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Question Sleeping [not] - March 13th 2009, 03:31 AM

If anyone’s read my posts you might know that I recently quit SH, messed up, told my school head doctor, and chose to quit again.- I am currently on an all out relapse.

I usually sleep a lot.. like 10 hours a night, sometimes going to bed as early as five pm.

Now that I'm cutting regularly again I just, don't feel tired. I guess I didn't sleep to much before [when I was cutting] but, I don't know it's weird.

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Re: Sleeping [not] - March 13th 2009, 03:37 AM

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Yeah, I think I followed that. So there's a correlation between how much sleep you get and how much you're cutting?

I'm curious as to how your mood has been along with that. Is there a possibility that your mood took a turn as you decided to stop, or you decided to stop because of a mood turn, or start, or whatever. Because I think that's a high possibility, it happens sometimes. What do you think?



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Re: Sleeping [not] - March 13th 2009, 03:40 AM

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Is there a possibility that your mood took a turn as you decided to stop, or you decided to stop because of a mood turn, or start, or whatever. Because I think that's a high possibility, it happens sometimes. What do you think?
I don't know. It's just like, after I SH I feel wired, wide eyed, etc. I mean, I'm tired right now, but I don't want to sleep, cause I feel so... I don't know.
   
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Re: Sleeping [not] - March 13th 2009, 09:03 AM

Self harming gives you an adrenaline rush, which is the feeling that people can get addicted to. So if you're cutting at night, your body is still full of adrenaline when you try to sleep, and that would make it incredibly hard.
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Re: Sleeping [not] - March 13th 2009, 09:14 AM

Sorry to hear you aren't sleeping. I think UselessSecret hit it dead on with the adrenaline rush. However, sleep is important and we feel better with a good nights sleep. Have you tried any night time relaxing methods like calm music, a warm bath, a nice book, or meditation? Also you could try an OTC supplement called melatonin. It occurs naturally in our bodies to calm you down and put you to sleep. While it doesn't work for everyone it is worth a try. Also things like camomile tea could be of some help. I hope you feel better and find the strength to stop SHing. Maybe you should make another doctors appointment and get yourself some help. Feel better!

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Re: Sleeping [not] - March 13th 2009, 12:24 PM

What actually helps you to relax?
   
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