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PinkPearls20 Mon 01-Aug-16 12:28:15

I suffer from anxiety. Mainly health anxiety in sometimes the extreamest of forms when I think something is wrong with me.

When I think something is wrong with me (for example I find a lump, I may bleed in between periods- all diagnosed as hormonal btw) all I want to do is go to bed and sleep. When I don't have any symptoms of a illness tho I spend my day going to the toilet and checking if Im bleeding. This can be even when I'm on a day out/out shopping. I can't go an hour with out checking.

However when I'm 'ok' worried about anything, as soon as I have a chance to sleep I will. If my DS is having a nap... so will I. If my eldest DD is watching a movie I crave sleep and will doze off.

I'm not tired tho! I sleep like a baby all night and my OH helps with DS in the night as I like to sleep. The reason I like to sleep is tho I am not sure because like I said, I'm not tired. I just crave the switching of feeling.

My house is immaculately clean and tidy - some people say I could have OCD - and I run my days like clockwork. It's just I crave sleeping. I'm not lazy, overweight (far from it)...It seems like I crave switching off.

I don't want to be like this. I want to enjoy watching a programme when my DS is having a nap, or enjoy that time going into the back Garden...not diving on my Sofa and curling up and kipping! I don't know why I do this.

Iv just woken up btw from a nap as my DS has his. I did plan to sit in the back and read a book but the temptation to sleep was too hard sad

PinkPearls20 Mon 01-Aug-16 12:41:34


dangermouseisace Tue 02-Aug-16 23:28:00

It sounds like you're quite busy with anxiety and kids. No wonder you feel the need to switch off. I like going to sleep too. Or just lying in my bed awake- I literally could lie there all day. I don't think there is anything particularly wrong with napping if you're sleeping fine at night and are not tired. Do you feel better or worse after a nap?

PinkPearls20 Wed 03-Aug-16 08:33:17

I feel better after a sleep.... just guilty and like a baby tbh!

I can go into a really deep sleep with only a 20 minute sleep and dream in this time

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