Sleep anxiety

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  • #27016

    aquarius740
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    YES! last night was very challenging. are sunday nights stressful for you? they are for a lot of people. usually my bad nights are temperature related – either i’m just too hot or my bedroom is too hot. i can fall asleep but it’s more like dozing and i keep waking up; sometimes i’ll even wake up on top of the covers. i used to think it was caused by going to bed too early but even if i wait until i’m thoroughly falling-down asleep, if it’s too hot in my bedroom i’ll be tossing and turning an hour later. does that sound like your frustrating nights?

    #27017

    richiebjjprof
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    Thanks for getting back to me first off. You know I’m not really sure, I didn’t think I was anxious about anything but once I get past a certain time I think the anxiety kicks in. I had a pretty good week and then all of a sudden a complete sleepless night, maybe subconsciously there was something in my mind but I can’t really say. Seems to be random but still not sure? Didn’t go to work, I find that to be really hard but I did just walk at a local park which I’m proud of and now heading to a jacuzzi.

    #27018

    richiebjjprof
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    Just wanna stay busy but it’s still hard

    #27019

    aquarius740
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    anytime. i don’t get anxious unless i look at the clock and/or start thinking about how much sleep i’m potentially missing, and then it’s all downhill from there. (i’m pretty sure that’s how i ended up worrying about sleeping – too much thinking about time and hours and clocks, lol.)

    everybody has tough nights and it’s hard to shake them off. i’m glad you went to the park and the jacuzzi. is there anything else that you might like to do?

    #27022

    richiebjjprof
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    • Well there are things but finding the energy to do them is tough. Have a lot of snow on the ground which doesn’t help. I have a loving wife and family but you just feel lonely and isolated which isn’t a good thing but it’s the Truth. Wife’s at work and I always come through it and that’s what I gotta hold on to.
    #27023

    richiebjjprof
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    Keeping a good attitude is tough but I know I can do it

    #27025

    aquarius740
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    i hear ya; it’s tough for me when my husband is at work, too. feeling isolated sucks. often when i’m exhausted i don’t think i’ll have the energy to do this or that but i always surprise myself and doing whatever it is actually energizes me. i don’t let the lack of sleep keep me from doing what i want.

    yes, you will come through – i know you can do it!

    #27028

    richiebjjprof
    ✘ Not a client

    Thanks, that’s what I’m trying to do, not get down or think about it and just do something. It’s always worked out in the past and I know it will this time too. Do you have any sleepless nights, I know I’m not alone it’s makes me feel better to know I’m not the only one suffering with this not that I wish this on anyone. But just knowing you have people that can relate is helpful .

    #27031

    aquarius740
    ✘ Not a client

    can you work on a project or maybe do some housework if you don’t feel like going anywhere?

    yeah, i definitely have sleepless (or “less-sleep”) nights; last night was pretty rough. you’re definitely not alone. i know everyone in the world has bad nights, which helps me keep it in perspective; it’s part of being human. sometimes our brains don’t shut off and sometimes we’re just physically too uncomfortable to get good rest. but i try to make the most of the following day regardless of the night i’ve had.

    #27035

    richiebjjprof
    ✘ Not a client

    Yeah I think I’ll grab something to eat and do some housework and just relax. You’re right and I shouldn’t let it ruin my day, the human body is a lot stronger than I give it credit for. Especially the mind! It’s finny how when I don’t engage my negative thoughts they go away really quick and I’m so much more relaxed. How about you?

    #27037

    aquarius740
    ✘ Not a client

    i was just thinking about how strong the human body and mind are. i agree about the negative thoughts – i just acknowledge that they are there and then they usually lose their power. they’re just impulses that don’t mean anything unless you give them meaning. but it’s interesting how our brains will latch onto negative thoughts faster than positive ones; i think our minds just like to have something to worry about.

    #27038

    richiebjjprof
    ✘ Not a client

    I guess, always a work in progress

    #27043

    aquarius740
    ✘ Not a client

    you got it. hope last night was better for you!

    #27050

    richiebjjprof
    ✘ Not a client

    It was, thanks for asking 🙂 When you remain calm it’s amazing what happens. How was your night?

    #27051

    aquarius740
    ✘ Not a client

    back to my usual. you’re absolutely right; it’s all about staying calm 🙂

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