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I Have A Mind That Keeps Me Awake At Night

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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 3 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jun 8, 2014

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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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    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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    I won't go to sleep if I'm thinking about

    something and I don't want to stop. Or I'll be working on my stories and I won't want to leave my fantasy world.
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 2 Responses Nov 29, 2014

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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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    This really ***** me.

    I want to sleep and kind of need to, but night is when I do all my thinking. Sleepiness wears off after the first few hours and leaves me awake stewing over all kinds of things. Worse is that the things I think about are mostly pointless or the thoughts I have about them are...
    WillMeer WillMeer 46-50, M Oct 18, 2014

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    i'm great through out the day

    but when i try to lay down is when all the suppressed feelings of I'm stressed at work, i'm worries about my family, my in laws are driving me nuts, and my husband snores. I need help!
    jennifer782 jennifer782 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 4, 2014

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    When I lie in bed I think a lot.

    Thinking leads to worries of the future. And will I have nightmares today? Thinking in process...
    Froths Froths 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    I have a hard time sleeping at night.

    I guess I'm just not ready for the day to end yet, and in my mind, my day isn't over until I go to sleep and wake up again. I keep hoping for something interesting to happen idk..
    tremille1 tremille1 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 9

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    It's just twenty minutes

    until 4am and here I am still awake. My mind swims with thoughts and memories, both good and bad, twisted with the frustrations of the day and keeping me from falling asleep. I've known you for 12 years now, we've been through everything together from family drama, deaths and...
    misspaperwait misspaperwait 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    Exhaustion seems to make the brain work harder.

    The body is tired but the mind chooses to gallop across all the impossible things that could happen. It makes you want impractical things and over analyze everything. It comes to the point where you just want to say "shut the f*%& up and go to sleep". The body gets rest but the...
    jrf9782 jrf9782 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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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    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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    And again all my regrets quickly rush into my

    head. My mind says *ow you want to sleep? Let's just fill your head with everything that will drive you insane goodnight* -.-
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 9

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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 4 Responses Feb 9

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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 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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    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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    I want these stupid flashbacks to end.

    I need to be able to sleep, but it's impossible.... I hate you for all that you put me through. I'm so done with letting you break me down, but my mind apparently doesn't want the same thing.
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jun 13, 2014

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    So when I need to sleep I have to use the

    Internet to become tried and distract my mind.
    Billy6549 Billy6549 16-17, M 5 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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...
    MissListless MissListless 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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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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    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2014

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    "He reminds me of me,

    before the weight of the world crushed my spirit"
    oscaxr oscaxr 18-21, M Dec 20, 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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    the feeling you get when you're tired all day

    long and when you lay down to go to bed you're wide awake :(
    savvy1998 savvy1998 16-17, F 6 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    My mind never stops I don't trust it.

    It doesn't let me sleep it just goes and goes. Am I the only one? How do others cope?
    jcarinow jcarinow 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2014

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    It is in the latest of nights

    when the questions start pouring through my head. Each and every one like a waterfall of infinite proportion. Why this? Why That? If you are like me, you can't just let those questions without an answer fade away. So, my mind will keep me away until i'm satisfied. I guess you...
    Mojo51 Mojo51 16-17, M Dec 8, 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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    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 2 Responses Feb 11

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

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    I've played too much Binding of Isaac: Rebirth.

    Now I'm just thinking about it.
    UnfinishedStar UnfinishedStar 18-21, F Dec 2, 2014

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    MrAti MrAti 18-21, M Feb 23, 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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    Yeah! Shut up mind! Let me get some sleep!

    ! Why is it you always think of a great response to a bollocking you received earlier in the day. AFTER you're home and you've stewed on it for the evening????
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 6, 2014

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    The only way to shut it up is to listen to music

    for a couple of hours and then I'm just as tired :s
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2014

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    I can never sleep at night.

    .. I've resorted to sleep aid medicine but it's not working anymore...
    xoxojess97 xoxojess97 16-17, T Nov 29, 2014

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