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I Have A Mind That Keeps Me Awake At Night

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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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    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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    I think of the best things

    when I'm going to sleep. Like my own lyrics
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 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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    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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    AlyssaDurham AlyssaDurham 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 15

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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 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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    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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    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 1

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    I'd be in bed and my mind would be like: hey

    remember that horror movie where.... And then I get paranoid and cant sleep
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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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'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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    Because one side of my brain loves worrying

    about things that don't matter. The other side understands that these things don't matter and everything will be ok but then the other side says these things do matter and everything is not going to be ok. Ugh :'(
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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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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    Everytime me tries to sleep rage caused by fear

    comes. Sleep only comes from exhaustion. Me tries to redirect. Tries naughty. Tries positive. Sigh. Me wakes up to go pee. Same mood strikes. Me wakes up from daylight. Same mood strikes. Sigh.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    I cant ever sleep because of everything around

    me. All the lights, Movements and noises. But that's nothing compared to my mind, I think about life and everything thats happened to me in my life, wondering why it happened and how.
    Error404nameunknown Error404nameunknown 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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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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    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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    While I lay here I think about everything in my

    life. The things I need to change. The people that I have to remove out of my life. The love I wish I knew to have. Or did I? My heart tends to beat of anxiety at night knowing of the outcome. Wide a wake with my worries nowhere to turn. I lay here thinking god what could of I...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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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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    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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    asianahyang96 asianahyang96 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Dozer960 Dozer960 13-15, M Jul 15

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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

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    I think too much!! I have lots of worries,

    I think too much till the point I break! And things get to be so quiet, laying on the floor with tears and scratchy throat, then I pretend everything is ok, and nothing is broken, that I'm whole and perfect but for a moment when I'm broken I'm shattered nothing els seem to...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F Jul 8

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    beccabiggs2702 beccabiggs2702 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    It's almost 2:30 a.m.

    where I am & I am still up.
    BloodRedDarkness1 BloodRedDarkness1 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Once again I keep waking up,

    I really want to sleep to escape that horrible, I keep having dreams about this person over and over again I really don't want to think about him, but just keep poping up in my dreams I wish I don't!! I just wanna sleep peacefully now he's hunting me in my dreams?! Why...
    catxfreak catxfreak 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    So it's 1:30 am at the moment

    and I just can't stop thinking
    kaye95 kaye95 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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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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    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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    daneean daneean 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    I can't sleep early. I always stay up late

    for no reason at all. Sometimes I even stay up until sunrise. I love watching the sunrise 🌇..and sunsets 🌆 too!
    insouciant insouciant 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    sukarsavo sukarsavo 13-15, T Jul 2

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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 have to write my thoughts down

    before the sun comes up or I will not sleep the whole day
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Jul 15

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    MainMan1999 MainMan1999 13-15, M Jul 5

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    MrAti MrAti 18-21, M Feb 23

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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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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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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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    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 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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    VictorFernando18 VictorFernando18 18-21, M Jul 15

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    My mind keeps me awake all night long i can

    never go sleep because the moment i start to drift to sleep i think of something that keeps me up even later lol
    jaynick15 jaynick15 13-15, F Jul 5

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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 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 am a compulsive worrier.

    I honestly can't help myself I worry about the littlest of things to the biggest of things and if I think about what could or might happen long enough I can actually make myself sick. For my faults I am a very materialistic person I love my things weather they be clothes or...
    TheBrooklynKid TheBrooklynKid 46-50, M 2 Responses May 5

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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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    I think about a man coming

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

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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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    I am 17 years old , and I live with my baby's

    daddy & his parents , our baby is 9 months old , I love him soooo much , I mean come on what mother doesn't love there child , my baby's dad screams at baby Jj , he tells him Stfu already ! And I tell him you shut up dumbass don't talk to him like that !! I hate whenever he...
    Yuri1713 Yuri1713 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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