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Anyone else not able to sleep- like, literally...no hyperbole


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#13 Autonomic Space Monkey

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 08:22 AM

Chronic Insomnia & Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder for about 27 years now, it's absolute hell. Recently, the last year or so, I've had a painfully sore & burning throat at night that's also keeping me awake. Not as bad as the OP, I do get some REM sleep but tend to wake up from it in pain nowdays. Last night I had a dream I was being strangled & woke up punching my bed! I got about 2 hours sleep in a row last night which is great for me, but usually I'm aware of being in bed most of the time. Asking my GP to refer me to a sleep specialist, but he'll only do 1 referal at a time, going to see ENT first.



#14 Midnight

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 03:52 PM

Nope. I sleep too deeply if anything, with very vivid dreams (could be caused by medication). 

When I first had DP after panic attacks, sleeping was extremely difficult. 

To be honest my lifestyle has changed. I work a 9-5 and go to the gym 3-4x a week, lifting heavy, eating alot of food. This makes me sleepy. I'd recommend it (but make sure you dont tax your nervous system with heavy movements too often)



#15 Autonomic Space Monkey

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 08:22 AM

There is some evidence that Prebiotics can help with insomnia: http://www.colorado....p-buffer-stress

 

A guy on a BBC documentary recently tried it & got good results, so I've just ordered some & will be giving it a shot. https://www.amazon.c...rebiotic inulin



#16 Midnight

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 10:30 AM

Stop reading a laptop / mobile in bed or atleast wean yourself off it. 

Take tranquilisers 

Lift - there's no way you won't sleep after a proper session at the gym

Clean up your diet. Reduce saturated fat and sugar

Have sex / masturbate

 

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If you still can't sleep after all that then idk what to suggest

inb4 'I've tried all of them and still get no sleep' - really?



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Posted 19 May 2017 - 04:54 PM

Lack of sleep is what keeps my Dp going, I when first got Dp did not sleep for 10 days, saying that I had 1 hour of sleep each night for those ten days. That was the time my Dp was the worst it's ever been and I also entered psychosis. That was 19 months ago. My sleep is still horrendous I either wake up every hour after vivid dreams or the odd occasion I get a block of 3-4 hours sleep but never consistent. So until I can get say a week of every night getting a block of say 6 solid hours I'm fucked

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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:28 AM

Lack of sleep is what keeps my Dp going, I when first got Dp did not sleep for 10 days, saying that I had 1 hour of sleep each night for those ten days. That was the time my Dp was the worst it's ever been and I also entered psychosis. That was 19 months ago. My sleep is still horrendous I either wake up every hour after vivid dreams or the odd occasion I get a block of 3-4 hours sleep but never consistent. So until I can get say a week of every night getting a block of say 6 solid hours I'm fucked

I hear ya miss....

 

Its awful to deal with..



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:30 AM

Stop reading a laptop / mobile in bed or atleast wean yourself off it. 

Take tranquilisers 

Lift - there's no way you won't sleep after a proper session at the gym

Clean up your diet. Reduce saturated fat and sugar

Have sex / masturbate

 

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If you still can't sleep after all that then idk what to suggest

inb4 'I've tried all of them and still get no sleep' - really?

Unfortunately I also have tried all of these over the years and none of it works....Tranquillizers (if you mean benzos) do absolutley nothing for me unless I take about feckin 10 of them...In which case I turn into a zombie but still they dont knock me out



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Posted 21 May 2017 - 12:32 AM

My insomnia is as persistent as my DP.....It is probably the one symptom that has never even went away temporarily since I developed DP






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