Does anyone deal with insomnia? At what point does it become dangerous for your mental health? I’m exhausted and don’t really want to get up ever, but I can’t actually manage to sleep.
I’m kind of worried I’m losing it again because I haven’t been able to sleep in so long. I would really like to avoid another hospital stay but I’m having a hard time seeing my symptoms. I know people are probably right that it’s affecting me, but I don’t even see it really. Which just makes me worried that things are worse than I thought they were.
Is there something you can take to sleep? I know it’s not the best option, but at least some chamomile tea or something.
I have insomnia and nightmares. I take meds to sleep, Xanax and melatonin, and I exercise intensely six days a week to make it so that I can fall asleep.
I just woke up after 6hours of sleep from horrific nightmares which felt real.
Yes someone else has a sleep problem. I say no caffeine after 10am and exercise most days to make sleeping easier.
Ask your doc about taking melatonin. It’s very common.
What almost allows me to fall asleep is taking a hot shower and then immediately masturbating until I ejaculate. After climaxing I can fall asleep 90% of the time if I’m tired.
Not to be one of those people that full of excuses, but I take sleeping pills and they have yet to work (I’m limited on what I can take right now, just Unisom). I exercise as much as I’m physically able ( I have restrictions due to other health issues). I’m allergic to chamomile, but drink peppermint tea to relax. I do all the basic sleep hygiene stuff. I don’t ever drink caffeine. I’ll have to ask about melatonin. It didn’t help when I tried it several years ago, but maybe it will now.
I’m just at a loss and my pdoc doesn’t seem to be much help recently. I’ve not been inpatient in a whole year and I’d like to keep it that way, but it’s seeming less likely I’ll be able to.
My medicine (zyprexa) is a sedative so I take it at night which helps me sleep. Also I can’t have caffeine any later than when I first wake up. Sometimes a hot bath and reading yourself to sleep can help. Some people use meditation. I ,also, take my gabapentin at night. I read online and unknowingly fall asleep, when I wake up I’m still on the last thing I read, I doubt I could fall asleep if I just laid there.
If you try melatonin, get the time-released formulas. Melatonin can get you to sleep, but does little for a lot of people to keep them asleep, so they wake back up. Time-released formulas keep a consistent amount going for 7-8 hours. Sorry if you already knew this!
Maybe your med is causing the insomnia? I had extreme insomnia on Geodon. Now on Latuda I sleep like a baby. I used to take 0,5 mg Ativan to sleep.