Difficulty with falling asleep and staying asleep

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  • #30115

    Chrisokure
    ✘ Not a client

    I just cannot fall to sleep and I do not even feel drowsy.  I have taken most available potions from Holland and Barrette, listened to relaxation and hypnotic tapes to no avail.  Somehow I feel energetic even without sleep but I cannot concentrate or focus. My problems started when I lost my professional job and took a lower paid manual job that involved doing night shifts. I started sleeping less and less until I lost the ability to fall asleep almost completely. I this moment I have no tips to share on how to fall asleep. I came to Insomnia coach out of share desperation while search the internet for possible solutions. I am scared of taking prescription sleeping pills. I am afraid that my lack of sleep could generate other health issues for me or degenerate into depression which I am most scared of.

    #30122

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Welcome to the forum, Chrisokure. I’m sorry to hear about your current struggles with sleep. First, let me reassure you (and point out) that you can fall asleep — you may not be sleeping well right now, but you can fall asleep. If you stay awake for long enough, you will eventually fall asleep.

    When do you currently go to bed at night and when do you get out of bed to start your day in the morning? On a typical night, how many hours of sleep would you say you get?

    #30150

    frozensun
    ✘ Not a client

    I disagree with Martin.

    I lost completely mechanism to fall asleep from nightshifts.

    I can go like 4 nights max,and even on forth night I couldn’t fall asleep.

    I cincerly hope that shift work made total sleep deprivation on my brain.

    #30190

    Chrisokure
    ✘ Not a client

    When I am not working the night shifts I go to bed about 11 pm and either don’t fall to sleep at all or think I sleep only 1 or 2 hours. I am tempted to lie in in the morning until 9 or 10 am hope that sleep will come but it never does. Occasionally after 4 or 5 days I may fall asleep unexpectedly for 3 to 4 hours. I try not to worry but its never too far away from my mind.

    #30191

    Syub40
    ✘ Not a client

    I’m the same the anxiety is doing my head in I just can’t fall asleep we just have to stay strong and hopefully things will work out for the best this forum is great and everyone is going through similar issues and Martin makes a lot of sense please just take his advise talk to people it helps a lot I’m struggling bad but Ive got alot of faith and hoping I will get better soon I’m scared of course with me having health anxiety but maybe that’s my trigger and I can work on it hopefully tlyou will find your trigger goodluck I’m thinking of you all

    #30218

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    The fact you work nights does, unfortunately, make things very difficult. That’s because your internal body clock is going to be unable to follow a regular, predictable rhythm. As a result, it’s going to be extremely difficult for you to obtain consistent sleep.

    You may want to look for someone who specializes in circadian rhythm disorders and has experience (and success) in helping shift workers.

    Good luck and do let us know how you get on.

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