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    ✘ Not a client

    I’m so scared and getting proper angry. I have been doing OK since I’ve been put on mirtazapine. I mean have had a few bad nights but still been able to get some sleep where is now I’m lying here it’s 1:30am. I’ve been trying to sleep but it’s just always in my head and as I’m nodding of I get these scary body sensations that scare me like it’s lije I’ve forgotten how to goto sleep. I know it’s anxiety but it’s like your brain is playing with you. I’m really trying my best to sleep but it’s as if I’m waiting for that point where u nod of and when it happens I get scared and feel like I’m losing control of my body. I try to just go with the flow and let go but lije I say its a scary feeling I geanyone else on here get what I’m saying because it is really hard to explain


    ✘ Not a client

    No, youre not weird.
    I have The same.
    My medication is not right, and im stressed.
    Maybe you have a sleep disorder.
    Read about somnophobia too.
    Take care.


    ✘ Not a client

    Your not weird.
    I do relate to a lot of what you are saying.
    If I can’t sleep from the get go I start to panic and the anxiety kicks in…I do what i can to relax again and when I do feel myself drifting of I seem to be able to stop it and go back to square one….some nights I wouldn’t get any sleep and then the next day is painful.
    It’s a painful circle to be in as pre bed you worry about not sleeping so then you don’t sleep but you can’t help it as you know you have to work the night day….what the answer is I haven’t found yet I’m still searching for it.


    ✓ Client


    What you described sounds a lot like hypnic jerks thay are accompanied/caused by anxiety. They are super common in folks that struggle with insomnia, I used to have them a lot but since getting better from my insomnia, I don’t experience them much anymore. I recommend either CBT-I or ACT to help you move through this.


    Martin Reed
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    How are you getting on, @syub40?

    Two insights I get from your post are that you are “trying” to sleep and that you are worried that you have forgotten how to sleep.

    First, let me reassure you that you have not forgotten how to sleep. Sleep is a core biological function — just as we can never forget how to breathe, we can never forget how to sleep.

    With this being said, high levels of worry and anxiety can make sleep very difficult — and actively trying to sleep makes sleep almost impossible! CBT for insomnia (CBT-I) techniques are very helpful at addressing and relieving sleep-related worry and anxiety.

    When do you normally go to bed at night, when do you get out of bed to start your day, and roughly how many hours of sleep would you say you get on a typical night?

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