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    noireallycantsleep
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    hello. I have had sleep problems for as long as I can remember. this past year, my mental health has had a serious decline, evidently effecting my sleep. I don’t not sleep on purpose, I have very tormenting dreams I just can’t seem to face anymore. I stay up all hours of the night into the next day. I can stay up for days on end. I will usually allow myself 1 day of sleep, but even then I never find myself inducing into the REM cycle. It has been this way for a year now, after getting out of intensive mh treatment.
    I am very young. I don’t even feel as though this is possible. I usually just wait for hours until the sun rises, just to wait some more. Even when I get my few hours of “sleep” it feels like resting my eyes. I don’t know what to do. I really can’t sleep and this constant paranoia that my dreams are out to get me only make not sleeping seem easier.

    #35479

    amesydoodle
    ✘ Not a client

    Hello,
    First off I want to say everyone can sleep. I think if you have struggled with sleep for a while you may begin to believe you can’t sleep. Secondly there is definitely a link between sleep and mental health and it can be a two way street. I am not sure what you were diagnose with for mental health but if you have PTSD or undealt with ongoing stress that can give you nightmares and unrefreshed sleep. I don’t know if you have a local counselor and/or psychiatrist who could help you address both the sleep and mental health. I am dealing with similar issues and have never been to an intensive treatment but when anxiety and insomnia come on strong it can feel like nothing is working. Hold on! There is hope!

    #35522

    Martin Reed
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    If very tormenting dreams are contributing to your sleep difficulties, I would encourage you to discuss this with your doctor or another licensed healthcare provider. You might also find it helpful to find someone local to you who is certified in behavioral sleep medicine.

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