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I Can't Sleep Because My Heart Hurts

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    Literally

    and figuratively. But really its the combo.  
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2009

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    Sleep Hurts

    How many nights I couldn't sleep well because of my heart hurting + thinking of situation that had occured.  :(  It got better and I know it'll always be in the picture since it will come to me at times.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jun 25, 2011

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    Hearty Insomnia

    I have never been the best sleeper in the world but, since separating from my husband I have lost many more nights sleep.  Sometimes I can feel it coming on in the evening and I try my best to find distractions but still it overwhelms me.  I'll try to describe the feeling...
    Piapod72 Piapod72 36-40, F Sep 26, 2011

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    Help :/

    I broke up with my boyfriend sometime in August because I thought he didnt love me anymore. He confused me by sending weird texts and then a week later said he needed time alone. I didnt understand because we barley talked that summer since he went to Europe. When I broke up with...
    ScreamMyDeath ScreamMyDeath 66-70, F Sep 25, 2009

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    The Hurt Is Always Worst At Night

    for us night was our time we could snuggle up in bed and talk to each other and play games, we took our night baths with each others and made sure we both were clean and we did a lot of kissing and touching too then my girl friends / wife mother would get us both ready for bed...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Jun 11, 2011

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    Last Night

    I lay awake thinking of you, of the times we shared, of the times we will never share again. I know I will still see you, but it won't be the same. I cried myself to sleep last night. I don't know how or when I eventually fell asleep. And then I woke up again in the middle of the...
    VendettaVita VendettaVita 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 15, 2010

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    A Night Waiting For A Star Bright

    It's already a deep night and everybody is sleeping soundlessly. I can't get away from the pain from an arrow shot right inside my heart. My heart is dripping in blood right now. No one cares to listen to my same old first love story anymore. They were fed up because I refuse to...
    leungmvc leungmvc 22-25 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    When Will The Choice Be Made I Cant Sleep

    I've been with who I felt was the last man I would ever love.and we planed to get married about 2 years ago I got pregnant well I did not know but he did he even admitts to planing it.then. my super hero reverts and slowly but surely stops being a man but acting like a...
    mrssweettea mrssweettea 22-25 Oct 28, 2010

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    It Hurts

    My husband and I split over a month ago. The pain is still here and the nights are still lonely. My heart still hurts and my sleep is disturbed. I mainly take short naps during the day now as it's easier for me to sleep for short amounts of time, and on the sofa too so that I don...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 12 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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    Slips Through

    The darkness descends slowly stripping unending skies of all companions. weariness grips,heart hurts,silence sings as within locked horizon vows of ‘forever’ are crushed as sand. I try to reach for your hand It slips through my fingers ... the sand
    trappedwings trappedwings 26-30, F Nov 23, 2012

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    Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart

    there are many nights when i can't sleep because my heart hurts. i'll only fall asleep when it's really close to morning and i became really tired and drenched inside. waking up from nights like this is like wishing a nightmare to just go away. sometimes i think i am living my...
    LovelessAdvocate LovelessAdvocate 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16, 2010

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    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F Nov 24, 2014

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    My Heart Hurts So Much....

    Its hard to sleep, when your Heart hurts so much. Its hard to sleep when all you can dream about how good things were, and are now having to deal with how bad things are right now. He was the one thing I looked forward to everyday, one thing that I thought no matter, How...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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    Absolutely This....

    It's funny as I can close my heart off at times but at night lately, I am finding that I just cry. I cry for me and for what I have become. For being such a 26 year old loser. I am hopeless and pathetic. If people knew what I was really like, I am pretty sure they would judge me...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    I'm confused & upset.

    & to make things worse, today is my birthday.
    kaseyynicholee kaseyynicholee 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2014

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    A Simple Escape

    it's 2 am in the morning... and i can't sleep. i just cried over the phone, again. i guess it's easier to pretend that you are fine, yet you are not. it's easier to smile than explaining the reason behind it. i don't know what to do anymore... i don't want to be alive right now...
    LovelessAdvocate LovelessAdvocate 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    She was my best friend

    since middle school. We would txt each other almost everyday and my feelings for her grew. I trusted her and i thought i loved her. It all changed in one summer. The summer before college. I built up the confidence to finally ask her out and she said yes! The days i spent...
    go2dasho go2dasho 18-21, M Aug 18, 2014

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    I Miss You

    i miss my daughter so much.i have lost a husband my house and now my car in a crash but wost of all i have lost my daughter.i struggle to sleep bcause my heart aches so much without her.the physical pain i feel from my accident is still nothing compared to the lose of a child.i...
    freeangel freeangel 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    I Have Been Here A Lot Lately....

    Since my Breakup, with my ex, who I was together, and engaged to, I have had a Lot of these nights, they are some of the most painful nights, that nothing could stop the tears, and no words of comfort, can help take the damn pain away. I have had nights, where I'd be crying so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jul 14, 2010

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    More Situational Than Personal

    college, honesty, surgery. all so called sure things that were supposed to set me up for happiness. all of which broke my heart and left me without motivation, faith, or hope. for me, losing those things cut deeper than any fledging romance could. for as long as i can remember, i...
    delusionsofglamour delusionsofglamour 18-21, F Jul 14, 2010

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    Sleep Comes More Easily Than It Returns...

    Over the last month my heart has been completely broken...maybe remade, but in what fashion I am unsure. All of my priorities have changed. I stopped sleeping, I stopped eating. Ive lost so much weight; all of my clothes are too large. This week I got sick - which probably saved...
    Fractions Fractions 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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    No Really,

     :/ i dunno why :/
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2009

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    Long Lasting Hurt.

    We started dateing when we were juniors in highschool. After three months of dateing we hit the "I love you" point. It was so strong, so real. Everything was amazing and we stayed together and happy for three years. We grew as a couple and i was so happy. We both went to the same...
    wemma wemma 18-21 Jun 16, 2010

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    Again

     two months....down the drain. he told me he could wait, told me he wanted to be with me, told me i was the only one   but now...all of a sudden hes with someone else     tonight i will not be able to slee because my heart hurts...  
    dotta415 dotta415 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2009

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    It Hurts..

    Nightly silence candles flickering my soul steps closer to emptiness..
    trappedwings trappedwings 26-30, F Mar 14, 2013

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    I cannot remember the last time I was able to get good, REM sleep. My husband snores - like a yeti. He also has episodes of apnea with loud "snork!" Then there's the whole...
    Msfortunecookie Msfortunecookie 56-60, F 4 hrs ago

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    Every night I dread going to bed knowing that my insomnia won't let me sleep, getting up in the morning in a bad mood and struggling to stay awake all day. Then suffering through...
    Josimms23 Josimms23 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    I hate it when i can't sleep for no reasons..
    salmaalaa salmaalaa 18-21, F 22 hrs ago

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    I can feel myself getting sleepy, but my body, my mind won't let me drift off into the sweet bliss of nothingness. I can feel it in my bones the sleepiness is trying to lull me to...
    AlmostEmpty AlmostEmpty 13-15, F 23 hrs ago

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    It's 2am and I can't sleep :(
    Lucycristobal Lucycristobal 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ugh! These humid nights over the summer here in Northern Oregon gets miserable. I cannot sleep well during those nights.
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I couldn't sleep yesterday because it was hot...
    gianmarzzellino97 gianmarzzellino97 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    I'm tired and have to be up early... but I can't ******* sleep. Ughh!
    EmersonGrace EmersonGrace 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can't sleep for **** haha, my roommate snores loud as **** and I can't sleep....anybody got any tips to help me with this nuisance
    BotchyFawn BotchyFawn 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    I'm tired but I can't sleep. My eyes burn, but I just can't keep them shut.
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm in my room on my bed dead tired... clutching my teddy hoping I cab get some sleep but I only want to cry right now... I only have one person on my mind and it's terrible he is...
    zither29 zither29 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    seems like my brain is stopping me from sleeping because I need to get up early tomorrow
    Inesmaz Inesmaz 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    you would think a pain pill would knock me out but nope. im still up watching my brother sleep. i guess im worried i wont here the alarm and will over sleep and stress my bladder...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    It's 3:54am yet I can't turn my brain off and go to sleep, ep probably doesn't help aha
    JackH19 JackH19 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I haven't been able to sleep for a couple of days now. There's not too much stress in my life (which is usually what keeps me up) , but lately it seems like it's almost as if I'm...
    underwaterlilly underwaterlilly 16-17, F 1 Response a week ago

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    ugh, monday is brutal as I didn't really sleep until 3...I tried everything...watching youtube, listening to new age, reading random articles . ...finally my husband suggested...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I started working 3rd shift and it's been a struggle to get decent sleep. I went on vacation over the weekend and it messed up my sleep even more. I'm starting to get stressed...
    JustDevy JustDevy 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I don't really know if this is something stupid and shouldn't be worried, but anyways a while ago I've noticed I only slept for about 5 hours which is normal I guess, but recently...
    hateitwhenyoucry hateitwhenyoucry 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    I am so tired, and I am not feeling good at all, but I can't fall asleep. :( I just want to sleep. :(
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 20

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