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- July 9, 2019 at 9:34 am #30620
All I want is sleep… Why again?
I tought my insomnia was gone, but suddenly it s here again. I was sleeping good 7 months in a row, with minor problems like Can’t fall asleep fast, but I was sleeping 8 hours every day and suddenly, like I said , my insomnia is here again.
I know there are people with this kind of Insomnia where we can’t sleep even 1 minute. The problem is that I don t understand why this insomnia dissapears and suddenly is come back. Is thIs insomnia ”normal”? I m a health person, I don’t feel sick or something, but this insomnia make me think that I could die if don t sleep. Now I m stressed just thinking if this third night I m not gonna sleep again. Need help… Sometimes I m worried that my sleep never comeback again.
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Forgive my bad english… and thanks in advanced.July 9, 2019 at 5:28 pm #30625
Davy✘ Not a client
nope is that was the case i had to die so many times i at least got once or twice episodes a month where i dont sleep for 2 or 3 days in a row i average on 2 to 3 hours a night for more than a year now the times i sleep 5 hours a night in a month i can count on one hand that is extremely good for meJuly 9, 2019 at 6:26 pm #30626
Hi, Davy. Could you tell me what to do when this happen? I want to force sleep in the afternoon, but I can t get sleep even tired. Or It s better to wait until night to try to sleep?
Thank you.July 9, 2019 at 8:29 pm #30627
Martin Reed★ Admin
Hello John and sorry to hear about your recent difficulties with sleep. The key to recovery is to act as though your sleep hasn’t been disrupted. In other words, don’t try to compensate for the bad nights of sleep. Don’t go to bed earlier than normal, don’t nap during the day, don’t stay in bed later than normal, and don’t cancel plans or try to conserve energy.
If you trust your sleep system to get back on track by itself, I am confident it will do so. Sleep drive always wins — you will not be able to go without sleep indefinitely. Sleep will happen.
Remember that you have experienced seven months of good sleep. You know you are capable of sleep and so, in the grand scheme of things, this is a very minor setback. Concentrate your attention on all the good nights you had, don’t try forcing sleep or doing things like sleeping during the day, and I think your sleep will get back on track sooner rather than later.The content of this post is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, disorder, or medical condition. It should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or any other licensed healthcare provider. Insomnia Coach LLC offers coaching services only and does not provide therapy, counseling, medical advice, or medical treatment. All content is provided “as is” and without warranties, either express or implied.July 9, 2019 at 9:37 pm #30639
Hello, Martin. Thanks for the advices! Your video is really helpfull. And yes… I was trying to modificate my sleep forcing it. To be honest, during the day I feel tired, but when I try to sleep in the afternoon is impossible for me get sleep.
I just want fight this insomnia naturally, without sleeping pills or something like that. like you said, I think I m able to sleep like 7 months ago.
Why even feeling my eyes tired is difficult for me sleep? Maybe I m paying too much attention to my problen when I m on my bed ?
Thank you so much!
- This reply was modified 10 months, 3 weeks ago by John3484.