Insomnia and depression

Posted by Iraku @iraku, Jun 21, 2012

I have noticed after the anti-depressant kicks in my insomnia has been slowly increasing. I feel wide awake for some period and then becoming so tired and thought that I could sleep but then when the light is off and I just slowly back to becoming wide awake again. I usually unable to sleep around mid night, the usual hour that I can fall asleep will moving away from 3 am to later and later. No matter how I tried to tired myself out and go to bed at normal hour, it won’t happen. Please help!

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I am so happy to be here…..I have major issues getting enough sleep, and I do not want to take all these chemical or junk that they sell in the drug stores that just hurt my organs. I was spekaing to my sister 2 Saturdays ago and I found out that she has the same problems sleeping (at least she did)….she gave me a bottle of 5 stage sleep shot, all natural and OMG I finally slept all night. Just a thought check the web site I think they have free sample or something, http://www.5stagesleepshot.com

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@saralee

I am so happy to be here…..I have major issues getting enough sleep, and I do not want to take all these chemical or junk that they sell in the drug stores that just hurt my organs. I was spekaing to my sister 2 Saturdays ago and I found out that she has the same problems sleeping (at least she did)….she gave me a bottle of 5 stage sleep shot, all natural and OMG I finally slept all night. Just a thought check the web site I think they have free sample or something, http://www.5stagesleepshot.com

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Thank you Saralee for the info. I’m not sure if the product is available outside US.

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usually sleep ok but new job has me down. i come home so tired but feel used and then cant sleep when x 4 bed.

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@china

usually sleep ok but new job has me down. i come home so tired but feel used and then cant sleep when x 4 bed.

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Yeah the brain has been overloaded with too much going on when you have yourself in a new environment. It crashed just like computer 😛 …When that happened I’m trying to remember to breath deep and stay still….it works when I’m not too overwhelming with emotions. Hope you get better rest soon. 🙂

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@china

usually sleep ok but new job has me down. i come home so tired but feel used and then cant sleep when x 4 bed.

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morning my dear friend. My computer crashed too. Our brains get so get overloaded at times mine has gone into overdrive at the moment. How are you? Hugs Piglit

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@china

usually sleep ok but new job has me down. i come home so tired but feel used and then cant sleep when x 4 bed.

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Haha good one Piglit, I could imagine that you are overdriven by too much atm…I’m well, thanks. I hope for a better sleep last night but the calf muscle was in pain and woke me up a few times. Today I’m going to have a numeric speed test for future casual job…scares…it’s been a loooong time since the last data entry. hugs xoxo

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@china

usually sleep ok but new job has me down. i come home so tired but feel used and then cant sleep when x 4 bed.

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Good luck you will do amazingly well I have no doubts in your abilities. Let me know how things go and thanks for being such a dear friend Hugs x0x0

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@china

usually sleep ok but new job has me down. i come home so tired but feel used and then cant sleep when x 4 bed.

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You too are such a carer who always makes me feel loved. thank you my dear friend…xo

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@china

usually sleep ok but new job has me down. i come home so tired but feel used and then cant sleep when x 4 bed.

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hugs always xo

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My anxiety and depression tend to keep me awake, as has been a problem for nearly two years. Are there any ways to induce sleep without taking medications? I’ve tried baths and writing, even having some non-caffeinated tea before bedtime, but none of it seems to work. If there are any suggestions, I’d be glad to hear them!

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@underedwardstale2018

My anxiety and depression tend to keep me awake, as has been a problem for nearly two years. Are there any ways to induce sleep without taking medications? I’ve tried baths and writing, even having some non-caffeinated tea before bedtime, but none of it seems to work. If there are any suggestions, I’d be glad to hear them!

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Hi, @underedwardstale2018 — I am sure you must be frustrated with trying to get some sleep and having trouble doing so for nearly two years. What I’ve done here is to merge your post with a previous long, yet a bit older, thread on insomnia and depression, in hopes that some of the members might return and give you their insights on dealing with insomnia that is related to depression and anxiety.

I also think that @jimhd, @sandysandytoes14, @gailb, @coloradogirl, @panewdayphyl, @oldkarl and @amberpep may have some thoughts for you.

You might check out this thread on sleep hygiene to see if any of the tips there might help you: https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/sleep-hygine/bookmark/?ajax_hook=action&_wpnonce=986e905a25

Have you by chance mentioned this sleep issue to your doctor and mentioned you’d like some tips on self-care that would not involve medication?

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@underedwardstale2018

My anxiety and depression tend to keep me awake, as has been a problem for nearly two years. Are there any ways to induce sleep without taking medications? I’ve tried baths and writing, even having some non-caffeinated tea before bedtime, but none of it seems to work. If there are any suggestions, I’d be glad to hear them!

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Hi there underedwardstale2018 …. interesting name tag you have there. Actually, for me not being able to sleep, or falling asleep and waking in the middle of the night and not being able to go back to sleep, was a big symptom of serious depression ….. one of the hallmarks I believe. Aside from that, I have friends who take Melatonin (otc homeopathic) and have great success with that. But, I’d think about the depression part seriously. Take care of yourself.
Best wishes,
abby

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Thank you abby. As I said, I highly suspect that my depression had something to do with it. I’ll have to bring it up with my therapist and psychiatrist.

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@underedwardstale2018

My anxiety and depression tend to keep me awake, as has been a problem for nearly two years. Are there any ways to induce sleep without taking medications? I’ve tried baths and writing, even having some non-caffeinated tea before bedtime, but none of it seems to work. If there are any suggestions, I’d be glad to hear them!

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I haven’t mentioned that to my doctor actually, that is a good idea.

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@underedwardstale2018

My anxiety and depression tend to keep me awake, as has been a problem for nearly two years. Are there any ways to induce sleep without taking medications? I’ve tried baths and writing, even having some non-caffeinated tea before bedtime, but none of it seems to work. If there are any suggestions, I’d be glad to hear them!

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Sorry, wrong person.

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