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How do I get some sleep?

Sleep Health | Last Active: Mar 23, 2013 | Replies (63)

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Hi there, I am a therapist, with a M.A. in counseling psychology. I am concerned about you!
Please find a therapist that you feel comfortable with. I suggest you find someone who practices solution focused brief therapy, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
This can give you a goal, and be very helpful.
I have periods of very little to no sleep about three times a month. And usually have a difficult time getting to sleep. I sympathize with you, it is difficult to function like that! I can’t take sleep aids because I also have sleep apnea. If I stop breathing I might not start up again because sleep aids and narcotics decrease breathing function. Have you ever been checked for sleep apnea, or had a sleep study done? I used to wake up every 20 minutes or so. Turns out I wasn’t breathing, and that contributed to heart failure.
Now it’s gotten better but I can’t tolerate the breathing devices.
Do you take naps? I know that if I’m up all night, I can’t function past around 5pm, I have to nap.
My teen son has bouts of RLS, and I know how difficult that can be. Has you doc ever prescribed dopamine? Your sleep problems are definitely affecting your life. See a neurologist for your RLS.
If you are feeling suicidal, please call a suicide prevention hotline. I’ll try to post a # here, but it might not work. 1-800-273-TALK (If this # doesn’t post. please look up the # for your local or a national hotline!!!

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Hi back, I actually got 4 hours sleep last night so today I’m o,k I’ve been in and out of therapy all my life and have try’d all the different types and drugs. I did have a sleep study done and they said I have positional apnea They also think my nose has a lot to do w/ it. I have a bent septum (forgive my spelling) and weak nostrils. They want to straighten my nose and put cartilige in to keep my nostrils from colapsing. But medicare won’t pay for the second part. So I’m stuck there. In the last couple of years I’ve noticed a major personality shift in me. I think everything is tied together and I need to find out what it is. I’ve had MRIs and CTs but they come up normal,but I know in my heart that something is going on. Do you have any idea where else I can turn?

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