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I Want to Sleep to Escape the Pain

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    One Day At a Time. . . .

    I'm working to take good care of myself one day at a time.    It seems my anxiety waxes and wanes like the cycles of the moon, when I'm feeling overwhelmed I go to ,my default escape- sleep.  The bliss of not having to be awake to "deal". Yet upon...
    rebelucion rebelucion 36-40, F 3 Responses May 26, 2009

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    If Only

     I can sleep forever...
    reset reset 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    Sleep The Pain Away

    All I want to do is sleep so I wont have to deal with life which is so painful. I try to escape the pain but running away from it does not help. I wish this emotional baggage would leave NOWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
    sufferingmypaininsilence sufferingmypaininsilence 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 11, 2012

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    Pain Sleeps With Me !

    It is just that I don't feel bad when I'm asleep ! and the moments before I fall asleep is the only moments I feel safe !
    Sunson Sunson 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 31, 2009

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    Sleep Please!

    Sometimes all I want to do is to sleep the pain away. I want to close my eyes, and go to sleep till all the pain that I am dealing with, and suffering with will just go away. Almost everyday is a daily painful day, its one more day that I hate looking forward to. I hate waking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 6, 2009

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    Been There, Done That, and I Know It Hurts

    I don't do this much any more.  I've found other coping strategies which are fairly easy to do, like taking a walk.  There have been periods in my life, though, that were very painful, and the blissfulness of sleep was one of the best places to run from my issues...
    UnderEli UnderEli 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    I Dont Think Im Depressed... But I'm Always Tired

    So I sleep... a lot. When i don't work, i sleep. When i'm not with my boyfriend... i sleep. I'll even sleep instead of eating when i'm hungry... and i love food. I really don't know how to tell if i'm depressed. Let me share with you my backstory: [[[[ When i was 20, I became...
    Kristle Kristle 22-25, F Aug 1, 2011

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    In My Dreams I Am Perfect

    Sleep is what I love the most. It takes me to a place other than this physical existence where I feel so shackled. I dont see happiness I feel so ******* lost! I ask myself..am I to blame for this path Ive taken? Wasnt I strong enough to resist all the pain. I know Ill never find...
    PurpleQueenofNowhere PurpleQueenofNowhere 26-30, F Aug 10, 2011

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    I Do

    I sleep to escape the pain, when its that time of the month, or when I am sick *Like today* I sleep to escape the pain & it usually works. Today it worked well for me. I was only up for about maybe a whole hour today, before now, & I feel better.   Sometimes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 6, 2009

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    Escaping Away To Dreamworld

    I always do that. When I feel depressed or angry, I just lie down and cry on my pillow until I fall asleep. Sure, I feel like I've got a hangover later (headache + runny nose + puffy, red eyes), but atleast for a little while, I've escaped my problems. It may sound cowardly, and...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 10, 2010

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    Sleep Is My Escape

    I don't sleep to escape pain, just life in general.Too much work to do?  Naptime!Hungry but too lazy to go get food?  Nap and I won't feel hungryHeadache?  Naptime!Confused? Naptime!Sad? Naptime!Angry? Naptime!Bored? Naptime!Overwhelmed?  Naptime!
    SaveWorldSaveMyself SaveWorldSaveMyself 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 22, 2011

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    I Have Escaped

    sleep was my escape from my abuse  sleep was my peace i didnt have to feel the pain of getting hit and abused i didnt have to be there beclase sleep took me to a diffrent land a land of safty and peace sleep was my ecsape
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2009

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    Sometimes....

    Sometimes all I want to do is to sleep the pain away. I want to close my eyes, and go to sleep till all the pain that I am dealing with, and suffering with will just go away. Almost everyday is a daily painful day, its one more day that I hate looking forward to. I hate waking...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 28, 2009

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    All The Time

    I sleep!, whenever I am upset, sad, depressed, angry about something, or am under a lot of pressure i sleep. It has become second nature, its how i run from things... if something really upsetting has happened between me and someone close... instead of trying to figure it out...
    LonelyPandaBear LonelyPandaBear 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 3, 2011

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    Sleep To Forget

    I sleep so I won't have to be awake and think about my emotional problems. When I sleep I'm at peace. It's like my only escape and my problems are forgotten unless I dream about them. Sometimes when you sleep on it you feel a little better when you wake up or just...
    keepdreaming keepdreaming 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    How I avoid reality.

    At my worst, I sleep over 13 hours every day. I suffer from moderate depression and social anxiety disorder. It is just so much easier to go to sleep then to face my life. However, sleep isn't the only unhealthy outlet I have to escape. I also use TV, Books and Movies to create...
    marleyisso marleyisso 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    Turn it off Shut it down Just let me sleep

    forever make my Problems go away Turn off my worries Shut down these thoughts inside my head please just let me Sleep forever Pull the plug Evaporate everything just make it all Stop Save me from this Madness Pull the plug on this Masquerade Evaporate my Anxiety let...
    Br0KenWhisper Br0KenWhisper 13-15, F Dec 28, 2013

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    I Love Sleep.

    I love to sleep. Sometimes I wish I could just sleep forever.. and stay in my dream world where I'm not depressed and lonely... and there is no empty feelings. My dreams help me escape from real life. I wish I could just stay there. In that dream world... I hate the moment I...
    BrokenAngelWishes BrokenAngelWishes 18-21, F Nov 4, 2009

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    Often

    I do it more often then I would like to admit. I love sleep it's the only time I don't feel pain. I don't have to think or feel. When I awake from a long sleep I immediately feel dread. I am afraid if I stay awake I will lose my sanity so I close my eyes real tight and try to get...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2009

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    Oh That Would Be Great !

    if i could just stay asleep forever. i love sleeping. i hate it when i wake up to someone (my mom most of the time)  telling me to get up to go take the dog outside or take out the trash ect. i just want to go to sleep for weeks. in fact, i want to go to sleep now even...
    needhelpconfused needhelpconfused 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    I Often Have Done This...

    I used to sleep so much as a lonely boy that my family (not just Mom and Dad) would stay on my back about "getting busy with something". They never seemed to realize WHY I slept so much- so I could be in a happier world- they simply thought I was being too lazy! :-( NOT a good...
    GodsLovedMan GodsLovedMan 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2012

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    I Will Fly.

    While I sleep I can dream. I dream that there is no pain. I can help people. No one needs to cry. We can fly free, and soar away from all the problems in the world. But when we wake, we're pulled to the ground. The anklets and chains of life stop us from soaring free...
    Emptysoul30 Emptysoul30 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    I'M Never Awake At Home

    When I went home for winter break, I remembered why I left in the first place. I just didn't want to be around the negativity and since I don't get out much, I became nocturnal. took some Benadryl during the day when I didn't feel like dealing with it and was awake at night when...
    NDieHard NDieHard 18-21, F Mar 12, 2013

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    Dreaming.

    I fall asleep in hopes of dreaming that everything will be like the way it was before, back when everything was okay. Everytime I wake up and realise I'm back to the hell I've delt through, I feel like crying. I don't wish to get up, I just wish for everything to become okay. I...
    SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick SkinnyThoughtsAndRedLipstick 16-17, F Mar 20, 2013

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    You Are My Dream....

    I have a problem. The problem is my head is in the clouds. My mind is in a fantasy. My heart beats in a different world. My eyes see a different world. This is not reality. This is not the cold hard truth. This is not real... Half in and half out, as If in a lucid dream. I see...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 24, 2013

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    Good Night World

    I have a depression problem. So when ever I get depressed, the main thing I want to do is sleep. When I'm asleep, I am at peace. Sure I may have bad dreams here and there, but sometimes even those bad dreams are better than reality. When I'm having a good dream, I just never want...
    imperfect19 imperfect19 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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    How Else Can You Deal With The Pain?

    After one of those days...when you confirmed what you already knew: outside your room...everything out there it's not worth it...the world isn't a nice place, most people are ugly inside, and you still endured the best you can and tried to be a functional, responsible...
    TurbulentDiffusion TurbulentDiffusion 22-25, M Jun 5, 2010

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    I Wish

    I wish I could sleep for a hundred years, like sleeping Beauty. The pain I go through daily is so hard to live with I only get relief when I sleep This way if I slept for a hundred years all the people behind my pain would be long gone. I've started sleeping early just so I don't...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F May 20, 2010

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    I Hate Myself...

    I am a stupid teenager. I make stupid mistakes. I have make stupid choices. It keeps up with it all. The pain. I watch my love walk down tbe corridors, not even noticing my feelings. Most of the time, I cry myself to sleep. I wish I were mentally stronger. Elena, I wish you were...
    WolfElena1212 WolfElena1212 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    The Never Ending Nothingness

    I don't know what's wrong with me, it's like a dark monster whispering to me when no one's looking. It's almost like I can see the endges of my world turing black, coming closer, as if I were to take my eye off it it would devour me. It will one day and I will let it. Sleep is...
    ignorantornaive ignorantornaive 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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