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I Have A Mind That Keeps Me Awake At Night

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    Because I'm thinking too much what going to

    happen every second, I'm on ep cause I CAN NOT SLEEP! -SG
    StRiKiNgEEk StRiKiNgEEk 18-21, F Apr 6

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    I lay in bed and think of everything.

    It's like during the day my mind soaks up so much and it's during the shelter of my covers when I let it all out. Sometimes I lay in bed for hours until I fall asleep. Just thinking about everything and anything. I sleep best when I'm with other people. I'm not sure why.
    nicolemarie3 nicolemarie3 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 27

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    Late nights are all I experience

    because my mind constantly wonders
    ChrisMackin ChrisMackin 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Any night owls out there?

    Just want someone to talk to for a little while.,
    Rainyaviel Rainyaviel 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    My thoughts run my night life,

    for the past 6-7 years the most sleep I've ever gotten was about 4 hours. I am always awake, due to the things I'm always thinking about. :'/
    TheBlazingRedAugust TheBlazingRedAugust 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    During the day, many thoughts stay in the back

    of my mind, but as soon as I crawl into the bed to sleep, they come to the forefront of my thinking. From the stress of school to fantasizing about my ideal relationship to analyzing words someone said to me that day, my mind roams free, especially at night. This is usually the...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Apr 6

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    MrAti MrAti 18-21, M Feb 23

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    To many things to think about,

    the silence of night is too good of a time to think about all of the things at once.
    CaptainBenza CaptainBenza 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    At times I can't fall asleep

    for hours on end...idk why but I always stop and think about everything, even the littlest things like sweeping out my room 0.o weird.
    TINILoaded TINILoaded 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    Sometimes I'll stay up till four in the morning

    thinking about my purpose in life
    lizmarps lizmarps 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Tossing And Turning.

    Most of my nights I spend awake thinking of things that I can't really control, but they continue to consume my mind. A lot of times they're negative things. Stupid little worries about what could be tomorrow, or what I did earlier that day that might be bothering me. It used to...
    Onlyinmydreams123 Onlyinmydreams123 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 9, 2012

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    Swim Guppy Swim...

    Your breath is remnant of the first bit of air ever to blow through my flute But I stopped playing wind instruments after I watched the breeze make a guppy out of a man. Tumbles weed death, car crash and a broken helmet. They say he gasped for life- While dancing to the music...
    MadamElle MadamElle 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2012

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    Trapped

    I have lots of thoughts that keep me awake. Often they stop me from sleeping so a couple of nights ago I decided to whip out my ipod and type in what I was thinking...There's a piece of elastic tugging me back, wrapped around my body, tying me to this life.I strain against it...
    FallenAngelWOOT FallenAngelWOOT 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    I Don't Know How Normal People Fall Asleep

    Every. Single. Night.I lie there for about an hour thinking, day dreaming when I should be night dreaming. Work, life, fantasies.  Anything and everything runs through my head.  It's been like this for as long as I can remember - to be honest, this persists throughout my day...
    ForShame ForShame 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    Racing, racing, racing.

    . My mind keeps me up for three days straight sometimes. Most nights I dont sleep but I try to tell myself stories at night. Make up my own imaginary casts and plots.. It works well sometimes but it also does not, I have a bad habit of becoming so involved with my impromptu...
    DiosesOscuros DiosesOscuros 22-25, M 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have a bad habit of comparing myself to

    others. Why can't I be fun and outrageous like her? Why can't I be gorgeous like her? Why can't all the boys want me like her?.. It drives me mad because I feel like something's wrong with me. I can't figure out who I am. I'm so confused as to who this girl everyone sees me as...
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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...
    IlBacio IlBacio 46-50, F 9 Responses Feb 7

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    I can't sleep at nights i remember all the bad

    words that i have been told and it get's me crazy i feel like i can't control myself i just want to cut and cut as deep as i can i hate it when i can't stop thinking about those ******* words it hurts me so ******* much :(
    rawan99 rawan99 13-15, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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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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    I am always up because my mind just I've think

    everything chat me if you are in the same situation we can talk about it.
    Jackie1456 Jackie1456 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    I have a feeling it's going to be another

    sleepless night. My minds constantly running and there's no one to talk too. I just want to scream into my pillow or cry. I feel tired during the day all day but when night comes I can't sleep ever. I hate these nights..
    nottheaveragegirl nottheaveragegirl 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    I haven't gotten a good night's sleep in a

    while now. I've just been feeling so restless and tense lately. No matter how tired I am or how late it is, the anxiety in my head just keeps on turning. I feel like I can't relax and I'm constantly on edge. I'm afraid I'm going to drive myself crazy if things keep up like this...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I have not been able to fall asleep

    until 3:30 or 4 am every night this week. I've been over thinking and I'm exauhsted.
    pugsnotdrugs pugsnotdrugs 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    It's quite annoying. During the day

    when I need it to be focused and help me with classes, it's just brain dead and slow. But when I lay down to try to sleep it starts up and gives me ideas for things I could be drawing, inspiration for poetry, million dollar invention ideas, and you know other stuff that is...
    Lynzee13 Lynzee13 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Like Always

    The thoughts and memories flood my mind as I turn off the light to try and get a few hours of rest.I'm haunted by the things I have done.Disturbed by the bad experiences I could have avoided.I think about how I've managed to live these few years of my life without having felt...
    MathewAiros MathewAiros 18-21, M 5 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    I wish i can turn my brain off

    and finally rest a bit
    FunnyEnglish FunnyEnglish 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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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

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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

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    Any night owl out there

    that would like to chat?
    Rainyaviel Rainyaviel 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am a massive overthinker.

    Whenever someone says something to me I instantly think of all the other meanings that could also be implied. I look into things with way too much detail and it gets on all my friends nerves. Truth is, I don't think other people think enough!
    thisisanick thisisanick 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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    My mind keeps me up long nights.

    Sometimes I can't sleep, sometimes I can't survive without living in my own world. Sometimes it's dark and sometimes it's dangerous. I just want to be free.
    blakechapman21 blakechapman21 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    Honestly, I've had enough.

    I just want to sleep and stop my mind from wondering.
    kristinaloo kristinaloo 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    jwpepper jwpepper 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    My mind is not wanting to rest.

    I could not sleep all night! This is going to make a long day!😞
    dawwnrenee dawwnrenee 41-45, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    And it wont shut up .

    _. Or just stop and let me sleep haha
    Batsandstars Batsandstars 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 27

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    It's always been me against the world.

    I've never leaned on anyone even though they've told me I can trust them. Never have I met someone I can trust 100% of the time. Everyone leaves or just stops being trustworthy so I leave them. I have so many problems and issues it's just it can get to be a bit much. But I keep...
    treegurl94 treegurl94 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Basically I just think about what I could've

    done or said and how much of a idiot I must of been doing or saying things that I wish I could change... I think about the future on what could happen in my life and what I think I should do but never do
    methaddict69xo methaddict69xo 13-15, F Feb 4

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    Running And Running

    Some nights my mind feels the need to compete with the energizer bunny!
    Openrange Openrange 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2012

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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    Things I think of at night.

    I hear the breathing of the little ones. I make sure. Always. I listen for the breath of the great one too. She grows so old. I'd like to be with her. Always. I have sat in the forest and heard the gusty breathing at full moon in the mountains. Always. Even when my own breath...
    dwellerintheforest dwellerintheforest 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 13

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    My girlfriend is always on my mind

    and sometimes thought of her keeps me up. I love that girl with all my heart and I'd do anything to keep her in my life. She makes me so happy but I get worried about her all the time. I'm worried once I graduate she'll be scared and nervous that I'll leave her. I'm never going...
    CDraven CDraven 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 9

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    I love him...this amazing man

    that snores next to me. His hand wrapped around my elbow. His knees resting on my feet curled beneath me. I am glad he rests. I know he is tired. I wish he knew...how I really wish he was more akin to me and my restlessness.
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    I hear rumors that your leaving.

    It's been six months since we actually talked, not counting the one sentence you spoke to me in court, which looking back I'm not sure was spoken to me anyway. I'm pretty sure your silence has been the best thing for me it's like we finally made the decision to stop hurting...
    ophelia379 ophelia379 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I think I might have insomnia

    but idk. I think it's just me thinking about the next day,and worrying about it. Also 1D! -SG
    StRiKiNgEEk StRiKiNgEEk 18-21, F Apr 5

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    I haven't slept yet .

    .. My mind is all over the place Uggghh someone please come hit me over the head so I can get some sleep
    AngelinaRosa AngelinaRosa 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I process everything at night.

    ...everything goes through my head......2.20 is the time when I finally have to evict my thoughts:))
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 30, 2013

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    My Mind Never Stops Working

    I'm not saying its a bad thing, more like a fun thing. I do know how to turn the thoughts off when I need some peace, though it doesn't work if I'm upset by something.But I can lie in bed for hours and hours thinking, contemplating, recalling conversations and events, thinking...
    SunnySmile SunnySmile 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 21, 2012

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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 3 days ago

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    Weather it be work, girls

    even surfing I can not switch off at night time. I have always had anxiety but it seems to be getting worse
    Adam758 Adam758 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I'm going through an especially stressful time

    and my mind becomes very thoughtful when I just want to sleep.
    iiArial iiArial 16-17, F Apr 3

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    I think about all the things

    that I wish would happen but end up with thoughts of bad things that have already happened
    Hypnoticc Hypnoticc 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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