girls all the time and we have fun. I've been in fifty Herero relationships and one gay relationship a long time ago. I've travelled the world and done everything from farming to acting to marketing...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M Jan 25, 2014

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    My first time at sex a long long time before,

    i was just 10 when my uncle introduced me to the wonderful world of sex, now i just can not get enough. I am at it morning, afternoon,evening and again at night. The more the métier and i like fat men who have rolls of fat that i can jiggle and rub .
    kiity953 kiity953 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 2, 2014

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    My thoughts wander, then I wonder.

    My mind flies as the time flies. My eyes are closed and then I ponder. All my questions must have their answers.
    Johnny316 Johnny316 31-35 1 Response Jul 15, 2014

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    ever have that feeling

    that you are so tired you could fall asleep any second but then you lay down and your brain's like "LOL Jk"
    xmonsterx xmonsterx 13-15, F 7 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    I sometimes wish there was an off button.

    Sometimes I'm awake all night just thinking about everything that I'm going through and it just makes me insane. It's like insomnia but 20 times worse. I just wish everything in my life would just stop being as crazy as it is. I just need some time to relax I guess some time for...
    lovedownunder lovedownunder 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    My mind is always going at a million miles an

    hour analysing everything and over thinking and keeping me up at night. Even when I have everything figured out, something always comes along for me to over analyse.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    Every night she lies awake Blaming insomnia.

    But it's her troubled thoughts That keep her restless. Wondering if she will ever Find piece with her mind.
    RedHwaiting RedHwaiting 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Mostly it's stress. I don't like what I'm like.

    Neither does my mind. We're like enemies. We're always competing for the thought I'll be thinking. Rarely, I win. But mostly, I sleep when my mind allows it...which never happens...
    GreenManley GreenManley 18-21, M 1 Response May 8, 2014

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    Of course the night when I have to get up at

    5:00 for work is the night I also get really bad insomnia... I've been lying in bed for two hours now just tossing and turning. Ugh... Going to be a long day today.
    scrtasnman13 scrtasnman13 22-25, M May 1

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    I have no idea why, but i always stay awake at

    night... I strive to wake up earlier so i can enjoy the sun and morning a little bit, but i can't fall asleep untill 3-6 am xD I used to wake up earlier successfully several times, but my "biological clock" always goes back to these schedules o:
    TheLonelySoul12 TheLonelySoul12 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    But it wakes me up out of my sleep :( I can be

    sleeping so soundly then have a terrible night terror about something that makes me so dizzy and gives me the feeling like I'm on a drug but I don't do drugs . It's very odd . I don't understand it I wakeup smelling cats and I don't have cats . Lol I have a dog
    Delusionalkrysti Delusionalkrysti 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I can't sleep a lot. I think about everything.

    About the past. All my memories haunt me, even the good ones because I know things will never feel the same way twice. I can't make moments last forever but I know there's something beautiful in having something amazing and losing it. I also think a lot about how much pain amd...
    beastylox beastylox 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    When I go to sleep, I end up thinking about

    everything, my past and all the mistakes I have all the people meaning ex's I wish I never met anyone else do this??
    charbarx charbarx 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    Ya I do it may be my fault

    for what I do cause I hate being alone and I stay up and them I think about the days I lived and had someone to spend my time with now it's just me and I'm up all Alone hate it wish I had a female Friend to spend time with maybe some day it come to me again sad. And lonely...
    daddylove4u daddylove4u 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Argh especially tonight,

    I'm here trying to sleep but my brain is literally remembering all my regrets, my plans for the future everything ... -.- I wish it would stfu do I could sleep xD where's an off switch when you need one.
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Every single night I stay up at night

    and all I can think of is how screwed up I am and how I've changed. And question what I even remember before this started happening.
    Aoiberry Aoiberry 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1, 2014

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    Its 8 am here and i been tryin to sleep

    since 12 and i cant manage to
    1phoenix1 1phoenix1 22-25, M May 10

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    I'm so sick of over thinking at night & being

    kept awake by it. It's 6:05 AM. I should be asleep by now. I shouldn't be awake just because of these stupid thoughts & flashbacks :(
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I may not sleep tonight.

    I am disappointed about it already. Smh.
    mindincaos mindincaos 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    It's one of those nights again.

    I can't sleep tonight because of my worries of life..just thinking and looking at the sky from my window..I wonder if I'm ever gonna make it trough this, as anxiety stings my chest and stomach. Thoughts can be so overwhelming sometimes..
    mmmfood mmmfood 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 11

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    My Lord do I!!! It sometimes goes to dark places

    where it shouldn't be and won't shut the **** up!
    ajb234 ajb234 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 25

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    I have way too much energy.

    If I go out with my friends. They are usually asleep in the car on the way home.... And I'm singing and dancing as I'm driving home. Wondering where our next stop will be. I usually will exhaust my kids as well! I have a hard time sitting still during a movie (I'm better in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Feb 7, 2014

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    So, I'm nearing 30. How is this possible?

    I remember being 17 like it was ******* yesterday. I still remember the **** I wore to school. I still miss the people I experienced it with. But I'm almost 30, and I'm married and we have a child and I own a home and we have dogs and I stay here while he works. I cook and clean...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 4

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    Sleeplessness Solution

    that Worked for Me: I have always had trouble sleeping due to the avalanche of thoughts, self doubt, obsessive planning and conjecture, regret, vivid imagination, recalling traumatic events etc. etc. At one point in my life I was heavily medicated with a strong sleeping pill...
    foxtale foxtale 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    I keep thinking and worrying all day

    and all night. My family needs me and I am afraid I won't be able to step up and handle that responsibility. They cry and they hurt and I'm who they call to help them and make them feel better. I wonder if they would love me if I didn't have money. I hurt for them so bad I just...
    ColdDayMemory ColdDayMemory 22-25, F Apr 22, 2014

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    Don't you hate it when you're lying in bed,

    wrapped up comfortably, waiting for the sweet blissful wave of sleep to pull you in... And suddenly you're like, "****, I could really do with some waffles."
    Endstar Endstar 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 16, 2014

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    I think about a man coming

    and loving my boobs
    kiity953 kiity953 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    I have a tendency to stay up late at night

    wondering about the future. Im curious about what my life will be like in the next few years. Where will I be? What will I be doing? These questions are the ones I ask myself constantly.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    It's like a party in my head!

    No matter how much I toss an turn my mind if blazing with thoughts. It's never ending: How can I make things better? It's not my fault that happened. I think I might Love him. How did I end up here? is it illegal to have a sugar daddy? if not where do I get one? Ugh it's closing...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 23

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    Poetry of nothing. I see a clearing in

    infinity. A fork with countless forks. I stand at the center. I look down all the roads endlessly. Halted, I cannot choose. Any choice I make, I may never have faith. For on all roads I lose. I take a step down a path It leads me to a grave. Name and date are meaningless. Who...
    DowngyvedDante DowngyvedDante 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    Im tired right now,sleepy even

    but I can't sleep i have too many things on my mind......................... I already messed up my day and it hasnt even started same day different day only each day that goes by things get worse. its 6 am and im still awake.This has become a bad habit obviously before a year...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    Install An Off Button, Please!

    It thinks and it talks and it worries and it argues and it debates and it questions and it calculates and it answers and it wonders and it wanders and it mimes and it acts and it moans and it’s hyper and it’s running and it’s just going on and on and on and on and on and on...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 16 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 13

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    MrAti MrAti 18-21, M Feb 23, 2014

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    reese187 reese187 26-30, F Mar 11

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    I believe i have a submissive nature i realized

    i have never been able to look a man in the eye i always cast my eyes down i always catch myself saying yes sir or no sir in my soft voice i always feel i need to please him.......
    Eroticwriter34 Eroticwriter34 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    Arggg for the last few nights,

    my mind just won't stop over thinking. Girls are such a mystery, I really would pay anything for an off switch to my brain at night.
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    It never fails. Every time I try to go to sleep,

    my mind just won't shut up. I lay in bed thinking about what tomorrow will bring, or about the book that I'm reading, maybe something that happened years ago that I wish I could go back and change, and even how many more hours I have until I have to get up. I wish there was an...
    jessicajinx jessicajinx 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    It's really annoying

    if you ask me. I think of anything and everything ranging from what I'm going to wear tomorow to what time I'm gonna actually end up sleeping that night to how puffy my eyes will be the next day to what my life goals are to my body image to my defaults to my love life (non...
    hibs186 hibs186 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    I get so wound up at night thinking about the

    past I end up crying. I always get so lonely.
    wiccanscorpio wiccanscorpio 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 15, 2014

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    ThereIsNoName3 ThereIsNoName3 31-35, F May 3

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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 2014

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    Right now. I can not sleep

    because I'm thinking about working out and giving my soccer career a second shot.. And now all I can do is think about it. For those who don't know, I did 4yrs of soccer then 2yrs of football then had an injury and haven't played any sports In about 3 years.. I'm now 17
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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