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I Have A Mind That Keeps Me Awake At Night

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    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    MrAti MrAti 18-21, M Feb 23, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    reese187 reese187 26-30, F Mar 11

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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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    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Well today I asked this girl I've been taking

    too, out to the movies and she said yes, this is the first time we are meeting so I'm like pretty nervous and really hope she likes me haha :P just wanted to vent
    damnitsover damnitsover 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 9

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    To tired to do anything

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

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    I will never know in my life (like I have

    always known) what it's like to be enough for someone. that I will never be enough for anyone. to be someone's one and only. time for me to face realty and facts for once
    ULUW ULUW 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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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    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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    Why am I never enough.

    ..how can someone say the things you want and need to hear but you find things out..how is someone that manipulative? what are they gaining..don't they know you would have done anything for them..they could have been the one..
    ULUW ULUW 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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    Raise your hand if it's time to sleep

    but your brain is like... nah girl. Let's review every tiny failure in your life, but then remember good things, and then get an annoying song in our head. ****!
    TheMeanReds28 TheMeanReds28 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 3, 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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    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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    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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