Report No Sleep For 6 Days in Dysautonomia Discussion Posted April 6, 2011 Howdy! I know I don't post much anymore, but I am having a bit of an increase in symptoms, even for me. And was hoping you all might have some good ideas etc. My absence from the site is not due to no longer being symptomatic. I am still as symptomatic as ever for the most part. I am still on meds, but they have not changed recently. I was about to make a change, but had not yet. Also, no changes in supplements, drinking, salt, exercise, or eating habits. I have had long periods of insomnia before 4-8 days, but they were always linked to medication or extreme heat and humidity.But, now I have not slept much for almost a week. I have had small bits of dowsing off, "sleeping" for 15 min. to an hour or so, but never much longer than an hour and not a good quality of sleep. And I don't sleep more after that hour. I am awake and see almost every hour on the alarm clock, but it is across the room so it isn't like I am starring it down. I have tried sleeping a different times of the day, because I am a natural night owl. I am not anxious or have a busy brain keeping me from sleep. I am not currently working or in school. My only appmts. are doctor related, so those can be easily canceled if I am not up to them. I can not figure out why I can not get comfortable and just fall into a good sleep.I also tend to get more energy and am bouncing up in down in bed once I lay down. It is like my body does not want me to sleep.I have also had some of the most energy I have had in a long time the past few days. I think it may be because of less of an orthostatic shock every day, because I am not sleeping and laying down for long periods. My brain is working better too. It seems to be opposite of what should be.... During the day hours I tend to feel 'amped' up, kinda like the adrenaline is flowing and not really taking a break.I have started CPAP over the past few months, and was using it prior to this, but since this started I have been unable to tolerate it. The weather changes do seem to have something to do with everything.It has been so weird. I have gotten the amount of chores done in one day that would normally take me over a week. Anyone had something like this? Any ideas? Ambien not work for others? How much do you need to have it work?Thanks for any help!!!