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I guess this is kind of a weird question, but what do those of you who aren't caught up in obsessions and dp/dr think about when you are giong to bed at night? Sometimes going to sleep is really hard for me, because I have all these thoughts in my head running around and around...imaginary conversations/situations with people, going over things from the previous day and what to do the next day, etc etc etc. I dont' even know what would be "normal"...for so long when I go to bed at night, i picture imaginary scenarios of dating people, or being in a band on stage or meeting people I admire, things like that. Do the rest of you just have nice peace and quiet in your minds :?

As kind of a side additional note, does anyone ever wonder while they are reading something or thinking something what the voice they are hearing is in their head? Like if it is their own voice or some other voice or not a voice really? Or when you are singing a song in your head wondering how you are hearing it? These thoughts can drive me up a wall sometimes. Just wondering if anyone else has had similar thoughts...guess I need to just do what I do with other obsessive thoughts, and learn to let go of them/ignore them. (I hope I didn't start any sort of thought in someone...my cousin actually mentioned the one about music, and it can give me a sense of dp thinking about it sometimes.)
 

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Oh...lol..and a third thing. (These are a few things i've been thinking about for a while but haven't come around to posting yet). Is it weird to anyone else, as I've thought sometimes, that I'll be thinkikng about something and think "that's really funny, you know." Then I start to wonder who I'm saying "you know" too and wonder if i'm going crazy. Sorry for the random thoughts, but these are a few things that have been running through my mind. Am i just nuts? :eek:
 

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That's how Beethoven -- although he had completely lost all hearing -- was able to compose masterpieces like his Symphony No. 9!

The going-to-sleep hubbub is quite normal. It is why there are so-called "bedtime rituals" that are designed to help the mind get ready for partial shutdown. What I do sometimes, because I do not generally have bedtime rituals, is mentally sit down and enjoy whatever flick is playing at the "Theatre of the Eyelid," which usually is entertaining enough to rapidly lead me to "real" dreamland. Just close your eyes and tell the projectionist to start. Wait for the images to begin. :wink:

If nothing's playing at the Theatre of the Eyelid, I ask the Good Lord to give me peace. I probably should do that more often, actually, but now you know the truth.
 
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Glad you mentioned this:

As kind of a side additional note, does anyone ever wonder while they are reading something or thinking something what the voice they are hearing is in their head?
Yes - sometimes I can almost hear it, but it's not my voice.

My mind tends to go a bit bonkers at night. Last night I was laying there, spread out, and couldn't seem to get my head around where I stopped and everything else began. And I was also thinking about the shape of my body and 'feeling' two arms, legs etc - whereas sometimes all I feel like is two eyes, with this whirling thought pattern behind them - it's like I can't figure out where my conciousness or whatever comes into it.

I don't think I've explained it properly so don't take that too literally.
 

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I can relate to the voice in my head and it can weird me out if I think about it. The other one I tend to do is when I'm driving I may be visualising an image in my mind and wonder how can I be seeing something in mind and also see the road simultaneously and manage to drive. Also where is that image projected? This stuff can freak me out. I just try to ignore it when it happens.
 
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peaceboy23 said:
As kind of a side additional note, does anyone ever wonder while they are reading something or thinking something what the voice they are hearing is in their head? .)
Well i don't know if it's the same thing your talking about but sometimes when i'm reading, the voice in my head (my voice) will sporatically go into slow motion like if you slowed down a record.
 
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