Mind suddenly speeding up in the middle of sleep

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by Wolvenreign, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Wolvenreign
    OP

    Member Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    629
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Country:
    United States
    Hey all. I've had this strange phenomenon as of late where my mind will suddenly (and quite uncomfortably) speed up immensely at ungodly hours in the morning, such as at 2, 3, or sometimes 6 AM. The amount of thoughts I go through per 10 seconds goes from my usual 7 or 8 to perhaps 13 or 14. (Pardon if that sounds strange, I'm going through one of these episodes just now, and I'm not sure if that's accurate or not.)

    My fast thinking processes are usually one of my greatest strengths, and have assisted me in my gaming, writing, typing, and creative endeavors tremendously. I had just experienced this, and it is wholly unpleasant. If I can't wake up, it gives me this very painful sense of "overheating". I try to wake up if I can, but then I lose a lot of sleep, of course.

    I know I must be crazy for posting this in a gaming forum, but, eh...I feel like someone here might know what I'm talking about. Anyone?
     


  2. The Real Jdbye

    Member The Real Jdbye D:

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    8,578
    Location:
    Doing your mom
    Country:
    Norway
    How do you know your mind speeds up if you're asleep?
     
  3. Psionic Roshambo

    Member Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2011
    Messages:
    1,707
    Country:
    United States
    It's normal for time to dilate when we sleep.

    Dreams can last for seemingly hours in REM sleep, meanwhile in real time they only tend to last a few minutes.
     
  4. Wolvenreign
    OP

    Member Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    629
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Country:
    United States
    Also, as of late, I've been having this strange experience when waking up. I will get the undeniable impression that someone is RIGHT NEXT TO ME whispering something in my ear, though I can never tell what. More than once I've woken up throwing a punch.
     
  5. The Real Jdbye

    Member The Real Jdbye D:

    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2010
    Messages:
    8,578
    Location:
    Doing your mom
    Country:
    Norway
    I mean, how can you think when you're asleep?
     
  6. Wolvenreign
    OP

    Member Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    629
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Country:
    United States
    ...Thinking is part of sleeping. As long as one is alive, they are thinking.
     
  7. Depravo

    Global Moderator Depravo Jaded curmudgeon

    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2008
    Messages:
    5,076
    Location:
    Purgatory
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Just make sure your mind has adequate cooling. If necessary upgrade your heatsink and fan. Remember to apply a good quality thermal paste.
     
  8. emigre

    Member emigre Has complex motives

    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2009
    Messages:
    7,919
    Location:
    London
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    As a medical professional, I can say confidently you're possessed.
     
    ProtoKun7, Ammako, Traversal and 10 others like this.
  9. Wolvenreign
    OP

    Member Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    629
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Country:
    United States
    Heh. Funny, guys...*sigh*.

    Kind of makes me wish I had some cannabis right now...it really hurts.
     
    iggloovortex likes this.
  10. Sop

    Banned Sop groovy dude lmao

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Messages:
    1,244
    Location:
    qld
    Country:
    Australia
    My mind sort of does that when I enter new places, I feel like I'm taking in everything around me, I have passed out before from that "overheating" feeling.
     
  11. Wolvenreign
    OP

    Member Wolvenreign Transhuman Satanist Furry Technocrat

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2008
    Messages:
    629
    Location:
    Indianapolis, IN
    Country:
    United States
    Btw, Sop, what is that avatar from?
     
  12. Wizerzak

    Member Wizerzak Because I'm a potato!

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    2,784
    Location:
    United Kingdom
    Country:
    United Kingdom
    Sounds to me like it could be the early stages of schizophrenia. :unsure:

    Might want to go see your doctor or a psychiatrist about it.
     
  13. Gahars

    Member Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2011
    Messages:
    10,254
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Country:
    United States
    Sorry, I was just trying to say goodbye.
     
    ekko25 likes this.
  14. Hyro-Sama

    Member Hyro-Sama I'm from the fucking future.

    Joined:
    Oct 25, 2009
    Messages:
    4,255
    Location:
    After Earth
    Country:
    Japan
    I'd consult your family doctor. You didn't really expect to receive a serious answer on a gaming forum did you?
     
    Traversal and xwatchmanx like this.
  15. Foxi4

    Reporter Foxi4 On the hunt...

    pip
    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    22,719
    Location:
    Gaming Grotto
    Country:
    Poland
    Not a bad idea, actually. Might be some underlying fear.
     
  16. Crystal the Glaceon

    Member Crystal the Glaceon GBAtemp Inkling™ Squishies~

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2009
    Messages:
    14,741
    Location:
    Inkopolis
    Country:
    Antarctica
    It kinda sounds like this
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis

    I'm not a doctor though, so I really suggest actually going to a doctor about this.
     
  17. Guild McCommunist

    Member Guild McCommunist (not on boat)

    Joined:
    May 6, 2009
    Messages:
    18,151
    Location:
    The Danger Zone
    Country:
    United States
    I will wake up in the middle of the night with my mind racing. Not over anything though, like I'll have an odd dream and it'll just be thinking about that at a million miles per hour.

    Best thing to do is get up and get a drink or something, just give yourself some time to cool down.
     
  18. AceWarhead

    Member AceWarhead "Must Construct Additional Pylons"

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2011
    Messages:
    1,276
    Country:
    United States
    Sometimes when I wake up while listening to music, the music is sped up around 2.5x, and it seriously creeps me out.
    Never had this overheating problem, though...
     
  19. Sterling

    Member Sterling GBAtemp's Silver Hero

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2009
    Messages:
    4,023
    Location:
    Texas
    Country:
    United States
    Hmm, I thought this was normal. At least, if I understand you correctly. While my thought process is nothing super speedy or special, when I dream, it's totally different. That is when I remember my dreams... Anyway, I'd advise you to see a psychiatrist. You may have an underlying undiagnosed chemical imbalance like Schizophrenia or Bipolar disorder. I myself am a Bipolar so, yeah...
     
  20. SickPuppy

    Member SickPuppy New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2009
    Messages:
    1,661
    Country:
    United States
    maybe you're going thru withdraw
     

Share This Page