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I Can't Sleep Because My Heart Hurts

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It Hurts..

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

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    prettyballerina prettyballerina 31-35, F Nov 24, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    No Really,

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

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

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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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    I am tired but can't sleep. it's almost 1100pm here. someone please talk to me. I am a very nice and friendly person.
    secretchey secretchey 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am so tired, but I just can't sleep.
    quackmooquack quackmooquack 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    haven't been sleeping at all lately worried about what i was told in my physical. gotta see a specialist on monday. he thought he felt a mass or something in my bladder
    lovewins2123 lovewins2123 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I am just laying here in bed, Horny, tired, and Lonely. I want to sleep, but I just can't seem to fall asleep, so I just lay here, Doing much of nothing, and I guess just writing...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Insomnia.... In the early hours of the morning. No matter what time I fall asleep or how tired I am, I only seem to manage a few hours each night. My body feels drained and I feel...
    Calsi704 Calsi704 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I honestly don't know what to do.,., I'm so tired but hear noises and stuff.... Idk how to fall asleep in peace, so I won't be scared
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I have this fear. At night it's like anxiety or something.. I'm scared to sleep thinking someone's going to break in or something... I can't sleep
    missgermangirl missgermangirl 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My eyes are burning and my head is starting to hurt, yet I still can't sleep.
    ScarletRivers ScarletRivers 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    There's this thing called an iPhone and yeah, that MIGHT be why I can't sleep 😅
    willpalmer12 willpalmer12 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I love sleep, but I hate falling asleep, it's terrifying to me now. I try to fight it, honestly, the feeling of falling into some sort of darkness, and not even realizing what's...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Been tossing and turning all night. I'm exhausted, but I can't sleep. I need an off switch for my brain. :( I'm not going to make it through this day.
    saram1985 saram1985 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'll be tired when I get home from work and I'll have the mindset that I'm gonna go to sleep soon as I get home..............doesn't happen
    shericka1992 shericka1992 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I hate it when this happens. It doesn't happen that often, but when it does, I feel so anxious, bored and agitated. And the worst thing is, everyone else is asleep so I don't have...
    roryta roryta 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    My mind is cluttered with things that I can't change.Ideas for the future,and claculating just how much money the sandman would owe me.If I charged him a dollar for every hour of...
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't sleep. Too warm in my bedroom and my wisdom tooth hurts. I showered to help soothe me. Ugh!
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Sorry for my broken english So I've had a long-term relationship like 4 years.. i don't know if you could call it long-term but for me this is the longest relationship i've ever...
    Escc Escc 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    I swear he waits until my head hits the pillow, then BAM, the snoring starts....I didn't want to sleep anyway
    txbtrfly txbtrfly 41-45, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I swear to God I got to bed at 10-ish and now still struggling to sleep. Damn. Maybe I'm enjoying these song resonating from my earphones quite reverently but really these songs...
    MienaMena MienaMena 26-30, F Jun 26

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    God, I’m so tired... 12:26 am. The sound of my own breathing is annoying me and I can’t sleep. Every little twitch and itch feels like a spider taking a stroll cross my arm...
    drfate drfate 31-35, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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