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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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..

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

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Aug 18

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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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    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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    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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    Changed meds again and now I'm waking after 6 hrs of sleep. I don't mind it, the house is quiet and I can do as I please...just as long as it's not in bed. What I really want to do...
    noodleloaf noodleloaf 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The past week I have had little or no sleep !!! At first I would get possibly 6 hours but past three nights only sleeping between 3-4 hours ! I feel so exhausted and worn out but I...
    Nutcase38 Nutcase38 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    OK so it is 2:19 am and I can't sleep without my pills. My mom took them so I don't have an overdose but all I want to do is sleep but I can't!
    bitchybrandi bitchybrandi 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 31

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    People always ask me, why I hardly sleep! Stress, that is the cause. I stress about everything. Can I pay this bill, student loans, keeping the car up todate, etc... I have...
    vbedwell90 vbedwell90 22-25, F Aug 18

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    I'm too scared to turn off the lights but I can't sleep with the light on!😭😭 I have a sleeping mask but I get so paranoid that there's a murderer or a ghost or something in...
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    It's 0505, AND I STILL CAN'T SLEEP!!! Ugh! Frustrating!!! I have to get up tomorrow morning and drive 10 hours to Texas, so I really need to rest this evening. Go to sleep, or stay...
    System113 System113 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 7

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    It's like every night literally every night I can't sleep with absolutely nothing to do. What's worst about this is that all the thoughts and memories that are supposed to be...
    AchCailin001 AchCailin001 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I can't sleep. And what's worse is that i keep checking my phone to see if I've received a message. But sadly i haven't. Another night of tossing and turning is about to begin. :(
    Saram1985 Saram1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    6:00AM and I still can't sleep. wtf is wrong with me, why can't I just turn my brain off for the night? fml
    fuckitol fuckitol 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Been up since 7am yesterday and I still can't sleep
    ladyyukihime ladyyukihime 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Can't sleep. So many bad thoughts in mind. Blah. I try to relax and I'm tired as hell, but I'm still awake.
    Cutterkarma Cutterkarma 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    Not that it's new. I gave myself insomnia while a freshman in college, a short yet oh so long year ago. This summer of 2014 went by too fast. I floated along on Cloud 9 thinking...
    SarabearPark SarabearPark 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I rarely get a lot of sleep now, because I usually can't stop thinking of people, or things.
    youtubeninja youtubeninja 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Lately I've been getting 4 hours of sleep and I'm losing it mentally... I sleep around midnight and wake up at 3 am. I wake up suddenly and can't go back to sleep no matter what I...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    It is 6:03 a.m. and I can't fall asleep because my boyfriend and my dog have both been snoring non-stop since we got into bed!!!
    cicisays13 cicisays13 26-30, F Aug 16

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    I really need to get to sleep but i can't stop reading EP...damn u EP!!
    feelingeh feelingeh 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 28

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    I hate this why can't I sleep I'm crying right now... (Read my last experience)
    oOMissDiorOo oOMissDiorOo 13-15, F Aug 4

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    All the negative thoughts appear. What people may think of me. Do they like me? Do they hate me? Do they think I'm pathetic? Do they think I'm a loser? Do they think I'm a weirdo...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 9

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    Idk why but I just can not sleep. :P lucky tomorrow is Friday.
    PeacandOtaku PeacandOtaku 13-15, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Hmm......why can't I sleep?
    AcousticLover AcousticLover 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    4:51Am im the mornig and i still ca't sleep D:
    vinneh22 vinneh22 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Why can't I just fall asleep and never wake up.
    emmacla emmacla 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I cant sleep at night, like at all. I never get tired at night and when I do go to bed I end up laying there awake until sunrise. I think I have delayed sleep phase syndrome. my...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Who wants to be my mommy or daddy? Heart this
    GalaxyJumper GalaxyJumper 16-17, M Aug 13