Cannot sleep if I dont rub my feet on rough textured fabric

by ezel
(sydney )

Hi, i just want to share if anyone is experiencing the same. Since i was a kid i cannot sleep if i dont rub my feet on a rough texture fabric which i have my favorite cushion that i always have it with me wherever i go.




You know the feeling after shower dry and warm or hot but no sweat. It is very uncomfortable and the only thing that can relaxed me and give me relief is when i rub my feet to my cushion then my feet will sweat; not really sweat it just feel moist, not dry.



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Oct 14, 2020
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You develop this at a young age
by: Anonymous

I think this is a trait you get at a young age. My earliest memories when I was a kid was sleeping inside a mosquito net and it's a habit I brought with me as I grew up. Now not only do I find comfort from mosquito nets but also rough textured bedsheets, pillows, mattresses, fabrics and carpets. I also feel the same when I rub my palms to these kinds of textures.

Now I'm 19 and it's a trait I'm not thinking too much of but I pretty much still do it everyday. I guess for me it's the warmth that the friction from rubbing it that puts me in a warm, safe and comfortable state

Jan 08, 2020
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Can definitely relate
by: Cmannino

My 3 year old daughter is an extreme sensory seeker. She has had some interesting foot quirks since birth. She used to test the temperature of her food with her feet till she was a little past 2(not very socially acceptable acceptable but I'm way past caring about what people who just don't know about SPD think).

At night during the small snippets of time she actually sleeps she has to rub and push her feet against something(usually me or her dad). I'm actually considering different ways like your cushion to help her soothe because we are about to attempt moving her into her own room because she is extremely strong even though she is tiny and getting kicked in the stomach and head as her feet seek out a place to rub has gone from mildly jarring to very painful and almost broken noses.

Hopefully we can find a solution like yours to help her reign it in. I think it's great that you found a way to get the sensory input you need to regulate your system so you can sleep.

Jan 07, 2020
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It's not a condition ! It's actually your security
by: Anonymous

I have exact the same situation! I grow up with mosquito-net so I did the same rubbing my feet. I was 17 when we moved to US...First night was horrible! I can't sleep, so end-up to thr carpeted floor and rubbed my feet then πŸ˜ͺ .

Every night is a struggle for me. One day, saw my aunt doing her laundry and I asked her. Why she needs to put all her bras on this net. Well of course she replied. I asked her if she can buy me one and I'll pay her later. So late afternoon I asked her again if we are going to the store and get one, she gave me a look and thinking...she asked, if I needed right away..and offered her laundry net instead. I told her my situation, my mannerism or we most call it here security net/security blanket or whatever....that's why I can't have hers...So, i got mine!πŸ€—

I always carry my laundry net anywhere I go... going out for movie, travelling. I always have spare to each of my car just incase of emergency😁 Anyways, i have 8 nets 🀣 and I'm 40 now πŸ˜‰

Nov 05, 2019
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Bah
by: Anonymous

Yeah, i would really like to know the name of this condition. I'm so into this since forever ago. I have a mosquito-net, cut to a meter length, with a few stashed at home. (Bros & Sis, I recommend this, BTW, rather than bringing the whole thing or a full rough blanket). The deed gives me focus while writing or reading, and i am compelled to squat on the chair or sofa--looking like a meditating jedi.

Nov 04, 2019
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im the same
by: le

all started when i was few years old, raining day i was playing around the concrete sewer pipe, sitting there and rub my feet on the concrete and its felt good i even fall asleep lol and its became a habit to this day, unable to sleep w/o my feet felt moist either rub my feet on mesh fabric until its sweaty or put lotion all over, now day i just sleep on a asian hammock its felt
good on feet lmao

Sep 15, 2019
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wtf hahaha
by: Anonymous

I do the same, I would like to find the name of this condition. Whenever I'm lying in my bed, I lie on my side and bend my leg. Then I start rubbing my foot against the sheet or a rough texture. This is affecting me, because I made a callus in my big toe. Whenever I rub my foot, my big toe is the one I rub very hard. It satisfies me and even turns me on and I can reach orgasm.

Jul 11, 2019
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Discovering my bizarre yet satisfying trait
by: tanya

Hi! I discovered having this kind of trait when I was four years old, when I tried rubbing my foot on my dad's newly-cut hair and I realized that it felt really satisfying and relaxing to me haha. Until they decided to buy me a rough textured foam or fabric because I could hardly sleep when rubbing my feet with just ordinary bedsheet or foam anymore.

Whenever I visited my grandparents before in the province, they always had a mosquito-net being that is the most satisfying thing to rub your feet on. And I also found out that most of my Aunts, on my dad's side, do the exact same thing, and that's when I concluded that this could be genetically-transmitted kind of a weird trait hahaha.

I'm already 21 and I'm still doing it, I guess it will never go away, and it's fine, because rubbing your feet with any rough textured fabric is the most satisfying thing in the world.

I could sleep in a cold hard floor anywhere, just provide me the roughest textured fabric or mosquito-net you can find.

May 31, 2019
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Omg
by: Anonymous

I got same every single night I need to rub my feet in a rough texture fabric. If I'm travelling abroad and staying in a hotel I need to get hotel's towel and leave it at the end of bed and start rubbing it till I fall as sleep. I'm thinking of buying a mosquito net to give it ago and see If I will feel more relax lol. It's weird but I'm looking for a very rough fabric to replace my old one. My mum kept old fabric cloth i've used when I was a child. I'm 34 now and still doing it. Sometimes petrolium jelly helps to relax me before sleeping.

Dec 05, 2018
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YES M8
by: Anonymous

BRUH YES. what i do is wrap my foot in my blanket, then i put my wraped foot in between my bed and wall and rub away. I found out that the muscle i like to rub ks called the abductor hallicus (something like that) my mother told me ive been rubbing my foot since i was in her womb, that i would go to the side of her womb and rub. And till this day "currently 20 i rub my foot heavily in my dorm room πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ funny crap ya know.

Jun 30, 2018
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Welcome mat
by: Anonymous

I have a welcome mat of plastic grass that is very rough and I scuff my feet on it several times to get kill the sensitivity in my feet. Works great.

Jun 20, 2018
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OMG
by: Anonymous

OMG I am same as you. I am wondering what fabric you use?

Aug 12, 2017
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me too
by: Anonymous

I personally use mosquito nets, it's just the best. If those aren't available the second best would be rough socks or a rough unpainted concrete wall

Mar 12, 2017
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Omg
by: Anonymous

Omg i'm not the only one. I can't sleep without rubbing my feet on my bed. My family hates when i do it because of the noise but it's too satisfying.

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