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I Have A Mind That Keeps Me Awake At Night

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    I don't like it when my mind will not shut its

    self down. That's what my night meds are for. I won't get any sleep with out them.
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 18 hrs ago

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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 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 10 Responses Feb 7

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    xenna2 xenna2 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    It does. But i still breathe.

    And care. And walk away from jerks.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    AlyssaDurham AlyssaDurham 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    You don't understand how this "issue" of having

    an overactive mind during the night is ruining my life, literally it's ruining my life. It is causing so many problems for me during the day because I cannot stay awake and it's affecting my energy levels and it's starting to affect my grades at school. I'm seriously starting to...
    MondoEG MondoEG 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    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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    Tried to sleep. Called a t & t.

    Tried to file grievance. No unlimited data. Prices too high. They said write a letter. Big company. Into smartphones and canle wiifii. And they want letters. Mind takes off on what i should say or do. Me sees loss all over. Wealthy win. Poor lose...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 15

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    I had a bad day at work.

    It wasn't directly my fault. But it happened on my watch which makes me look bad. I'm really pissed off about it too. Now it's playing on my mind. What a ****** up day.
    bonnieandclydedog bonnieandclydedog 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Last night, I misplaced my keys.

    I was so worried, but I was tired and I didn't feel like searching for them. So I tried to sleep, but I was so panicked. And while I was lying down I moved my foot and heard my keys. They were on my bed the entire time. Little things like that keep me up at night, it's...
    KellySweetzz KellySweetzz 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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

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    MrAti MrAti 18-21, M Feb 23

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    I was up all night, till 9 am then half slept

    till one pm.... Easy to explain but to deep to complex in the same... A physcologist told to quit trying to figure out Gods thoughts... He told me to study a few people... Kirk Cobain, Janice Joplin, and it's been a few years I'd have to look in journal to remember the other two...
    jessie121412 jessie121412 41-45, M Sep 12

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    Me too. I am insomniac.

    I sleep at day and lay awake all night.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Wow I fell asleep at a normal time!

    ! Then someone called and woke me up and I can't go back to sleep!! Thanks
    stjlynn stjlynn 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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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 1 Response 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 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    I think of the best things

    when I'm going to sleep. Like my own lyrics
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    All the time I just want to sleep But I always

    have something on my mind that keeps me awake And I always wake up Early for no reason
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26

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    I spent half of the night thinking random

    little thingies. Like, why doesn't foot rhyme with boot? Why don't they make elevators that go sideways? Is it possible to overdose on Nutella?
    MegScribbles MegScribbles 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I cannot sleep at ALLL

    until I pass out from exhaustion. It's ridiculous and I hate it ;-;. Dinosaurs and lasers.
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 26

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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 6 Responses Jul 9

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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.
    Inasda Inasda 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 1

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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 literally don't sleep at all.

    I'm sleep deprived.
    EmiTru EmiTru 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 6

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    Like right now - 11:53 pm

    and still up. Maybe I need to put this iPhone down... Can't.
    Paradoxalintent Paradoxalintent 36-40, F 5 Responses May 30

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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 3 Responses Jan 13

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    I have school the next day

    and I try to go to sleep early then suddenly my mind think it's the perfect to be screaming DEMONS!!!
    IAmARebel IAmARebel 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I'm always thinking,

    and I just overthink everything and it keeps me up all night and it sucks. like I'll literally just lay in the dark thinking for hours about stuff that doesn't even matter. I wish I could stop thinking and sleep lol that'd be pretty nice
    westsidechillin westsidechillin 16-17, F 14 Responses May 31

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    I'm seeing a psychologist about,

    among other things, my inability to sleep. Have gotten some techniques which help some of the time. When confronted with a workplace crisis recently I was up until 4:30am before I dozed off. Talk about not being productive the next day!
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 1 Response 1 day 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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    xenna2 xenna2 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I have 5 kids I run after

    and 2 have health issues, I work, clean, cook and babysit. I get to bed and my brain says " no sleep for you" "you don't need to sleep" arghhhhhhh
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 4 Responses Jun 2

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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 Apr 15

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    Argh all the time my mind keeps me awake we

    so many thoughts ideas possibilities of everything imaginable it drives me crazy anyone else get this ?
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    VictorFernando18 VictorFernando18 18-21, M Jul 15

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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 Jul 15

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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

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    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Dozer960 Dozer960 13-15, M Jul 15

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    Night time is when I'm able to think about

    everything. It is usually something small transforming to more complex ideas. I even think about scenarios which sometimes leaves me crying. The funny thing is no matter how hard I try to stop thoughts just keep popping, but somehow my brain doesn't function in the mornings...
    xoxobenj xoxobenj 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 27

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    I'm always thinking about the future,

    like will I finally tell my family what's going on in my life? Will I marry a man or a woman? Will I have kids? Will I actually reach the goal I have set for myself..
    ConfusedLittleTeenagedGirl ConfusedLittleTeenagedGirl 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Watching the Matrix at 12:26 AM,

    with a pack of beer and my mind to keep me company... Down the rabbit hole I go.
    drstech drstech 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    Tonight is (was?) one of those nights ---

    celebrating it with.....coffee!! 
    Lifeisacaveat Lifeisacaveat 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    When your laying down in a dark room

    and your brain suggest " hey here's something we haven't thought about in awhile... Demons"!!!!! lol
    jpruitt28 jpruitt28 31-35 Aug 6

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    The curse of those who almost see how fubar

    society is. Or do we see and wonder what next. Lol
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 28

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    I think about a man coming

    and loving my boobs
    kiity953 kiity953 46-50, F 7 Responses Jun 1

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