Sleeping disorder

I have a sleeping disorder and it’s ruining my life. It started about an year ago as simple insomnia and I’ve had to take sleeping pills since then, nothing too serious.. But last week it got pretty bad: one night it took me about three hours to fall asleep and it escalated to the point I wasn’t able to fall asleep at all. After a completely sleepless night I was devastated and the day after (which was 3 days ago) I passed out on the sofa.. Let me tell you something: I wish I never fell asleep! I had the worst nightmares and I couldn’t wake up no matter what. This happened the night after and last night too: I woke up sweating and so f*ing scared, and I’ve had the worst headache since this thing started. I really don’t wanna go to sleep anymore, I don’t wanna have those dreams nor feel that way anymore!! I don’t know what to do

I’ll give you updates about how this thing goes, but in the meantime, if you have ANY advice please comment, I’m desperate

K bye

3 thoughts on “Sleeping disorder”

  1. Sweetheart i sympathise with you hugely, i have had a sleep disorder for many years. There are a few things you can try. Firstly meditation can work wonders, usually dreams are connected to your physical state so the more relaxed and anxiety free your body is the more likely your dreams will return to normal. Try 5MinRelax in the apple app store if you have an iPhone? Do it right before bed.

    Also do not nap through the day no matter how tired you feel and do your best to go to sleep at the same time every night aswell as wake up at the same time. This will help reset your natural internal clock and after around a week you should fall asleep alot easier.

    Lastly around an hour before bed try to relax in a dimly lit room, for example with the lamp on rather than the main lights, this will tell your body that it is almost time for bed. Also no matter how silly it sounds in the morning when your alarm goes of get up immediately DO NOT SNOOZE go straight to the window, open your curtains and let the natural light hit your face. This in the same way tells your body it is morning.

    Warm milk also helps me in the wind down phase before bed, chocolate horlix or ovaltine are my favourites.

    Don’t hesitate to email me if you need any more tips, or to discuss it.

    Good luck xx

  2. @free_spirit Thank you so much for the advice! People never understand what I’m going through and how hard it is, it really means the world to me to know I’m not in this alone.
    It’s already night time where I live, I’m gonna try some of these tips.
    Thank you again xx

  3. One thing that works for me, I play very very soft music, and the same CD every night.
    So it signals my body to sleep. Like a lullaby. You need very soothing music—not current hits. Also, if you know something by memory (recommend The Lord’s Prayer or 23rd Psalm) you can mentally recite it, in a relaxed way—- you will notice it slowing down and your mind wandering and getting sleepy from the repetition. And you have said your prayers! Hope this helps, sweetheart.

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