What makes matter worse is the creepy music. It always get stuck in my head and makes me anxious. It's always some kind of creepy piano chord, or a heavy bass line of some kind that conveys the message that everything is not okay. As soon as you hear music like that, you know, something bad is going to happen like someone dies. A horrible, bloody, terrible death. Which then fills me with fodder for my nightmares and subsequent sleepless night. One of the only things that makes Criminal Minds less scary and anxiety filled for me is that my celebrity crush is on the show. Matthew Gray Gubbler. Cute in a nerdy way, plus his character on the show is a genius with an eidetic memory. Smart is attractive.
A word to the wise: if you have a ridiculously overactive imagination, and are prone to bits of paranoia as a result of aforementioned overactive imagination, don't watch Criminal Minds before bed. It's a poor life choice, that will leave you tired, and with dark, puffy circles under your eyes.