Signs You Have An Unhealthy Relationship With Your Bed

By Lauren Mccluskey 11 months ago

1. You spend most of your day attached to your bed

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You know when your relationship with your bed has gone bad when you feel like you're stuck there with super glue.  Your attachment is so strong that even when you're away from it, you feel like there's a strong pull of gravity, forcing you back to your pit.

2. You struggle to get up in the morning

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Not being able to get up first thing in the morning is extremely common.  Nobody wants to leave the warmth of their bed right away, especially during those dark and cold winter mornings when all you've got to go to is work.  But if your relationship with your bed has deteriorated, you won't even get out for things you enjoy doing!

3. Your wake-up alarm is your most hated sound

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There's nothing worse than the piercing decibels of your wake-up alarm.  You despise it so much that even when you hear it during your waking hours, completely out of the context of your bedroom, you experience stress and absolute rage of the worst kind.

4. You regularly hit snooze

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And you probably hate your alarm tune so much because you hear it rather often.  This is due to you absolutely whacking the snooze button as much as you can, just so you can for a bit longer in bed.  Because how on earth are you expected to face the day without those few extra vital seconds snoozing?

5. Your bed is always there for you

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Your bed has always been there for you, day or night, rain or shine... And its loyalty has never faltered.  You're not afraid to be yourself in front of your bed because it has seen you at the best of times, and at the worst of times.  It's never ever judged you and it will always catch you when you fall.

6. You retreat to your bed when things get tough

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When the going gets tough, you feel like the only answer is to retreat and hide away under your duvet.  You don't want to speak to anyone, all you want to do is lie down in your loyal bed.  But be careful - when you leave things, they fester, so, most of the time, it's better to face issues rather than retreat!

7. You have an emotional attachment to your bed

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A big part of your attachment to your bed is purely emotional.  And you feel like your bed is just always there for you when you need it.  But this isn't a good thing in the long run because retreating to your bed isn't always the best way to deal with your problems.

8. Your bed is a form of escapism

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You feel like your bed is your only true friend and it lets you escape your troubles and leave them in the outside world.  You have a connection, you and your bed, and you have created your own little bubble of safety.  But, remember, eventually, bubbles do pop, so be careful not to push human friends away, because you'll need them when you're ready.

9. It takes a lot to get you to move from your bed

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You don't often move from your bed for much.  Even going to work zaps you of all of your energy to be able to do anything else.  It would probably take a burning building to evacuate you from under your duvet, and even then, it would be a pretty huge effort.

10. The first thing you do after a long day is flop into it

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All you've been thinking about all day is your bed.  And it's been on your mind so much that all you can think about on your way home is diving into it.  In fact, you're exhausted so it's probably just going to be a flop, and you'll undoubtedly remain in your office attire as you do it.  Nothing is getting in the way of you and your bed at the end of a tough day.

11. Your favorite thing to do is sleep

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One big telltale sign of an unhealthy relationship with your bed is that you probably don't have any other hobbies.  Or your old hobbies have just fizzled out in favor of sleep.  Hitting the hay is the only thing that you do, or enjoy doing, in your spare time.

12. Your bed is not for sharing

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Your best-sleeping position is 'The Starfish' and there's no way that anyone's going to be snuggling in next to you.  You're not a cuddler, and you DO NOT enjoy sharing your bed with anyone.  The relationship with your bed is the only one you have and you're not going to let anyone get between you.

13. You cancel plans

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You might find that there is an obvious pattern to your regular canceling of plans.  Are you lying in your bed when you cancel plans with your human friends?  You prefer to snuggle up in bed than do anything sociable with anyone.  That's way too much effort for you.

14. You experience issues with your human relationships because of your bed

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Sooner or later, you will begin to feel a strain on your human relationships because of your relationship with your bed.  Your friends stop inviting you to things because they know you'll cancel, family members will be frustrated with you not leaving your pit, and partners will wonder why you won't let them snuggle up beside you.

15. You don't leave to eat meals

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Pangs of hunger don't even encourage you out of bed a lot of the time.  And ignoring them is zapping your energy because you are not fueling your body properly.  So it's a vicious cycle: you can't get out of bed because you're exhausted but you're exhausted because you can't get out of bed!

16. You eat in bed

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But on the off-chance that you do actually emerge from the sack, you often take your food back to bed with you.  This unhealthy habit causes you to miss important family mealtimes.  And you might find that your bedsheets are full of food stains and crumbs.

17. You work in bed

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Your bed has become the hub of all of your activities.  You eat meals there, you might socialize (online) there, and, heck, you even manage to work there!  The Covid pandemic has changed how you work and brought in home and hybrid working.  So you don your 'Zoomsuit' (a blouse, blazer & PJ bottoms), and #workfrombed.

18. You struggle to leave your bed to use the bathroom

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Unfortunately, if your relationship with your bed is so unhealthy that you never leave it, even if you technically physically can, you might even struggle to perform the simplest of tasks.  These include preparing and eating food and even using the bathroom.

19. You can't sleep anywhere else

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Even though you are a professional sleeper, there is absolutely no way that you'll be able to sleep anywhere else than your own bed, with your own sheets and pillows.  That means that you'll never sleep on a long journey, in a hotel, at a friend's house, on a washing line...

20. You struggle to maintain a regular sleep schedule

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Time stands still when you're in your bed.  You don't know whether it's morning or night so you just sleep when it feels 'right'.  But this has caused you to have a really irregular and really unhealthy sleep routine and you feel completely stuck in it.

21. You use sleeping aids or medication so you can stay in bed for longer

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You search for different ways you can prolong your time in bed, so you start to take sleeping pills and any other sleeping aid you can get your hands on to keep you trapped there for longer.  Your irregular sleep schedule also means you can't sleep when you should so you rely on aids to help you to drop off.

22. You fake illnesses to prolong your time in bed

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You have responsibilities and really do need to get out of your bed.  But, instead, you search for any plausible excuse to stay under your duvet.  So you fake illnesses to stay there.  You truly believe that it's a good thing that nobody can bother you whilst you are sick.

23. Changing your sheets isn't a regular occurrence

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You have grown fond of the stench that is coming from your sheets, and, to be honest, you've been there so long that you're probably immune to it.  So you don't really change them... Besides, you'd have to leave your bed to change them anyway so it's probably quite ambitious to think you would do it very often.

24. Bed bugs are eating you alive

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Your bed might become infested with bed bugs.  But it's not because your bed is particularly dirty because they're not usually attracted to grime.  They're more attracted to you: your warmth, your carbon dioxide, and your blood.  So you might start to notice itchy red pimples from where they've feasted on you.

25. You prioritize your bed over hygiene

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Your area might become quite messy quite quickly when you prioritize your bed over anything else.  Your surroundings will probably be filled with dirty dishes, stained sheets, dusty furniture, laundry, and trash.  But you don't see it, and if you did, you're not about to get up and clear it all away.

26. Lying in bed is your only act of self-care

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You might reward yourself to a day in bed after a busy or successful day.  But, sadly, this has become your only act of self-care.  You've stopped exercising as much and pampering yourself as you used to.  And this is all because you'd rather hit the sack.

27. You feel guilt about your relationship with your bed

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If you have an unhealthy relationship with your bed, it's likely that you hide it from the world.  You might have some guilt about staying in your bed for so long that other aspects of your life have been neglected, including your relationships.  So you don't tell anyone even though you should.

28. You feel like you're trapped in your bed

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You've been in your bed for so long that it has become a prison that you have created for yourself.  You feel like you're trapped in a cycle of exhaustion and you don't feel like you can ever escape from it.  But it's important to know that you can, it just takes that first step to seek support.

29. You can't live without your bed

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Obviously, you can't live without sleep.  But feeling like you are incapable of living day to day without your bed is definitely an unhealthy sign.  Avoid the temptation of retreating under your duvet at any given opportunity by leaving the house, or at least leaving the room where your bed is!

30. Your relationship with your bed is down to your lifestyle

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To change an unhealthy relationship with your bed, it might be a good idea to look at your lifestyle.  Not exercising enough, or eating unhealthily can really contribute to your overall mood and well-being.  Remember that your bed isn't a healthy solution to a low mood, utter exhaustion, problems, or mistakes.  Sharing your worries or problems and seeking support is vital so don't go it alone!

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