TeenHelp
Support Forums Today's Posts

Get Advice Connect with TeenHelp Resources
HelpLINK Facebook     Twitter     Tumblr     Instagram    Hotlines    Safety Zone    Alternatives


You are not registered or have not logged in

Hello guest! (Not a guest? Log in above!)

As a guest on TeenHelp you are only able to use some of our site's features. By registering an account you will be able to enjoy unlimited access to our site, and will be able to:

  • Connect with thousands of teenagers worldwide by actively taking part in our Support Forums and Chat Room.
  • Find others with similar interests in our Social Groups.
  • Express yourself through our Blogs, Picture Albums and User Profiles.
  • And much much more!

Signing up is free, anonymous and will only take a few moments, so click here to register now!


Self Harm If you or someone you know is struggling with self harm and needs advice or alternatives, we're here to help.

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  (#1 (permalink)) Old
Blair Offline
<3
Regular TeenHelper
*****
 
Blair's Avatar
 
Name: Blair
Age: 24
Gender: Chick
Location: This moment

Posts: 491
Blog Entries: 13
Join Date: December 7th 2010

Question Cutting cause I'm tired??? - December 13th 2010, 10:34 PM

I haven't slept in over a week. I was dragging in school today. A cup of coffee and three red bulls did nothing. So for some reason I pulled out a safety pin a d cut 9 scratches in my leg. It woke me up. I've never cut for that reason before. Anyone else do that? Is it normal to SI when tired as a 'wakeup'?


Just Keep Breathing
   
  (#2 (permalink)) Old
Anala Offline
Member
Not a n00b
**
 
Anala's Avatar
 
Name: Amzies
Gender: Female
Location: Behind you (Mountains, USA)

Posts: 75
Join Date: September 24th 2010

Re: Cutting cause I'm tired??? - December 14th 2010, 12:26 AM

Have you ever cut before?

Don't quote me on this, but I think the pain that you've inflicted on yourself has kinda perked up your body. I dunno if that was obvious or not.

Other than that, I have no idea. I cut to keep my emotions in check, but I have tried cutting before to wake myself up. It didn't work as my body is pretty use to the pain.

I hope you get some sleep Blair. Sleep is always good for you.
   
  (#3 (permalink)) Old
Blair Offline
<3
Regular TeenHelper
*****
 
Blair's Avatar
 
Name: Blair
Age: 24
Gender: Chick
Location: This moment

Posts: 491
Blog Entries: 13
Join Date: December 7th 2010

Re: Cutting cause I'm tired??? - December 14th 2010, 12:43 AM

I cut alot to help my emotions too. But today I just thought that sting could be an energizer


Just Keep Breathing
   
  (#4 (permalink)) Old
Philomath Offline
Love is > your mistakes
I can't get enough
*********
 
Philomath's Avatar
 
Name: Christina
Gender: Female
Location: Where the books are

Posts: 2,282
Blog Entries: 135
Join Date: July 25th 2009

Re: Cutting cause I'm tired??? - December 14th 2010, 12:58 AM

I'm not really sure, I'm sorry I can't give you a definite answer, but I can tell you that when you did that, you released endorphins in your brain, chemicals that are released during physical activity, so that probably is what woke you up, the rush of the endorphins in your brain.
If you haven't slept in a week, that's worrisome, you really need to go to sleep, your body needs rest and keeping it up with Redbull and Coffee won't help you out physically. Your body not responding to the sugar and caffine rush you gave it was a sign that you need to sleep. Sleep is crucial for many parts of your activity in life, if you don't sleep, you will get really tired and your functioning can decrease and you could be endangering yourself a lot more than you think.
If you ever need anything, I'm here quite a bit so you can PM me and I'll be glad to help.


"i don't care your intentions. I just want you to know my self-hatred never took me where I wanted to go. At the end of the day...I can pick at the pain but I can't cut it away."
   
  (#5 (permalink)) Old
Counted Heart. Offline
Sweeter philosophy.
TeenHelp Addict
************
 
Counted Heart.'s Avatar
 
Name: Charlie
Gender: Sometimes

Posts: 9,260
Blog Entries: 77
Join Date: September 20th 2009

Re: Cutting cause I'm tired??? - December 14th 2010, 05:23 AM

Hi there.

While I've never self harmed for that reason, I did find that when I was cutting, it made me feel more awake.

Of course, if that's the reason you cut, the obvious answer would be to get more sleep so you're not tired in the first place. If you're having trouble sleeping, you could talk to your doctor and try and figure out the reason.

Good luck!


let no science fix our path
if only numbers make its math.
🎕
   
  (#6 (permalink)) Old
Sleepwalker Offline
Member
Not a n00b
**
 
Sleepwalker's Avatar
 
Age: 28
Gender: Female
Location: Florida

Posts: 60
Join Date: October 28th 2010

Re: Cutting cause I'm tired??? - December 14th 2010, 05:49 AM

That's interesting. Cutting usually helps me sleep easier, not stay awake. Although I suppose that makes sense that it would energize you.

But I agree with what the others have said - you really should get some sleep. It's not good for your body to be pumped with so much sugar and caffiene and get so little actual rest.


How far do I have to go to make you understand?
I wanna make this work so much it hurts...
But I just can't keep on giving, go on living with the way things are.
So I'm gonna walk away, and it's up to you to say how far...
   
  (#7 (permalink)) Old
z3r0slip Offline
Member
Welcome me, I'm new!
*
 
z3r0slip's Avatar
 
Name: Blythe
Age: 26
Gender: Female
Location: USA

Posts: 46
Join Date: December 15th 2010

Re: Cutting cause I'm tired??? - December 17th 2010, 05:42 AM

ive done it when i was tired, it wake u up yea but its unhealthy. one time i cut and it made me awake and high even. i felt like i had just shot something up, it went on for 2 days. this shit can do weird stuff to ya
   
  (#8 (permalink)) Old
Evanescent Offline
Love Is The Movement
I've been here a while
********
 
Evanescent's Avatar
 
Name: Nicole (Nikki)
Gender: Female
Location: USA

Posts: 1,697
Blog Entries: 6
Join Date: January 29th 2009

Re: Cutting cause I'm tired??? - December 18th 2010, 05:51 AM

I have never self-harmed for that reason before but I think that the release of endorphins is probaby what gave you some energy. Do you know the reason you aren't sleeping?


"Shoot for the moon, even if you miss you'll land among the stars."

"For those who don't care, for those who can't see, never give up, always thrive to be free."

Smile, you are beautiful www.operationbeautiful.com

Blessed Be!
Nicole AKA Nikki
Artist, Poet, and Future Social Worker
   
  (#9 (permalink)) Old
Blair Offline
<3
Regular TeenHelper
*****
 
Blair's Avatar
 
Name: Blair
Age: 24
Gender: Chick
Location: This moment

Posts: 491
Blog Entries: 13
Join Date: December 7th 2010

Re: Cutting cause I'm tired??? - December 18th 2010, 05:57 PM

I'm not able to shut off my mind. I can't stop thinking especially at night when it's quiet and I'm alone with my thoughts


Just Keep Breathing
   
Closed Thread

Bookmarks

Tags
cutting, safetypin, tired

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




All material copyright 1998-2019, TeenHelp.
Terms | Legal | Privacy | Conduct | Complaints

Powered by vBulletin®.
Copyright ©2000-2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search engine optimization by vBSEO.
Theme developed in association with vBStyles.