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i think im sleep cutting - August 2nd 2012, 01:22 AM

ok so the other morning i woke up with a cut on my wrist i couldnt find any blood so thats good but i put bracelets over it and with all thats going on in my life and since im a sleep walker and talker im not suprized


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Re: i think im sleep cutting - August 2nd 2012, 01:48 AM

Hey Dominick, maybe you could set up a video camera on your bedroom and see if you cut or not? or maybe you just scratched yourself in your sleep by accident? I slept on a pencil once and woke up with a scratch on my arm.

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Re: i think im sleep cutting - August 2nd 2012, 01:16 PM

Hey there,

I Would say it's not impossible that you hurt yourself in your sleep, but again, it's not the only explanation for the cut. How many times has this happened? If it's just he once I'd say the chances of it being SH in your sleep are pretty slim - not impossible, but not cause for concern. However if it's happened a few times, perhaps think about cutting your nails before you go to bed, or removing any sharp equipment from your reach when you go to sleep. IT's a lot harder not to hurt yourself while you're unconscious, but there are precautions you can take to ensure the chance of it happening are minimised.

Also, think about telling someone about this. If it's gotten to the point where you're harming yourself in your sleep, telling someone would be a good idea so you can get to the root of the problem and tackle what's causing you to do this to yourself. OF course, SH should never be used as a coping mechanism, whether that be consciously or unconsciously, so telling a professional, or even a close family member or friend would be a good idea.

I hope this has helped a bit and hopefully it's not what you think it might be.
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Re: i think im sleep cutting - August 2nd 2012, 01:39 PM

Just wanted to add that I sometimes find random little cuts on my body. I think the chances of you cutting yourself in your sleep are very low, usually people can only do simple functions when sleep walking.
It might be that the cut was already there but you just hadn't noticed it. Or something scratched you and it just took some time to show up.
As Hollie said, there are lots of other explanations, so I'd try and rule some things out.
If you feel your cutting has gotten out of hand then definitely talk to your parents about it so they can help.


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