I know exactly how you feel. If I can't sleep I know I'm on a downhill slope. I slept bad three nights last week and had a huge verbal explosion. My poor husband was stuck listening to me for hours. I went totally wacko on Sunday for probably the first half of the day. It actually started Saturday night. Fortunately Sunday night I slept well and have been ok since then.
Some nights I can just lay there awake all night just praying "please just let me go to sleep". Now that I have the seroquel though when I take that, I'm out within 45 minutes. I couldn't stay awake if I tried. I didn't take any Seroquel last week and I tink that had something to do with my breakdown on Sat/Sun. I won't be making that mistake again!
I'm an extremely light sleeper too, so that doesnt help. If my husband breaths loud it wakes me up. Or even if he rolls over I'm up.
28 years old
Bipolar II, Panic Disorder, OCD
Seroquel and Klonopin as needed
It's just the last few weeks have been weird. I sleep when I am supposed to be awake, and I have been sometimes awake when I am supposed to be sleeping. I feel like it is messing with my mood, mostly dragging me down. Hopefully that will get resolved soon.
I have been suffering with insomnia for at least 10 years and I know how you feel. It can really drive you batty laying in bed waiting to fall asleep. I take 2 rohypnol and 100mg serequel(and sometimes more) just to get to sleep. The one thing I found helps is to put a movie in that is very light or happy, but no loud crashes or booms or gunfire. I hope you understand the king I am desciribing. Anyway, if you have seen it already a few times your mind tends to wander and for me it can help me fall asleep. I am very difficult with movies. I have to have the right voices and no violence in order to be able to fall asleep. Before I got my DVD player I had to watch movies on regular TV and if they didn't sound right I would have to lay there for 2 hours hoping the next movies were better. Well, it's an idea. You never know until you try it. No matter what good luck and sweet dreams.
I major sleep issues and if I don't take my sleep med, I don't sleep at all and that makes everyting worse for me, including my Fibromyalgia. No sleep makes me hurt incredibly bad, so I don't mess around with that. I currently Ambien CR (I can't remember the dose right now) and it works great for me.
I hope you can resolve your sleep issues soon, because as you know sleep is the best thing for all us. It gives our bodies the chance to recoup for the next day. You have some good suggestions from the other posts - I hope something works for you soon. Let us know how you are doing.
A slip of the foot you may soon recover,
but a slip of the tongue you may never get over.
Maybe the stressors in your life have changed. I know what you mean, I feel so dependent on my clonazopan most nights. I can go a few nights without it, but with it the insomnia returns. But I was telling someone in the chat last night, that it's mostly been bad in the last 2 weeks. I went more than 48 hours without sleep one night. But no I am not manic, and that it what disturbs me.