I do that too. When I'm depressed I usally have no energy whatsoever and I feel pretty dead, but if I just go lie down I wouldn't fall asleep because I have so much going through my head. It's so much easier to just take a couple sleeping pills.
I can't get a prescription for sleeping pills, so I use Tylenol PM. It only helps you sleep the first few times you take it. It's starting to lose its effect. I've been lying awake every night feeling depressed lately.
There have been times when I've tried to sleep a lot to escape depression. Sometimes, it works for a while. The problem I have is that SA and depressing thoughts/images find their way into my dreams. :troll
I do this sometimes when I'm depressed, but I try not to because it's too easy for me to slip into parasuicidal stuff when I start doing it. (more sleeping pills each time, reaching dangerously high but not deadly doses)
Pfft! I wish. I'm practically an insomniac. I've found it hard to sleep for years and years. Maybe it's OCD or maybe it's just that I'm so depressed, I dunno. I just don't find a bed all that comfortable or... a good place to sleep. Although I'm going through an easy enough to sleep phase right now.
I am not having that much trouble sleeping either. I had some panic/anxiety flareups this past week and still managed to sleep without extra medication. Unfortunately, I am sleeping more than I probably should and it is pushing my day back. I probably should try to go to bed earlier or something.