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Cannot fall back asleep when waking up


#1

since I started taking antipsychotic, every morning when I wake up I feel tired and cannot fall back asleep, its like my body and is tired but my brain can’t shutdown to fall asleep…

anyone else experience this?


#2

For what seems like forever, I have been unable to go right back to sleep after waking up. I never associated it with medication.


#3

I hate when that happens. But for me, I’ve always had sleep problems, even before I took medication.


#4

If I wake up early, I usually can hop right back in bed and sleep til noon. Sleep is something don’t we all wish was like a switch. Ok I feel tired “click”! I’m asleep. During sleep the brain produces myelin something like that I heard on John Tesh radio show. It’s like your brain is a cel phone getting its charge back. For the next day.

I had insomnia bout that lasted 14 days, during that time I could not sleep a wink or maybe got 2-3 hours at most. Pdoc gave me seroquel and trazodone. Make sure you got something extra just for sleep. And I am not referring to OTC sleep aids. Those aren’t guaranteed to work.


#5

I will wake up and drink a cup of coffee in bed, then go right back to sleep no problem. Sometimes I would go to bed and have to think about one problem over and over until I come up with a solution or sleep whichever came first, usually sleep.
The more I try to force sleep, the harder it is to fall asleep.
I also used to just get up and stay awake, that way the next night I would be so tired, I’d have no trouble falling asleep. Believe me,when you get tired enough, your body just shuts down.


#6

I cant sleep if woken up. My dogs barking pisses me off.


#7

Lately I’ve been sleeping well, but there are times when I get up and do not go back to sleep :sleeping: :frowning:


#8

I have trouble falling back asleep when I wake up in the middle of the night. I started taking a few valerian root capsules when I wake up, and that usually gets me back to sleep in about 30 mins.

It’s strong enough to get me back to sleep, but not so strong that I feel sedated. I take 500 mg capsules.

I hope you get some good rest!

Blessings,

Anthony


#9

thank you all for your reply’s, looks like its something unique to me


#10

What time of the morning are you waking up and can’t get back to sleep? I have been struggling with mild insomnia for about 3-4 years now. If I wake up anytime after 4:30 or 5 then I just get up even if I still feel tired. Depending on how long you have been taking antipsychotics your body may have a little adjusting to do and this may take a little time. Is it possible to go to bed a little earlier so that you body is getting more rest time? You may need 8-10 hours of sleep or more especially if you recently started taking antipsychotics that are sedating at bed time. Talking to your pdoc may help as well as s/he may be able to prescribe a sleep aid that can help calm both your mind and body for sleep. I hope this gets better for you soon.


#11

I can sort of fall back asleep. But it’s like a half sleep. Plus I sleep walk. I wake up about every two hours. I’m developing a curing idea for my kid sis and so far is it seems to be working.


#12

I usually wake up at around 8-9 am and been taking antipsychotics for over a year and tried sleep at all different times of the day, sometimes I even get tired in the middle of the day and can’t fall asleep


#13

If you are getting enough hours of sleep at night is it possible that some of what you are feeling could be attributed to depression? Depression can have a direct affect on how the body feels. It can weigh you down physically. At the same time I would not rule out that your antipsychotics may be causing this feeling. Have you talked to your pdoc about it? I can empathize with being tired and not being able to sleep because your mind won’t shutdown. It is frustrating.


#14

I talked to my pdoc about it he said it could be due to the antipsychotic