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Weird Sleeping Pattern

Weird Sleeping Pattern

lately I'd just fall asleep at random times throughout the day (mainly bc I cant really come up with anything I could pass my time on bc everything seems pointless and I have 0 interest in it) and I'll end up sleeping for 3 hours, yet I still find myself exhausted in the evening. However, despite that, Im not able to fall asleep because my thoughts wont stop and nothing Ive tried so far (meditation, drinking stuff, opening windows, trying to go to 'happy place') helped so idk what to do.… read more

A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Your lack of interest in anything is due to your depression, and your naps throughout the day aren't helping you to sleep at night. But how to change the pattern? It's difficult. Your brain whirling and full of thoughts when you go to bed at night is something that we've all gone through at some point. It's almost like my brain is wired to wake up when my head hits the pillow. Just like you, I can be exhausted as I drag myself up the stairs to bed, but the minute I turn the light off, I'm wide awake. If you can break that cycle then your sleep pattern will go back to normal, hopefully. You have to somehow stay awake during the day and not nap (I do it inadvertently. I can fall asleep in the middle of the day while drinking coffee!). I know it's hard to get motivated and drag yourself out - but exercise does help with sleep and depression. I have dogs so that gets me out walking them. Then I take half a sleeping pill (zopiclone) for few days to get to sleep right away and break that 'head-hits-the-pillow-wide-awake' cycle. I find after that my sleeping pattern goes back to normal.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Try walking with a friend. You can walk and chat and feel better as a result. I try to do this 3 or 4 times a week. I have a dog too - a very good reason to walk. I usually work an hour a day. I used to have trouble sleeping. Sometimes l wake too early and that is annoying. It's the ruminating thoughts when waking early that are so destructive.

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi Kriss i AM THE SAME ! soon as I sit down I fall asleep what I have found out is that watching good box sets keep me invigorated and awake or keeping myself busy I have weird dreams are you still in a relationship and worried about that ? Jack x

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi,

What helps me to drop back into a healthier pattern, is to stay with people for a while which have a more structured routine than myself. I am not sure whether this is logistically possible for you right now with all the studies/exams going on.

But my sleeping can be seriously messed up, but staying with friends or family for a few days, ideally a week can break the nasty cycle and start the introduction of a more normal routine again.

Good luck...with the sleeping and studies!

posted over 3 years ago
A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes I don't sleep a lot I tried but I'm always thinking why my family don't really care for me today is my brothers 1 yr anniversary of his death my family members still have me blocked after a yr I went to the church on the June 42016 I live in Orlando Florida my brother lived in Massachusetts well not one person offer ed me a ride to the cemetery the parcon lot was filled with people I new all my life not one person came up to me and said sorry not one person offered me a ride I had my suitcase pulling it across the street anyways when I got home I told all of them consider me dead so they took it that's it my parents wouldn't want me treated like this anyways my life

posted over 3 years ago
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