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Old 05-19-2012, 08:15 PM
 
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Life is just overwhelming and sometimes I feel like going to sleep and not waking up . Sleep is my favorite activity. It's like an escape where I feel nothing. No worries,or sadness or anxiety just good feelings of nothingness,and sometimes you get to dream too which is fun. Anyone feel like this ?
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Old 05-19-2012, 09:20 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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I hope to wake up though...But sleeping is also one of my favorite hobbies and a central part of my life. I just can't function with 8 hours of sleep it got be 10 or 12 hours, that's just the way I am and propably will be as long as I live. I have very vivid dreams also.
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Old 05-19-2012, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Sloooowcala Florida
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When I am bored or just don't want to deal with something, I take a nap.
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Old 05-20-2012, 01:14 AM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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Yes, when I was depressed I wanted to sleep forever. You might want to get checked out for depression.
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:25 AM
 
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I do. But not forever, though. I have a family that won't be able to handle this.. and I fear the after-life too
But a long coma would be perfect.

Agh, I wish there is pill that induces a deep deep coma!
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Old 05-20-2012, 04:28 AM
 
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Life is just overwhelming and sometimes I feel like going to sleep and not waking up . Sleep is my favorite activity. It's like an escape where I feel nothing. No worries,or sadness or anxiety just good feelings of nothingness,and sometimes you get to dream too which is fun. Anyone feel like this ?
A good nap is right up there with good sex, and when you reach my point in life it replaces the latter.

However, more seriously - I had a roommate many years ago who felt this way, and who constantly was retreating to his bed to escape. He ended up totally overwhelmed by reality because he kept fleeing to his bed for solace. He finally became totally unable to cope, turned into an unwashed recluse and died in his apartment from illness compounded by serious self-neglect.

On the other hand, if you are just philosophically inclined, naps can be good practice for accepting the final Endless Nap.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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When I was clinically depressed, I could "will" myself to sleep...for 20 hours a day. Comatose. There was so much I could not manage or deal with....glad I am not there any longer.
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
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Yep, I am depressed, and I do want to sleep forever. I hate being awake and dealing with what I'm dealing with. But also, my sleep is restless due to worry, so really no escape,
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Old 05-20-2012, 02:58 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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This is a sign of passive suicidality. If you have a therapist, please discuss it with them. If you don't, get one!
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Old 05-20-2012, 03:53 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Yes. things would be much easier that's for sure. I don't care what people say about it.
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