I was talking to a fellow schizophrenic and they told me that sleep was very important because our brains need to process what is happening to us. How important is sleep to you and why?
Idk why but it is known that sleep deprivation can trigger psychosis that’s enough reason for me to get as much sleep as I feel I need
My doc told me sleep was a big factor in determining how well someone is doing.
I think sleep is important for everybody. Healthy or unhealthy.
I just don’t sleep sometimes. It’s been going on for years and years. My symptoms are much worse if I get no sleep at all. I try to at least lie down and rest my body.
I used to see this guy and I could never sleep nearby him. Lol he took it as an offense I think.
I got psychotic possibly that sleep deprivation contributed
I think sleep is important. We are best when well rested.
If I go more than 24 hours without sleep I get very psychotic.
Good sleep is one of the best things for many illnesses, be it physical or mental.
I sleep but it is not the same quality of sleep I used to get. I don’t get into a deep sleep that takes me time to focus on being awake. I jump up in too big a hurry.
Sometimes I end up staying up all night and going to bed early the next night, I always feel bad when I’m past 24 hours with no sleep. It really makes the day hard to enjoy.
I read an article today that said it is super important especially for those who have a mental illness.
It is very important for brain health.
I have noticed that I cannot get the same quality of sleep I did before my psychotic break. It is less restorative now.
If I don’t get enough sleep then I feel lousy and tired the next day.
I went to work on 4 or 5 or 6 hours of sleep regularly the two years when I was in the board & care home.
In fact, I got a few hours of sleep, got up the next morning at 6:30 am walked four blocks to my car, drove an hour to work through heavy traffic, and worked 6 hours. Got off and drove an hour home afterwards through heavy traffic again. Parked my car, walked 4 blocks back home.
I was in my fifties.
I couldn’t do that again. I have too much wear and tear on my body and mind. I moved in here two years ago. I park my car out back in a 4-car carport and I am closer to work and I am only on the freeway a short time and it takes as little as 20-25 minutes to get to work and I drive city streets and the traffic never gets horrible.
But until a few months ago I was still only getting about 4 or 5 hours of sleep and I was constantly late so my job moved by start time up to 10:00 am and now I am rarely late. But for these past two years I was exhausted at work and way slowed down due to lack of sleep. Now I get more sleep and I feel dramatically better at work. My body ain’t 17 any more, I need my sleep.
Since going on the abilify I wake up every 20 mins to half an hour and get the worst nights sleep. My pdoc gave me some zopiclone so I could have 3 of those per week. That stopped working. I’ve very recently started using my prn diazepam for sleep and that helps a bit.
Sleep is the bane of my life.
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