Stephanieann

Another sleep question

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So I always used to picture insomnia as being wide awake staring at the walls all night, yet that's not the way I really experience it. It's more like my body will go back and forth between being drowsy, that first stage of sleep where you are unaware of everything yet aren't in a deep sleep, then being awake over and over until after about 2 am. Then I'll go into a deeper sleep for a few hours. Almost like my body won't let go all the way.  It tries but fails. Anyone else experience this?

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I don't have anything very helpful to say other than I definitely experience this. It does not happen all the time, though, and I haven't been able to pinpoint a trigger (other than every time I drink alcohol) but I almost feel as if it comes in "waves" (a few days or a week..then goes away for weeks..) The only things I've found to be helpful are yoga and a heavy dose of benadryl. It definitely happened more often when I worked retail and got off late and had so much adrenaline that I couldn't get to that point of sleeping soundly before I had to be up in the morning. Sorry you're going through this. Doesn't help at all with the fatigue we already have to deal with. I hope it gets better for you.

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Yes, it happened to me and for me an ssri helped with this.

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