I do all of these things and I was wondering how many people do the same thing. I hate it, but I've been doing it for years now and it's a hard thing to break. It's so embarrassing to wake up in the morning to see that I've torn scabs off or picked at a zit and then have my husband ask what happened to me.
Any ideas as to why this happens? For me, I think I subconsciously pick before I sleep because it's soothing, and then I pick in my sleep because of my OCD, and pick while I'm half-asleep because it's an excuse to keep picking ("I was sleepy! I didn't know what I was doing!")
I take meds for OCD and I've had sleeping pills prescribed to try and knock me out without the picking, but so far it's still a struggle.
Does anyone have any similar stories?