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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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    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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    I'm confused & upset.

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It Hurts..

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

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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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    No Really,

     :/ i dunno why :/
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 26, 2011

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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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    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 can't sleep because I'm excited for tomorrow. I'll be at home alone with my sister. I won't have my guardian breathing down my neck. I really hate her. I don't think i'll sleep...
    ImYourLady ImYourLady 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    I haven't slept in 3 days...my minds just racing at night and I don't even know what about...and the boredom when you can't sleep is infuriating....should I go to the doctors...
    Itscaitlin Itscaitlin 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 5

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    I'm just sooooo tired and I can't sleep :( why can't I sleep? {(-_-)} My eyelids are pretty heavy but why can't I go to dreamland? ( ;´Д`)
    Misaki7590 Misaki7590 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    So had a lunch with a friend, I was in a girly mood. I wore 12 cm heels for 6 hrs, ended had my left foot's skin ripped. I can't sleep or even walk now :(
    rockettothemoon08 rockettothemoon08 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    late at night thinking about why I can't sleep, cause you're not worth thinking about anymore.
    persayous persayous 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    Can't sleep and bored. This sucks.
    Ciem Ciem 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    Can't sleep. Waiting until the sun rises ☀︎
    Christymaybe Christymaybe 13-15, F Dec 31, 2014

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    I'm tired but i can't sleep...
    EyelessGlitch EyelessGlitch 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    great! it's 4.42AM and I can't sleep! I'm going to miss morning classes again! and then cry about it later :/
    angelcares angelcares 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I can't sleep without music playing in the background; the volume is always on the same number. But tonight it's just too loud. It's overbearing and making it worse. But why is it...
    thisgirl92 thisgirl92 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    It's already 5:15 am where I'm from and I still can't get some ******* sleep, been this way for a few days now. hoorah for sleepless nights -.-
    xBizzleh xBizzleh 16-17, F Jan 3

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    I either think way to much, or i sleep for a few hours and have a nightmare and just don't sleep for a day, or two... Right now I'll blame it on the fact that it's 4:33 am on New...
    irishlassy98 irishlassy98 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    It's way too early and I can't get back to sleep :(
    Itsme909 Itsme909 36-40, M Jan 1

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    I can't remember the last time I slept during the night. And now it's been 3 days without sleep, accompanied by my lovely girlfriend, Insomnia.
    Sanding Sanding 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 10

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    Very early in the morning and still can't go to sleep.
    lonelyroom lonelyroom 26-30, M Jan 14

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    I don't know if that's good or bad because my mind is always working hard producing different questions and learning facts I can't help it I overthink a lot! About everything
    ElissaAcosta ElissaAcosta 16-17, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ugh,.. I hate that I can't fall asleep!! I guess I'll be up all night then// YAY
    EliHudson16 EliHudson16 16-17, M Dec 27, 2014

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    Too much going on in my life right now. Too many demands on my time. I am the ultimate juggler! I know hard times are temporary but right now can't see much light at the end of the...
    AngelSuze AngelSuze 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't like how your heart wants something but then your mind says something else... And sometimes you listen to your heart but then it doesn't always come true so u stop...
    fragmentsoftheheart fragmentsoftheheart 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    It is now 4 In the morning, nightmares and terrible thoughts storm my mind. I have to get weighed, yet I hate stepping onto that scale. makes my heart skip a beat and anxiety...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 9

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    My last experience was the worst cuz my boyfriend left the country then a week later he told me and we broke up. My heart melted for weeks. A month after that he died from a...
    bebaprieta3 bebaprieta3 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    i have school tomorrow .. 5 exams .. !! its 12:30 am and i have to wake up 4:30am ... i cant sleep ... am kinda worried .. and thinking about many things .. and having a headache...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    I'm not going to sleep, I don't feel safe, I'm terrified that something bad will happen as I sleep or gettin another terrible nightmare. Just please someone hold me until I sleep
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F Jan 8

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