Finally Sleeping Again

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    Sydonia044
    ✘ Not a client

    So after 2 months of literally sleeping half an hour  to 0 hours a night and 3 trips to AE I’m finally sleeping again for at least 6 hours per night, although I’m still experiencing the vivid dreams, but that I can live with. I’m not really sure what changed, but I think after a while my sleep anxiety just became less and less and my mind was able to relax and build confidence again with falling and staying asleep. I also only went to bed when I felt ready  and tired and tried to keep to a “wake up” time. I’m writing this for anyone else that’s been having some severe insomnia for a good few months and say that things can get better. I literally thought I had fatal insomnia at one point which only made my health anxiety worse and thus sleep anxiety worse along with it, but please don’t think you have something like this because you have more chance of winning the lottery 3 times in a row! To those who have been suffering even longer I really do hope you find some relief soon. Also, knowing I had to get up for work did not help me so I took time off from it to reduce the sleep anxiety, which was partly caused by knowing I had to get up a certain time worrying if I was going to be too exhausted to get through the day. I know this is impossible for some, but if you can do it I believe it’s worth doing so for your own health and sanity.

    #30051

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Thank you so much for taking the time to return with an update, @sydonia044. I am sure many people will take comfort in reading about your transformation. Normally, taking time off from work isn’t helpful — I found it interesting to read that you actually found this beneficial. Did you put effort into remaining active during the day when not working?

    #30065

    Sydonia044
    ✘ Not a client

    Hi Martin,

    I think for me personally the worrying about having to get up for work was just causing me more sleep anxiety. I did however manage to go for walks and occassionally to the gym as well as get out with friends from time to time even though I was completely exhausted!

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    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    A very important insight that you made sure you went out for walks and visited the gym — it’s so important to stay active, especially when not working! Do keep us updated with your progress!

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