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I Can't Sleep Because My Heart Hurts

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Literally

    and figuratively. But really its the combo.  
    Tacit Tacit 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 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 18-21 2 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    No Really,

     :/ i dunno why :/
    kittycat101303 kittycat101303 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It Hurts..

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

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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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    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 7 Responses Sep 25, 2009

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So. Who else is a chronic insomniac like me who hasn't been able to go to sleep normally for the past 6 years or so? I've had problem going to sleep for a long time and it's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 25

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    I've been crying for like couple of hours and honestly I don't know why. We haven't talked because he stood me up again even just on the phone. I hate it when he do this to me...
    everpink everpink 26-30, F Apr 11

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    Whenever I should be asleep I can't. I hear nothing but the noises from crickets and cars passing by. It just calms me. To the point where I can't sleep. I just lay down for a few...
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    Can't sleep iv got so much on my mind am just fed up of being ugly
    Chooochooo1 Chooochooo1 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 26

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    Idk. Just can't. Maybe it's the stress. Whenever I come to my room and my mom locks the dog outside I can't sleep :/
    yuhkie yuhkie 16-17, F Mar 31

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    3 AM. I can't sleep. I can close my eyes but what would that do? It doesn't help. Nothing does. Nothing can blunt the blade of my consciousness.
    writercookies writercookies 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I need to hear something. Cars, planes, crickets. I need to hear something. The silence scares me. Every night I play music until I fall asleep. Without it I just can't sleep.
    Raven628 Raven628 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I can't sleep! Someone help me!
    markj1123 markj1123 22-25, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm a naturally warm person (at least that's what everyone tells me). Because of this, my body doesn't function well in warm temperatures. If it's warm in my room, I won't be able...
    JustAnotherHuman34 JustAnotherHuman34 18-21, M Mar 28

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    I couldn't sleep at all last night so I thought I'd pull an all nighter and sleep through the next night. I accomplished so much that day and went to bed looking forward to maybe...
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    Resting in the dark with my eyes wide open. I'm feeling sick in my stomach because I am stressing out about everything that is going on in my life. I am fine during the day. I...
    Christinewl Christinewl 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I wish I could sleep but I can't. I try but when I do I can't. When I go to school I'm in class and my eyes roll around. You know when your supper tired and your eyes move around a...
    Caseyyo Caseyyo 13-15, F Apr 8

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    I hate it when you have to do something really important tomorrow and you just can't f***ing sleep!
    FantasyButterfly4 FantasyButterfly4 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I think of many things every night, especially when I try to go to sleep and I just can't.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I suffer from insomnia because when I get stressed or have too much going on, I can't relax. Really sucks sometimes!
    bluebutterfly13 bluebutterfly13 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I hate when I can't fall asleep!! D:
    chadrick45 chadrick45 18-21, M Mar 23

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    I hate it when in the day I can't remember anything!! But at night everything is rushing through my head :(
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F Mar 24

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    My girlfriend is abroad and I've had such a horrible day that I can't bare not being with her, yet she is asleep and I think texting her awake would be unfair. Meanwhile I'm...
    sagefish sagefish 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Ever since I was admitted to the hospital 5 months ago for slow heart rate and almost died, I fear to fall asleep worries I won't wake up. I also have to sleep with one of my dogs...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    You are not mine,I am not yours cant ever be then why does it hurt so much to stay apart. Why it burns inside,why there is no cure,no balm ,no relief ....why does it hurts so much...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 Mar 31

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    I'm a fool and I only no it now!how many knocks can I take before I crumble and fall? How many times will I get hurt??why am I so trusting?
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Laying in bed playing on my phone because for the last week i haven't been able to fall asleep well. So if anyone else is the same way we can chit chat a while.
    texasjo texasjo 22-25, F Mar 30

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    I really should be sleep. I have to get up at 5:30am and in probably won't get back home from school until 10pm... Why am I up! Lol I need to be sleep 💤🌙🌒 😴
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Apr 2

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    I wake up with light and nature noises, so it is not shocking that I cannot remain asleep if I have my lights on in my house. I wake up maybe one to a few hours later if I fall...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Nope. I cannot sleep with a hot and stuffy room. I have to have it chilly in my room. But I want as many blankets as possible for weight and coziness. If I get too warm, I'll...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 22-25, F Mar 20

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    It 2:25 am and still i feel like something is stoping or disturbing my to have a sound sleep.
    shadow010 shadow010 26-30, M Mar 26

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    7:14 in the morning and still no sleep. Sick of this.
    Echoesofsilence93 Echoesofsilence93 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 26

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    I need to sleep! My brain is just not letting me.
    itzayana itzayana 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Yep. Pulled an all nighter. Haven't done that in a while. This past week my sleep routine has gotten worse than it has been in a while. Been getting two hours max a day.
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My problem is I make scenerios in my head about some hot guy. And it's awesome untill i realise it's 5 hours later and I'm still awake. This is becoming a problem people. I neeedd...
    jeannetjayy jeannetjayy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I'm trying to go to sleep but so many thoughts and memories are running through my head right now. I just want to fall asleep!
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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