sleep problems
Author Message
Dreamscapes Collectives Offline
Country of the Chaotic
*****

Posts: 73
Threads: 39
Joined: May 2012
#1
sleep problems
hey. We were wondering if anyone has suffered from sleep deprivation and then had the hardest time trying to find your balance once you could sleep again. the last two weeks have been hell, and while it makes sense to us that we'd be tired,we didn't figure it would be so intense.

us
Volcano
Too many to count, too many to name, but we're all here just the same.
06-06-2012, 02:07 PM
Website Find Reply
Tangled Web Offline
Senior Member
*****

Posts: 1,161
Threads: 169
Joined: Feb 2012
#2
RE: sleep problems
I have suffered from sleep deprivation and it is very intense for me. I get overly emotional and overwhelmed very easily. It is almost like the internal walls are too tired to stand and defend anymore. Even after I start to get my sleep again....it takes a bit before everything calms down, but thank goodness it always eventually does.
"You may not remember what someone says or does, but you will never forget how they made you feel" Mac Anderson.
06-06-2012, 03:47 PM
Find Reply
Jess and The Hamlet Offline
Member
*****

Posts: 7
Threads: 2
Joined: May 2012
#3
Friendship/Support  RE: sleep problems
Hi, we suffer from sleep deprivation and have done from a very early age. Our sleep pattern is not very good at the best of times but there are times, like the last week, when it is extremely bad. We also find it very intense and really struggle to find a balance when we are able to sleep a bit better. We often find it very hard to fuction when our sleep pattern is at it's worst.

We can also relate to what Tangled Web says about feeling like internal walls not being able to stand and defend anymore. We often feel very vulnerable and fragile at these times.

We have found, though, that a lot of the time things do settle down a bit eventually.

Tara and Jess
06-06-2012, 04:03 PM
Find Reply
MakersDozn Offline
MM Oldtimer
*****

Posts: 1,950
Threads: 186
Joined: Mar 2012
#4
Friendship/Support  RE: sleep problems
(06-06-2012, 02:07 PM)Dreamscapes Collectives Wrote: hey. We were wondering if anyone has suffered from sleep deprivation and then had the hardest time trying to find your balance once you could sleep again. the last two weeks have been hell, and while it makes sense to us that we'd be tired,we didn't figure it would be so intense.

us

Hey, folks....welcome to the new digs. Smile

We have constant sleep issues. We haven't been really deprived of it lately, but it often isn't good quality sleep. Folks who don't come out when we're awake often process things while we're trying to sleep. Undecided

Wish we could be of more help to you. Sending good thoughts.

MDs
06-07-2012, 10:42 PM
Website Find Reply
WendyLee Offline
Member
*****

Posts: 54
Threads: 5
Joined: Jun 2012
#5
RE: sleep problems
MDs that is interesting! My PCP is going to make an appt for me for a sleep study, so I am interested in the results.
06-20-2012, 01:17 PM
Find Reply
MakersDozn Offline
MM Oldtimer
*****

Posts: 1,950
Threads: 186
Joined: Mar 2012
#6
Just talking  RE: sleep problems
(06-20-2012, 01:17 PM)WendyLee Wrote: MDs that is interesting! My PCP is going to make an appt for me for a sleep study, so I am interested in the results.

We've known a few people who have had sleep studies done. For us, we already know we have a problem, and we don't know what such a study would tell us that we don't already know.

MDs
06-22-2012, 11:00 AM
Website Find Reply
WendyLee Offline
Member
*****

Posts: 54
Threads: 5
Joined: Jun 2012
#7
RE: sleep problems
MD, My DS just got a Cpap machine after doing a sleep study to see if one would help, and he says he is thinking clearer and has more energy using the Cpap. He has never snored, but he tosses and turns and needs more sleep than most ppl, and they felt he did not get a deep sleep. I have really shallow breathing all the time, sleep a lot, and have unrefreshed sleep and other symptoms that for years doctors (and I) have just attributed to fibromyalgia. I am hoping some of my symptoms can be alleviated with a Cpap machine and I can get my stress levels down as much as possible.
06-22-2012, 02:08 PM
Find Reply
MakersDozn Offline
MM Oldtimer
*****

Posts: 1,950
Threads: 186
Joined: Mar 2012
#8
RE: sleep problems
(06-22-2012, 02:08 PM)WendyLee Wrote: I am hoping some of my symptoms can be alleviated with a Cpap machine and I can get my stress levels down as much as possible.

We know some other folks here at MM who have benefited from having a CPAP. Thing is, we don't want one. For one thing, it's a bit triggering for us to think of having to sleep with a gadget over our face, no matter how small, unobtrusive, or beneficial said gadget may be.

Our sleep problems don't stem from a breathing issue. They stem from unresolved issues that we've been working on in therapy. As we told our current boss (speaking in the singular, of course), we put stuff out of our mind during the day, and it comes out at night when we're trying to sleep.

Hope the CPAP helps you.

MDs
06-22-2012, 05:38 PM
Website Find Reply
Elizabethn Offline
Read Only

Posts: 224
Threads: 13
Joined: Dec 2011
#9
RE: sleep problems
(06-06-2012, 02:07 PM)Dreamscapes Collectives Wrote: hey. We were wondering if anyone has suffered from sleep deprivation and then had the hardest time trying to find your balance once you could sleep again. the last two weeks have been hell, and while it makes sense to us that we'd be tired,we didn't figure it would be so intense.

us

Oh my YES. It can take a long time to recover from even mild loss of sleep.
06-27-2012, 09:37 AM
Find Reply
Elizabethn Offline
Read Only

Posts: 224
Threads: 13
Joined: Dec 2011
#10
RE: sleep problems
(06-22-2012, 02:08 PM)WendyLee Wrote: MD, My DS just got a Cpap machine after doing a sleep study to see if one would help, and he says he is thinking clearer and has more energy using the Cpap. He has never snored, but he tosses and turns and needs more sleep than most ppl, and they felt he did not get a deep sleep. I have really shallow breathing all the time, sleep a lot, and have unrefreshed sleep and other symptoms that for years doctors (and I) have just attributed to fibromyalgia. I am hoping some of my symptoms can be alleviated with a Cpap machine and I can get my stress levels down as much as possible.

This could be a huge benefit for you. I've been on CPAP since 1996 and it restored my sanity. Low oxygen levels and chronic sleep deprivation make a person crazy. You might find the fibro symptoms improve, too.
06-27-2012, 09:39 AM
Find Reply
Dreamscapes Collectives Offline
Country of the Chaotic
*****

Posts: 73
Threads: 39
Joined: May 2012
#11
Just talking  RE: sleep problems
(06-22-2012, 05:38 PM)MakersDozn Wrote: We know some other folks here at MM who have benefited from having a CPAP. Thing is, we don't want one. For one thing, it's a bit triggering for us to think of having to sleep with a gadget over our face, no matter how small, unobtrusive, or beneficial said gadget may be.
MDs

This is one of the reasons I don't want to bother with a sleep study. We absolutely CANNOT sleep with something that covers our mouth or nose. And we know that a Cpap would the result of a sleep study because we do snore, badly, and have for years. My dad and son have the same breathing problems and the same snore.

*shrug* right now, except for sometimes making me more tired than I want to be on days when we or our partner have doctor appts, we just continue to ignore the tired that's from snoring. The whole avoiding the bed and sleep thing comes up at times but this has been some of the worst couple months with our sleep, or rather lack there of. Undecided

ShayRisa
Realms Collective
Volcano
Too many to count, too many to name, but we're all here just the same.
07-01-2012, 11:09 AM
Website Find Reply
WendyLee Offline
Member
*****

Posts: 54
Threads: 5
Joined: Jun 2012
#12
RE: sleep problems
My DS said it has taken a while to tweak the settings on the CPAP machine, but he got the air flow to his liking now.

We cannot sleep under the covers breathing stale air, or if we have a stuffed up nose, so we are hoping we can tolerate a mask with fresh air.

As we get older we seem to be feeling more and more claustrophobic when getting lost while driving, in long dark hallways, or in those nasty big revolving doors at the VA hospital... or maybe it is that we are learning to recognize our triggers more with behavior mod therapy.

We were trained as kids to ignore the triggers which led to a lot more stress.
07-01-2012, 01:37 PM
Find Reply
MakersDozn Offline
MM Oldtimer
*****

Posts: 1,950
Threads: 186
Joined: Mar 2012
#13
Friendship/Support  RE: sleep problems
Hi ShayRisa,

Thanks for letting us know you understand about the triggering aspects of CPAP. We hope you can find another way to make things better.

MDs
07-01-2012, 06:58 PM
Website Find Reply
My_horse_is_my_therapist Offline
Member
*****

Posts: 9
Threads: 3
Joined: Aug 2012
#14
RE: sleep problems
I have chronic nightmares and sleepwalking several nights a week. After several nights of this, flat out, I'm actually unable to tell if I am awake or asleep.
My husband wonders sometimes if it is an alter coming out and doing stuff, and not me, they are still kind of hidden.

I feel for you! ThA good nights sleep is like a breath of fresh air!
08-09-2012, 03:49 AM
Find Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
Sad PMDD problems. Help please!!!! Desperate! Harmony White 2 1,748 08-19-2015, 02:32 PM
Last Post: MakersDozn

Forum Jump: