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#1 forlornhope

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:11 PM

Anyways I seem to have several sleep related disorders. I've posted before about night terrors, but I also get sleep paralysis and regular bouts of insomnia. Last night I got stuck in a sleep paralysis loop again and before sleeping heard sudden loud noises in my head when all external ones stopped. Instantly waking me back up - apparently it's fairly normal? According to wiki it's called "exploding head syndrome" which is a ridiculous name for it! It's harmless, but irritating.
I managed a nap earlier because I was so tired, which just makes things worse, and I don't want to sleep tonight after yesterday but I have to. I wonder if the meds are making it worse and adding to my stress. I just want out. Of everything.

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#2 xNerfHerderX

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Posted 25 August 2011 - 09:24 PM

Do we have a sleep disorders subforum? I can't find it.

Anyways I seem to have several sleep related disorders. I've posted before about night terrors, but I also get sleep paralysis and regular bouts of insomnia. Last night I got stuck in a sleep paralysis loop again and before sleeping heard sudden loud noises in my head when all external ones stopped. Instantly waking me back up - apparently it's fairly normal? According to wiki it's called "exploding head syndrome" which is a ridiculous name for it! It's harmless, but irritating.
I managed a nap earlier because I was so tired, which just makes things worse, and I don't want to sleep tonight after yesterday but I have to. I wonder if the meds are making it worse and adding to my stress. I just want out. Of everything.



I have a lot of sleep problems too. Sometimes I wake up because I feel like I am not breathing and feel out of breath when I wake up. I guess it's a symptom of apnia? Sometimes it's associated with dreams of me being in a real-life situation then not being able to breath and I get real light-headed like I'm going to faint or go into a seizure. Everything starts fading in and out of blackness and reality. Then I wake up. Sometimes that happens when I am awake, too, but more often when I am asleep. Sometimes my body will jerk so violently right before I fall asleep that it wakes me up and I can't fall asleep for awhile longer.

I have been taking ambien for maybe a year now, and that has been helping. I had to upgrade to the strongest control-release because it was making me wake up in the middle of the night and not being able to sleep. Maybe you should look into it.
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#3 sober4life

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Posted 26 August 2011 - 07:27 PM

I have insomnia too. Sometimes I can go without sleep for 5 days straight and I have no idea why. It's like I never feel like I need sleep.

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Posted 24 September 2011 - 08:26 PM

I've always had horrible sleep patterns since I was a child. Sleep-wake-sleep wake all night long. Sleep-wake and not be able to go back to sleep. No sleep for days (manic episode I was without sleep 10 days.) I've tried Trazodone, Ambien, Restoril and some others with mixed results. The main problem was after 6 months the meds lost their effectiveness (not Restoril). I currently take Risperdol and Amitryptaline and actually get 6-8 hours of solid sleep. Currently, I'm getting 1-3 hours sleep at night due to high anxiety over a serious health problem.

Have you spoken to your pdoc about your sleep issues?
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Posted 20 December 2011 - 07:23 PM

I've had night terrors, sleep paralysis, hypnagogic hallucinations, exploding head syndrome, insomnia..... but right now that thinned out to almost nothing. I guess I sort of grew out of it. But the more my DSPS is worsening, so always something.

Sleep... is complex...




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