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Anyone else got it?
Anyone ever got rid of it...?
I hope it makes sense. She was polite enough to pretend it did.
I'm not sure I'm actually worrying or anxious about anything particular though. I wake up in the small hours and my brain just sort of 'switches on'.
If my brain does "switch on" I usually lie very still and tell myself I'm very comfortable and there is nothing wrong with just lying here awake for another X hours. I dunno I've just got a lot better at operating my stupid brain in recent years.
that if you wake up and your brain is immediately on that you are better off getting up. Laying there in frustration is a nightmare.
I have no trouble getting to sleep but I can set my watch by waking up at 2 a.m.
Was knocking myself out with alcohol at that time in the morning but that's not very sensible
I get a lot of reading done
I find that listening to other people talking prevents my brain from doing anything thinking of its own and my actual tiredness takes over.
Podcasts work best for me.
5 Live is really boring at 3am!
are also good for this if you can get past some extremely silly accents and intonation
maybe a CBT app would help potentially even more
i do that
90% of the time i don't actually revisiting the worry - it just kind of disapears
probably building up a big old worry ball to be unleashed one day
when you just sort of know the trigger and don't need to follow through.
i don't give a fuck about at my scheduled worrying time the next day
as a student, I would wake up late and be stuck in a cycle of not being able to sleep at night, then wake up later and repeat. It meant I missed lectures and hence I worried which made it worse. I managed to just stay up all night once when it got silly like finally feeling sleepy at 7am. Getting rid of the source of my anxiety helped (catching up with work). I found medication really didn't help, Nytol for example felt fucking awful. That and making myself tired in the day with exercise and winding down before bed. The worst thing was the worry of insomnia made my insomnia worse. Which is a difficult cycle to get out of.
is to play the alphabet game. Usually give myself a category and then try come up with 4 things in that category beginning with A, then 4 beginning with B...etc (can be bands, animals, actors, films....). I rarely make it all the way through the alphabet before I fall back to sleep.
at the moment im going to sleep at 4pm and getting up at 9pm then sleeping again from 2-4am. Seems to be about 3 hours in the day where i dont feel totally exhausted and can actually be bothered doing anything.
I've had this bout of insomnia for around 2-3 months now.
I usually can get to sleep okay (if a little late) but usually wake hourly. I've had nights where I've been awake for a few hours, trying everything under the sun to nod off again.
I've turned to proper sleeping tablets now but find they don't help at all. I'll still wake up even if i've taken a heavy dose and usually end up feeling a lot worse the next day. Then feel very, very low.
I probably have a bit of an old-fashioned view of prescription drugs in general. My concern with this would be what happens when the sedatives are stopped.