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Kelso9344

247d

Does anyone else have to rub things for comfort? I've been doing it all my life and I'm not sure why I do it. I can't sleep unless I rub my feet together, if I'm nervous I rub something with texture, if I wake up from a bad dream I pet my dog or something soft. I don't understand why I do it.

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    • Kelso9344

      245d

      @Gwilla yess so comforting after a stressful day

    • Gwilla

      246d

      I also rub my feet together to go to sleep, and I like to rub my face on fuzzy blankets and clean dry towels when I've had a really stressful day.

      • Kelso9344

        245d

        @Gwilla yess so comforting after a stressful day

    • Bex10

      246d

      I do the same thing to go sleep it's more of a comfort thing..

      • Kelso9344

        245d

        @Bex10 sometimes I can't sleep if I don't

    • AshBee

      246d

      I do this, almost constantly. It's part of my sensory processing disorder. It helps stimulate me and keep me calm 💕

      • Kelso9344

        245d

        @AshBee yes its so soothing

    • DitsyDiabetic

      247d

      Yeah i do it too.

    • WolfieWolf

      247d

      it's a really calming self soothing motion, I do it a lot too, I usually pet my stuffed animals.

      • Kelso9344

        245d

        @WolfieWolf it just calms me so much. I rub the end of my stuffed dogs tail I have since I was little it's like flat now haha

    • Cosmo_collective

      247d

      I do. I also make sounds.

      • Kelso9344

        245d

        @Cosmo_collective I do too!

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Some people mentioned similar experiences, such as rubbing their hands and feet on rough surfaces like a shag carpet or a spiky toy for comfort, and rubbing their feet together when trying to sleep. These actions might be related to self-soothing or stimming behaviors, which can help with relaxation and managing anxiety.

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