I Rock to Sleep

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    Rocking Since Birth

    I have been rocking myself to sleep since I was born.  This includes rolling back and forth violently and slamming my head into my pillow.  As I got into my teens I eventually lost the urge to slam my head but I still rocked to get to sleep, although not as...
    red78 red78
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2009

    I Rock

    i don't know if it's due to childhood trauma or neglect, but i rock to sleep. i've heard that it's due to the fact that i lacked motherly nurture (i.e. embraces and bedtime stories) early in life. It is true that when i was a young boy i would also sing as i rocked. Apparently i...
    vardo5 vardo5
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2007

    It Feels Good to Know I'm Not the Only One

    I've been rocking since I was born.  I used to slam my head into the crib, and my parents were worried, so they moved me to a "big girl bed."  I turned and banged against the headboard... I want to know why I do it, and I absolutely cannot go a...
    lannyboo lannyboo
    13-15, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2009

    Rock My Brain

    Since i was small i use to always rock side to side when i went to sleep until i started to grow a bald spot on my head so i decided that i would just do it standing up. I usally listen to music and it really relaxes me from a hard days work of school or my job. My family...
    jordanbrooks11 jordanbrooks11
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2010

    Rock And Roller For Life

    I do believe that rocking is something of a calming effect.  it helps sooth my worries and calms me down after a stressful day. I too have been rolling since I was a baby. And I do have a baby blanket I cover over my head while I rock. I do have some childhood trauma, and am...
    carleybj carleybj
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 10, 2009
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