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I Can't Sleep Because My Heart Hurts

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    Literally

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

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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 5 Responses Oct 23, 2011

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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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    I'm confused & upset.

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

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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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    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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    No Really,

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 70+, F Sep 25, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Or just spooky crap. Or torment. Like america does. Local enemy. Poser. Liar. Influential has been. Oh and my dad. Who i thought was worse. Until i met...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 14

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    I'm really struggling right now lol but I'm serious! 1. I'm a night owl and I'm not really tired, I'm just trying to make myself go to sleep because I have an early rise in the am...
    Jo8691 Jo8691 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    Most nights I can't sleep because I have to much on my mind, and everything replays like a damn movie that you just don't want to watch. Imagine that your brain is like a computer...
    BlueHairedSunshine182 BlueHairedSunshine182 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I can't sleep and I can't stop thinking! All my thoughts are racing and it's preventing me from falling asleep! I can't do anything about it and I don't understand why I am all of...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 13

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    I can't sleep properly For the past few months I can't sleep well. Even if I'm really tired, I only have a few hours sleep (about 4-5) and constantly keep waking. I wake up tired...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Sep 4

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    I can't sleep !! I need help ! Any good tips? Because i tried a lot of things and nothing is working ,
    sowhat007 sowhat007 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    I just can’t sleep right now. I feel sick, a bit sad, and scared. Not really scared, but if I close my laptop and have the lights off, I just dunno, it’s like I want to sleep...
    YoureMyGlowstone YoureMyGlowstone 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    My head is so filled with sh!t I can't sleep, and the thought of being alone kills me more, and makes me so frustrated I can't sleep. SHOOT ME
    Gemma3sahara Gemma3sahara 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I can't sleep. Does anyone around my age want to talk?
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 6 Responses Sep 9

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    I can't sleep any longer, I have too much on my mind or I have nightmares. I hate it.
    Iwillalwaysbeforgotten Iwillalwaysbeforgotten 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    The worst is when you can't sleep and no one is messaging you
    Unkownplayer36 Unkownplayer36 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    It's 2:30am, been up all night, have a big exam tomorrow morning and I can't sleep, so I've had a beer and a smoke and now I'm ready for a chat. Anyone else interested?
    InMiseryWeSeekBacon InMiseryWeSeekBacon 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    For some reason I really can't sleep tonight at all
    oldwise oldwise 31-35, M Sep 15

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    just having a weird night. Dreams that I know were bad but I can't remember them. Been waking up at 2am for about 2 weeks. It's making me feel crazy.
    JulieAnn13 JulieAnn13 41-45, F 4 hrs ago

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    Lying here eyes fluttering and hanging on to the way last week played, feeling sad still and desperately wanting to let go... In this moment Heart filling full of how many tears I...
    Xenasdreams Xenasdreams 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    Can anyone sleep under these conditions? I just imagine some person being like "I love sweating in my sleep and when I can't breathe through my nose uuuuugh it's so perfect!" I don...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    Didn't sleep again last night. Well, perhaps an hour. Felt horrible. What does a good sleep feel like? I haven't had one in such a long time.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    Staying up all night sleeping all day all damn summer I still can't get it right. It's okay I'll be a zombie for school.
    CeeAirAHH CeeAirAHH 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I can't get to sleep even though I know I will be tiered in the morning.
    LoverOfKnowlege LoverOfKnowlege 16-17, M Sep 9

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    I feel alone... truly alone! Some say that they feel alone yet they often have at least a few people to talk to. I have my girlfriend whom I speak to for 1 hours at best, I have...
    YitzchakWinternitz YitzchakWinternitz 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 13

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    Wide awake at 4am.... Can't get back to sleep :(
    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Sep 21

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    i keep thinking of what i want to do, and what i want to do as an adult. I want to go to college, but for what? the only thing i'm good at and have a deep passion for is drawing...
    jeweldoggy jeweldoggy 13-15, F Sep 1

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    I went to my room at 8:00 and now it's 11:08 -_- why can't I fall asleep
    ItsKimmy ItsKimmy 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    If stressed I wake up all hours of the night. I do sleep but very fitful.I try to avoid stress or conflict during the evening so I can allow myself quality sleep.I have a medical...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    There was this party I went to at a bed and breakfast in NY right by the Hudson River. So beautiful. The food was amazing and the beds oh my god I was sleeping on a cloud. I wish...
    86reality 86reality 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I heard screaming about a block away from my house so I ran to it without thinking, what I found was a crying woman who was just the victim of domestic abuse. She did not want to...
    Rune2u Rune2u 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 1