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i feel like sleep is for "weak" people

Discussion in 'Midnight Owl' started by wheresmysheep, Jan 22, 2009.

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  1. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    and his is why i usually dont sleep. and if i do i feel horrible for sleeping, desgusting almost.
    i dont know what to do about it, or anything..

    anyone else the same?
  2. Yash

    Yash Member

    I.. fell the same way i make myself stay awake just so i dont feel weak cos i have to sleep...
  3. Epical Taylz

    Epical Taylz Well-Known Member

    i feel more valnurable when i sleep
    not so much weak.

    i dont get much sleep anymore for that reason
  4. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    I sometimes wish I didn't have to sleep so much. It seems a burden, a curse.

    My therapist pointed out that Einstein slept 10 hours a day. That helped. I'm eccentric, myself, so I somewhat identify with him.
  5. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    no its not so much a vunerable feeling, but like i'm weak for needing to sleep to be able to function, even though i barely sleep as it is, the hour or two that i do sleep, i just end up hating myself for falling asleep.

    i dont understand it.
  6. mdmefontaine

    mdmefontaine Antiquities Friend

    i think sleep is boring.

    not sure what that means.. i think when a person is at the end of their rope, and possibly sense that death is looming near. . . . they want to absorb as much 'life' as they can while they still have time? just a theory. who would believe a depressed mind anyway. . .
  7. aoeu

    aoeu Well-Known Member

    I like to sleep when depressed. It's sweet relief from reality until morning. Even better if I dream [though lately they've started to reflect reality closely - that is, they're nightmares.]
  8. the fleet asleep

    the fleet asleep Well-Known Member

    ive always put an emphasis on sleep, moreso since i began studying lucid dreaming. i find that suicide itself would be less a reprieve than a constant state of lucid dreaming.

    if there were a way to safely stay in a state of r.e.m. sleep, id be the first in line. i cant think of a more perfect way to both exist and escape. i often wonder if, once ive experienced an extended state of lucid dreaming, id ever want to return to reality. scary prospect.

    i managed to get a misserable hour of sleep today, which brings my 4 day total to 1. im fighting the urge to load up on antihistamines, as i dont think itd be very beneficial for me to sleep a few days off right now.

    but really, who needs sleep when youve got chemical imbalances!?
  9. Petal

    Petal SF dreamer Staff Member Safety & Support SF Supporter

    I don't feel that way. I :wub: sleep.
  10. jameslyons

    jameslyons Well-Known Member

    When I didn't have insomnia I used to struggle to stay awake with Janie, but now I love catching my Z's :).

    Though to be fair, I also really dig getting up at 4:30 am and writing for a couple hours. 4:00-5:30 are my happy hours. Plus it means later in the day I get to take a nap. And napping is the only thing better than sleeping at night.
  11. cinZamurai

    cinZamurai Well-Known Member

    I´v sleept way to much lately but im about to go back to more normal sleeping patterns, if I can manage that is.

    This last week was scary. I sleept whole days away. something like this. I would go to sleep at around 09:00 in the morning and then sleep to around 19:00, 20:00 and then the same thing next day. Right now im having a hard time feeling sleepy when I should. But at least I´m making an effort and try to sleep earlier and set my clock so I can get up. Today it was; bed 03:00 and I got up at around 12:00. I diddent sleep much in quality in that time but it was better then last week. :blink: I´m not on any drugs or anything but I eat very little and that might play in? I dont know. Anyway, I´m going to recover from this darn down period in my life. I so want to be over it.
  12. UndeddMonkey

    UndeddMonkey Member

    I can't say I have a regular sleeping pattern or routine. Before puberty I would need to sleep a couple hours more than the rest of my family. By my mid-teens I would only require 4 oir 5 hours of sleep each day but that was when I could still fall asleep and not wake up until I was done. These days I can only sleep when I can, if that makes any sense. Sometimes I am so tired it's painful all over but I just can't sleep. Sometimes I sleep for a day or two, only waking up to go to the bathroom or get a drink of water or juice or something, and then go back to sleep. I think depression has something to do with that sometimes, but not every time. Sleep is necessary and every aspect of my life including my job, my wife's job, and my relationship with my wife has been negatively affected by my sleeping patterns. I have no answers here and I thought I had a helpful point to make when I decided to post in this thread but I realize that now I don't. Sorry.
  13. jamie2

    jamie2 Active Member

    I sadly require lots of sleep... I sleep atleast 10 or more hours depending on the day, the last year I have only slept 3 hours a night on average, and I totally burned myself out, I really wish to increase the amount I sleep per night.
  14. Fantasy Addict

    Fantasy Addict Active Member

    I understand what you're saying exactly. I usually stay awake all night reading a book or roleplaying because I get extremely angry at myself for falling asleep. When I used to have sleepovers with friends, I used to get ridiculously angry at them for getting sleepy, and it worsened over time to the point of hurting myself for it. I'm trying to get over it, but it's hard not to get angry or disgusted about it.
  15. wheresmysheep

    wheresmysheep Staff Alumni

    did you ever find out why you get angry for falling asleep?
    cause its bothering me atm
  16. hammockmonkey

    hammockmonkey Well-Known Member

    I hate sleep, I wish I never had to do it again.
  17. used to say sleep was overrated
    still think it is
    maybe it is for the weak, eh?
    i used to get angry at not being able to sleep
    constantly thought something was way wrong with me
    then i learned to just deal with it

    for a good while the only way i could sleep was with some one else
    now i can't STAND it, not even being in the same room
    just hearing my roommate across the wall drives me nuts
    back to being up all night and day i guess
  18. Fantasy Addict

    Fantasy Addict Active Member

    I honestly don't know why, but I'll probably do some research on it now. I have nothing better to do.
  19. mandarine

    mandarine Active Member

    I don't think sleeping is useless, but sometimes I feel like my day has gone by too fast and that sleeping stops me from doing this. I feel like when I sleep i'm missing out on something, even though i'm not sure on what. There's not much to do at night where I live.

    Right now I just wanna continue doing things and I get lonely (and jealous of those who can sleep early) when everyone is asleep and because I can't have people stay awake doing things or going out with as often as I would want to....lonely
  20. shades

    shades Staff Alumni

    Although my sleep patterns are erratic and sometimes I go a couple of days without sleeping, on the third day I sleep for several hours. I've read studies (I can't quote them here) that insist that sleep is necessary for the brain to rejuvinate and I don't think it's for "weak" people. Many of us may see sleep as a waste of time, but I'm sure it is necessary to function in at least a somewhat productive manner.
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