I am addicted to sleep
i love sleeping. it feels so good i think i could even become addicted if i diddnt HAVE to wake up. i sleep about 12 hours every day and could sleep more if i diddnt have to do daily nesessities. i am aware of the fact that people who generaly sleep more than they are supposed to, die sooner and have other various health problems. to be honest i would rather sleep than do most things. i even choose sleep over sex alot. is this normal?
YES I LOVE TO SLEEP!!! all my friends are like, WTF?? i dont know what it is but its my #1 favorite thing ever.
Usually people who want to sleep rather than be an active member of society or at least have a life are depressed. What is it about sleep you like so much? Is it an escape?
13 years ago
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it just feels so good. lol idk how to explain it. it is possible that i am depressed tho...
I have a hard time getting to sleep. Generally, I'll stay up to 3 or 4am. Just watching movies or doing whatever, I like it. Then when I'm exhausted, I go to sleep. I'll wake up at maybe 2pm... but then. Just laying there, it feels so good. I'll go back to sleep. Waking up around 4pm. I feel guilty I've wasted my day away from sleep. But then I will go back to sleep until 6 or 7pm! Just laying there, feels soo good. I if it's a day off and I have nothing to actually get up for. *shrugs*. I've missed dates from doing this.
My body pumps me full of feel good endophins while you're I'm in bed. Other people don't understand me on this point. And while I might feel guilty I've slept so long, I'll go back to sleep. Repeatedly telling myself... just another 20 mins. Only to do this for about 3 more hrs.
I think it's a combination of depression and a lack of things to do, such as hobbies and such.
Once I'm out of bed, it's not a problem. I'm awake... but just getting out of bed is the hard part.
I think the answer is to jump out of bed as soon as you're awake. Just try to see if you can do it for a week or so. And maybe join a gym. That'll help the depression and give you more energy. This is my plan. But if you find a solution, let me know. I find it's eating up my life.
same here!! i often sleep for 12-20 hours at a time. i have depression and am on anti depressants. i just love sleeping. it;s so safe and comfy. i don't know how else so explain it. it's just amazing!!!
sleep over sex?
rethink ur priorities haha
10 years ago
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I hate sex because I hate humans
10 years ago
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we are the exact opposites
Lucky bastard i wish I could sleep but I have insomnia...
I sleep AT LEAST 12 hours a day. But on days off I’ve been known to sleep for about 15-20 hours. So I also am addicted to sleep. I’ve canceled social outings with friends pretending to be sick when really I just wanted to sleep in. I love sleep and I can’t get enough of it. I’ve slept through the entire weekend multiple times before, only waking up Monday morning when my alarm rang. And even after that much wonderful sleep I was still tired.
The second I come home from work everyday I eat, shower, and then crawl into bed and sleep the entire evening and night away. My alarm’s the only thing that can wake me up anymore. In fact I’m off today and the only reason I’m up now is because I woke up for food, which I already ate. So I’m eager to continue my lovely nap.
As for why I love sleep so much, I see a lot of people saying it’s an escape for them. For me it’s more, I don’t like people or going out or socializing, so sleep is my drug of choice.
Is it bad? Maybe. Do I care? Not really. If other people want a ‘normal’ sleeping schedule they can have it. But mine works for me, I more than love it, and it’s not hurting anyone if we’re being honest. So I’m gonna keep doing what I’ve always done.
Take a very long nap. Goodnight. 😴💤 🛏
I feel like I'm addicted to sleep. Here's why I think though... I suffered for 13 years with depression and while I know I am still getting over it I don't feel that's the reason I'm addicted. During those 13 years I would have serious bouts of chronic insomnia. The doctors tried to many different sleeping medications, meditation, clinics to help me find a routine for natural sleep without meds etc... nothing worked. Now I live in Thailand and my doctor here recommended melatonin tablets, all natural as your brain is supposed to produce it anyway to tell you when it's dark its time to sleep and when it's like light its time to wake up. She thinks my brain fails to produce certain chemicals as such with serotonin and now figured melatonin. Since I have been taking a melatonin supplement, I sleep so well, I fall asleep within 20 minutes and I sleep for AT LEAST 8 hours. When I wake up I just want to go back to sleep again because it feels amazing. I don't feel like its part of my anxiety or my depression, I just think it's because I had insomnia for so long its addictive! Then I could be wrong...
-* To be honest if I could I would sleep my life away .
My so called normal sleeping pattern:
I am awake all night ; fall asleep around 4am - 8am . Sleep 12 hours . Repeat.
My mind is a broken record ; constantly repeating the trauma. I do suffer from depression and anxiety.
Sleep is my addiction .
When I sleep I feel SAFE regardless.
Sleeping is so satisfying, especially when you can control what you want to dream about. You get better at dream control in time, but this requires sleeping at least 16 hrs. per day, but once you reach that point dream control is easy. I am definitely addicted to sleeping, but enjoy it so much I rather sleep than anything else. I sleep 18-20 hours per day. Sleeping this much per day is "normal" for me. Good night, and pleasant dreams.
I am getting sleepy just talking about sleep, I love sleeping, it is the best thing in the world.
I know this thread is really old! But talk to me people! Does anyone feel like crap after waking up after too much sleep?!
For the people who say its will power or to force yourself awake... its not true. Just as your body craves other addictions, it craves sleep when You have spent so much time sleeping your body thinks that its normal and if you stay up for "normal" hours the body fails with pain and knocks me out. Its not a will power thing now, But I believe I can change it (i hope) it will just take time and pain. My body has learned to save toxins and its painful now that I eat fairly normally and sleep less: closer to normal.
I'm so glad to feel like I'm not alone. I've been addicted to sleep (the escape from an abusive childhood: depression and PTSD) since I was ten years old! I want to change though because my body is a mess. I've slept for 4 days and sometimes more with short awake periods to eat a little and use the potty. Not enough though, because now my body doesn't work properly ;( Oversleeping has its consequences: don't be like me to wake up when your almost 40 and say WTF?! :(
I did a little research online and I believe I have a medical disorder known as Hypersomnia. Primary and unknown cause. I'm excited now I have hope. I don't have to live this way forever! yayy :)
I know how you feel. I think it might be because I am depressed, or just because I have terrible sleep issues, but I could sleep all day. Generally I stay up till 4 to 8 in the morning and then sleep all day... I dont't know but nights are just more enjoyable to me, it's so quiet, no nosey people coming in,... Sometimes I don't sleep an entire night though, I'd stay up and just go to bed the next night so I can "catch up"...
Is it actually proven that sleeping a lot is bad for your health? Because there is a certain sleep pattern some people use, I lost the name, where they take multiple naps and thats it. They basically just sleep around the clock, like 2 hours awake, half an hour sleep. That way they train themselves to instantly go to REM sleep and thus need less hours of actual sleep, because most time we lie in bed is useless. Most predators in the wild do nothing but sleep and hunt too...
Well, that could be a sign of depression, or the medication you're taking. The meds I'm taking (for depression, anxiety disorder, and OCD, actually) have a side effect of making me sleepy. I went to bed at midnight last night after getting back from break and slept until 2:30pm! However, I generally have insomnia issues that cause me to wake up frequently and early in the morning, and since every day this Easter break I was traveling (to three different cities - lots of plane rides and long bus rides), it REALLY screws with my ability to sleep properly. Just watch what meds you are taking, and whether or not you're depressed. :)
im so pleased that i have found this site and other people who are addicted to sleep as this problem has plagued my adult life and i would like it to stop. take today for instance, i woke at 5.30 and was quite awake feeling a little anxious but i could not wait to get to sleep again, so i did and stayed in bed till around 2.20 pm. i have many days like this and as the lady above the sleep state is quite lucid and i do seem to enjoy it rather than getting up and living life for real. if there is any one out there with advice please, please help me and others.
i dont think depressed but in summer i sleep a lot too, cuz i like to go to sleep late for some reason which idk, so i wake up really late, i can see why i like to sleep i like sleeping to becuase i get to dream mainly, if i could control my dreams then, that would be it, i would loveeee to do that but i cant
you just need to force yourself to get up. you simply made it a patern and now much break it. When i use to play hockey my coach would often make us meet at the rink at like 8 just to get us out of bed so we wouldnt be dead on the ice. too much sleep makes you lazy and drains you of energy!
i can lucid dream! and its really cool and fun. maybe thats why i like sleep? idk i dont lucid dream every time i sleep tho. lol