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RockSteady101
23-07-07, 23:11
Hello All, Thanks For Reading :o
In Recent Months (About 4-3 Or So) I Have Been Having Great Trouble Both Getting To Sleep, And Bringing Myself To Go To Sleep...And I Need To Let It Out To Someone, So Here It Is. I Have A Recurring 'Fear' Of Going To Sleep Because I Have Trouble Getting To Sleep, I Have A VIcious Cycle That Because I Know That I'll Have Trouble Trying To Sleep, It Makes Me Distressed To Even Try And Get To Sleep. The Trouble Getting To Sleep Is Caused By A Strange 'Vigilance' I Seem To Have, Heres Were I Think Something Psycological Is Involved, If Something Comes Even In The Tiniest Bit Distracting, It Will Not Allow Me To Rest My Mind, And I Can't Let Go Or Empty My Thoughts/Mind To Get Slumber. The Most Common Is, Very Strangely, If My Nasel Passage Is Blocked, Not Blocked, But, Y'know, Filled...When I Breath, It Will Make Me Wheeze/Squeek When I Breath, The Wheezing/Squeeking Noise Of This Suddenly Puts Me Into Full Concentration On Ridding Myself Of This, By Snorting/Sneezing, Which Is Not Helpful As Then I'm Trying To Get Back To Sleep Again!

I Tend To Aimlessly Stay Up Late Nowadays (Both School/Summer Holidays Time) To Force Myself Into A 'To Tired To Care About It' State, And I'm Actaully Gtting Anxiety About Returning To School From My Summer Holidays (Which I'm On Right Now), Beacuse Of All The Early Nights And No Sleep That May, Or Probably Will Come. I Know Consciously That No Harm Will Come From Not Sleeping During School Periods, Maybe Tiredness But Thas Fine, Yet I'm Still Panicking About The Future (School). Strangely, When I Stay Over At A Friends/Relatives And I'm In The Same Bed As Someone, My Symptoms Dissapear And I'm Fine, Yet If I Sleep In A Lone' Room, I Don't Have Symptoms, But I Get A Slight Fear Of Being Alone. :(

I Talk To My Mum (Don't Tell Her The Full Story) And Tell Her "Have Trouble Sleeping", "The Breathing Thing" And "Do You Know Anything That Could Help Me Sleep?" ;ect. She Said Today As I Described Another "Sleeping troubles" Scenario And She Said "Maybe You Should See Someone" (IE; Therapist, Doctor) I Don't Blame Her, But Ofcourse, To Stubborn To Let Into Something I Just Laughed Saying "It's Not That Bad!"...But It Is :(

I'm Going To Tell My Mum Everything If It All Reaches Boiling Point And Becomes O-T-T, But Until Then I Would Like To Ask, Does Anyone Have Any Suggestions For Sleeping Troubles?

Today, I Asked My Mum "Maybe I Could Try A Natural Sedative?" Only To Be Given A Shocked/Worried/Sad Look, And She Simply Said "We'll Look Around For Something"

So Far, I'm Set On A Sedative, But The Thing Is...Have I Mental Illness/Health/Pyscological (SP?) Problems? Cause It Seems Like It To Me... :(

So, Any Recommendations To Help Me Sleep, Or Tips On What To Do To Deal With My Problem(s) On A Whole?! Because I'm Desperate To Beat This! :(

Please Reply!

Thanks For Reading :hug:

FullmetalEd
23-07-07, 23:26
I don't have anything to say that can help, but I can tell you there is no shame is seeing a therapist. It sounds there is trauma that is maybe, repressed? and it might not be directly linked to sleep, but for some reason your brain is expressing it's pain and anxiety through this outlet.

That's just a possibility, I could be way off. For immediate relief, you could go to your doctor and ask for a heavy duty sleep aid that can knock you out in a few minutes for starters, and then be weaned onto something lighter as you get more sleep. It could work.

bloodstormaoa
23-07-07, 23:27
As far a phychological issues, I think you're fine to be honest.

The sleeping trouble could just be a phase, or it could be early insomnia. The best advice would be to chat to a doctor about it. It could be easily remedied.

I myself am a complete insomniac at this stage (haven't had a decent sleep in 6 years) and can't find drugs strong enough to knock me out:p So try and get it seen to as early as possible just in case :wve:

RockSteady101
23-07-07, 23:32
Thanks For Your Veiws, And I Agree, I'll Go To The Doctor And See What Can Be Done.

But The Wheezing/Squeeking Thing Is Something I Could Easily Relate To OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) My Mind Won't Rest Until I'm At A 'Perfection' Stage, So My Mind Totally Focusses On 'Fixing' This? :( :confused:

Anymore Veiws? :o

lita212
23-07-07, 23:39
Thanks For Your Veiws, And I Agree, I'll Go To The Doctor And See What Can Be Done.

But The Wheezing/Squeeking Thing Is Something I Could Easily Relate To OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) My Mind Won't Rest Until I'm At A 'Perfection' Stage, So My Mind Totally Focusses On 'Fixing' This? :( :confused:

Anymore Veiws? :o

hmmm yeh it does sound a bit like ocd but im no doctor lol. has it been like this when you have been at school? if it hasnt then maybe its because your not in a routine and are bored and think about things more.

RockSteady101
23-07-07, 23:46
hmmm yeh it does sound a bit like ocd but im no doctor lol. has it been like this when you have been at school? if it hasnt then maybe its because your not in a routine and are bored and think about things more.

No, Because It's Been For About 3-4 Months, I've Been Off School 2-&-A-Half Weeks, So It's Been A Shared Problem Between The Two Periods :o

RockSteady101
24-07-07, 00:01
Temporary/Light Insomnia...That Sounds Credible...

bloodstormaoa
24-07-07, 01:09
Temporary/Light Insomnia...That Sounds Credible...

It may be :)

And the good thing is that, mostly, if caught early, temporary Insomnia is fairly treatable. Trying to get into a routine supposedly helps. As I said, have a chat with your doctor a.s.a.p.

calico25
24-07-07, 02:23
I would see someone as soon as you can. I have my own sleep issues but they have to do with panic attacks i get when i try to sleep and i can only really sleep if i am drunk so i don't think about things.

I would say you have some sort of OCD but i am nowhere near qualified to make that call. See a therapist or sleep specialist.

Andariel
24-07-07, 02:36
are you not able to sleep physically or mentally? definitely see a psychiatrist if it's mental.

RockSteady101
24-07-07, 21:45
Just A Little Update On My Situation, Mums Phoning The Doctor Tommorow For An Appointment, Really Pleased That It May Finally Be Sorted Out! Hopefully! :)

jackali
24-07-07, 22:31
Sounds like insomnia to me, coupled with an attempt at avoiding the hassle of it.

Welcome to the Insomniacs Anonymous Meeting

Hi, I'm Jack. I'm 17 and I'm... *deep breath* an Insomniac, yes, you heard me, I suffer from insomnia. It's difficult, but after a while you either just get pills or get used to it.

*Sits down*

Now if anyone else would like to speak up at this meeting?

just croft
24-07-07, 23:30
well, I have had insomnias but I dont think that is your problem, actually I think it's something quite normal, and the reason for this diagnostic is that you are very worried about it... so worried that u even ask for our non-medical opinion so I have to say you might just be Hysterical.
I know how that sounds but look at this (I'm probably this loony cuz Im a fan of House):
Hysteria, or somatization disorder, is a diagnostic label applied to a state of mind, one of unmanageable fear or emotional excesses. The fear is often centered on a body part, most often on an imagined problem with that body part (disease is a common complaint). People who are "hysterical" often lose self-control due to the overwhelming fear.

Because of its association with female hysteria the term hysteria fell out of favor in the latter half of the 20th century. The word "hysterical" was replaced with synonyms such as functional, nonorganic, psychogenic and medically unexplained. In 1980 the American Psychiatric Association officially changed the diagnosis of “hysterical neurosis, conversion type” to “conversion disorder.”


taken from wiki, btw


so there you go, if you calm down and think it's nothing important It will probably pass.

MissCroft!
25-07-07, 06:46
I have had a same problem for a while but now it´s OK. Maybe you´re only stressed fo something:) :)

Lara_Lover32
25-07-07, 07:06
i kind of have the same problem but..

well i have truble going to sleep cus of fear of someone/thing is behind me or watching melike when i go to sleep or just lay thar i cover my whole body in fear of someone/tings thar so i leave a little breath whole so i can breath
i know it sound pathetic:(

Lara_Lover32
25-07-07, 07:12
Sounds like insomnia to me, coupled with an attempt at avoiding the hassle of it.

Welcome to the Insomniacs Anonymous Meeting

Hi, I'm Jack. I'm 17 and I'm... *deep breath* an Insomniac, yes, you heard me, I suffer from insomnia. It's difficult, but after a while you either just get pills or get used to it.

*Sits down*

Now if anyone else would like to speak up at this meeting?


(ok i can do this)hi,im russ and im 16 and im.. ..not really shoure what my problem is?:(as you can read my other comment abouve i have that problem