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Do you ever do, think, or say things at night and regret it when you wake up?

Asked by krose1223 (3244 points ) September 25th, 2010

No, not when you’re drunk.

I can’t sleep on a regular basis, and I don’t know if it is the sleep deprivation that does this for me or what. I have always felt like I “do my best thinking” at night. However, sometimes I think too much and when I wake up I ask myself “What was I thinking?!”
I don’t do CRAZY things, it’s just usually writing a letter and regretting it when I wake up.
Or I try to write in my journal when I am feeling like this and I’ll read it the next day and I feel like a different person.
Night time is also when I have my best “pipe dreams”. But I’m not high… I come up with all these ideas that seem perfect, but I can only see the flaws when I wake up.

Am I alone in this.

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john65pennington's avatar

I, like most men, do most of our serious thinking on the throne. this can occur at anytime of the day or night. to give you a serious answer, yes, i have written papers at night and wondered “what was i thinking”, the next morning. i believe this occurs because the human brain is slipping into a low gear at night and waiting for some shuteye thats soon to come. you are not alone. it happens.

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Yes. I’ve suffered insomnia for the past 3–4 years and I can swear that it does mess with temperment, perception and reason. For me anyhow, daytime brings structure and so I don’t have time to mull over what I do at night when at home. I end up revising myself and making apologies to people who had to hear me out. It sucks.

Blueroses's avatar

Dream time is valuable. I try not to be a hippy-dippy about this, but when you can’t sleep, your whole life goes to shit.
I have my own set of beliefs about this, but I wouldn’t expect you to think the same.
When I have bouts of insomnia, I get frantic and hopeless. When I sleep, I solve things. I am not a member of any religious group. I have my own theories about why this is.

tranquilsea's avatar

I’ve learned that anything that gets my mind spinning in the middle of the night is always overblown. Thankfully, I don’t talk to anyone during that time.

CyanoticWasp's avatar

The times I lose sleep at night are generally when I have some deep thinking to do, whether or not it’s a “crisis”. But I seldom say things that I regret, even when a little bit drunk. I think I’m usually more cautious than I need to be, but that works for me.

sliceswiththings's avatar

No you’re not alone. I first noticed doing this in high school. In my case I had ideas at night that seemed brilliant, then in the morning they were super lame. It was problematic when I did creative projects for school late at night and thought they were hilarious, then they weren’t. I now know not to finalize things until I rethink them in the morning.

krose1223's avatar

@Blueroses – I don’t think that’s so crazy. I agree with everythingyou said.

Ahhh I feel better now. Lurve to all of you, I thought maybe I was just crazy. :-/

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