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02-08-2015, 07:26 PM
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(02-08-2015 07:23 PM)joben1 Wrote:  Thanks Jennybee :-) It's strange, the depression lifted markedly immediately after I got a nights sleep that night of the doctors visit, and no more suicidal thoughts. Just shows you how important sleep is.

So true! Luckily, I never had suicidal thoughts or depression from lack of sleep--but man, I could not function in any capacity. I was a zombie most days. I am so glad you are doing better! Smile
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03-08-2015, 10:37 AM
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(02-08-2015 07:26 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(02-08-2015 07:23 PM)joben1 Wrote:  Thanks Jennybee :-) It's strange, the depression lifted markedly immediately after I got a nights sleep that night of the doctors visit, and no more suicidal thoughts. Just shows you how important sleep is.

So true! Luckily, I never had suicidal thoughts or depression from lack of sleep--but man, I could not function in any capacity. I was a zombie most days. I am so glad you are doing better! Smile

A couple of years ago I was going through a great deal of turmoil in my life and sleep was sometimes impossible. That's when I discovered Yoga Nidra. I downloaded a version that I really liked and listened to it before bed. If I woke up in the middle of the night I'd turn it back on.

Some people swear by this breathing technique but I never worked for me.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...CONDS.html

I found that holding the breath for 7 seconds actually created more tension in my body but it might work for others.

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03-08-2015, 10:41 AM
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(03-08-2015 10:37 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  
(02-08-2015 07:26 PM)jennybee Wrote:  So true! Luckily, I never had suicidal thoughts or depression from lack of sleep--but man, I could not function in any capacity. I was a zombie most days. I am so glad you are doing better! Smile

A couple of years ago I was going through a great deal of turmoil in my life and sleep was sometimes impossible. That's when I discovered Yoga Nidra. I downloaded a version that I really liked and listened to it before bed. If I woke up in the middle of the night I'd turn it back on.

Some people swear by this breathing technique but I never worked for me.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/a...CONDS.html

I found that holding the breath for 7 seconds actually created more tension in my body but it might work for others.

Yes, yoga (and meditation) definitely helped me through that whole time Thumbsup I also do some yoga (specifically for pms) which helps sometimes. I get major cramps and have trouble sleeping during my period. Sad Some period pills also have caffeine in them wtf No
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04-08-2015, 05:57 PM
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(03-08-2015 10:37 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I found that holding the breath for 7 seconds actually created more tension in my body but it might work for others.

I read somehere,, I think from Weil, that the ratio is what's important. So 2-4-4 might work. Me, I just take a boatload of different pills: melatonin, doxylamine succinate (Unisom), dihphenhydramine hydochloride (Benadryl), Seroquel, Trazadone.

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04-08-2015, 06:06 PM
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(04-08-2015 05:57 PM)GirlyMan Wrote:  
(03-08-2015 10:37 AM)dancefortwo Wrote:  I found that holding the breath for 7 seconds actually created more tension in my body but it might work for others.

I read somehere,, I think from Weil, that the ratio is what's important. So 2-4-4 might work. Me, I just take a boatload of different pills: melatonin, doxylamine succinate (Unisom), dihphenhydramine hydochloride (Benadryl), Seroquel, Trazadone.

How the hell do you manage to wake up.Gasp

A Benadryl will knock me on my ass.

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04-08-2015, 08:11 PM
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I have been sleep deprived for about 15 years or so...take that, plus being hyper active, and an obsession with working out like a lunatic....= brain dead. I had my sleep apnea corrected with an 8 hour horrific surgery, but still cant sleep, too many channels going on in my head, now they have me on Ambian...it works, but I have to be in the bed for 8 hours as it makes one...hallucinate if not.

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04-08-2015, 08:13 PM
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(04-08-2015 08:11 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  I have been sleep deprived for about 15 years or so...take that, plus being hyper active, and an obsession with working out like a lunatic....= brain dead. I had my sleep apnea corrected with an 8 hour horrific surgery, but still cant sleep, too many channels going on in my head, now they have me on Ambian...it works, but I have to be in the bed for 8 hours as it makes one...hallucinate if not.

Hug I hope you are able to get some sleep. Try counting (Christian) sheep.
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04-08-2015, 08:16 PM
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(04-08-2015 08:13 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(04-08-2015 08:11 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  I have been sleep deprived for about 15 years or so...take that, plus being hyper active, and an obsession with working out like a lunatic....= brain dead. I had my sleep apnea corrected with an 8 hour horrific surgery, but still cant sleep, too many channels going on in my head, now they have me on Ambian...it works, but I have to be in the bed for 8 hours as it makes one...hallucinate if not.

Hug I hope you are able to get some sleep. Try counting (Christian) sheep.

Smile Ambian works for me, I did nyquil everynight for years (cant be good for me) then Zzquil(cant be good for me), then unisom(cant be good for me), etc etc...finally gave up and got a prescription for Ambian(cant be good for me), I only take it sunday night through wed night, as I can get through friday, and sleep in long enough on sat and sun to overcome the restless night. This way I am not subjecting my body to that crap EVERY night Weeping

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04-08-2015, 08:19 PM
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(04-08-2015 08:16 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  
(04-08-2015 08:13 PM)jennybee Wrote:  Hug I hope you are able to get some sleep. Try counting (Christian) sheep.

Smile Ambian works for me, I did nyquil everynight for years (cant be good for me) then Zzquil(cant be good for me), then unisom(cant be good for me), etc etc...finally gave up and got a prescription for Ambian(cant be good for me), I only take it sunday night through wed night, as I can get through friday, and sleep in long enough on sat and sun to overcome the restless night. This way I am not subjecting my body to that crap EVERY night Weeping

Have you tried meditation and yoga? It really does help.
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04-08-2015, 08:23 PM
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(04-08-2015 08:19 PM)jennybee Wrote:  
(04-08-2015 08:16 PM)goodwithoutgod Wrote:  Smile Ambian works for me, I did nyquil everynight for years (cant be good for me) then Zzquil(cant be good for me), then unisom(cant be good for me), etc etc...finally gave up and got a prescription for Ambian(cant be good for me), I only take it sunday night through wed night, as I can get through friday, and sleep in long enough on sat and sun to overcome the restless night. This way I am not subjecting my body to that crap EVERY night Weeping

Have you tried meditation and yoga? It really does help.

I am about as flexible as a piece of steel Weeping and trying calming methods of meditation havent helped because I am so freaking ADHD my mind is whirling at all times in 10 different directions..it is a wonder I get anything done lol

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