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!

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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@roxie43

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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Hi iraku have u tried some form of exercise or meditation that helps sometimes. Keep the faith. Jodi

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@roxie43

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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Hi Jodi, I did some meditation…with the exercise right now my body isn’t recovered from the fatigue well enough to do much so that’s doesn’t help. It works fine when the insomnia isn’t get to its peak. Once that hits the scale nothing I could do to get to sleep. Thank you for your reply. πŸ™‚

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@roxie43

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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Hi Roxie, it takes an extreme case of helplessness for me to really feel that I should get some attention. Regarding the pills…oh my …I am now start to get used to Tamaze and that’s quite severe. This new local doctor wrote me Circadin which is melatonin formulate, I took it for the first time last night and it works well. I don’t know how long it will last but I’m trying to help the med by stick with a healthy lifestyle … I believe there’s a direct relation to my abused history I told the doctor that too. He also will get me some helps with snoring. I snore myself awake, last night even with the pill I woke up a few time in the morning from it.

Thanks so much for the reply, hugs.
xo

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@roxie43

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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Hi iraku how are you feeling a little better I hope with a more restful night Hugs Annie

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@bettyann

Hi Iraku,
Is there a possibility you could take your anti-depressant at a different time? Maybe talk to your doctor about this.
Its true, like PIglet said, try not to ‘worry’ about it … the more you do, the worse it will get. I’ve gone through this, too, and LIVED through it!! πŸ™‚ People go through this without taking anti depressants.
There are times when I just plain had to Let It All Go… I keep a radio at my bedside (usually listen to Coast to Coast…which here in Denver, goes on from 10PM to 3AM…that distracts my mind, because ‘soft soothing music’ just doesn’t work!
I have had ‘sleep problems’ for years. I do ok with just 6 hrs of sleep a night… everyone is different. I use 1/2 tab of Unisom or Benedryl every nite…and usually go to bed at 11PM. But I am retired, so its all ok… I know if you have a daytime job its different. We are all different in our needs for sleep. You will be OK! πŸ™‚
The more you move about, and get some exercise, the better you sleep. Anyway, that is my experience.

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Hi Bettyann, thank you for all the care and advice. It’s good to be reminded of all simple things from time to time. πŸ™‚

I am on the changing of medication process. I’m taking another step down before the new med replacing. The doctor I saw yesterday gave me Circadin and I’ll see how it goes. I’m about to get out and take a long walk for today exercise. Being on anti-depressant helps, I actually see the different. It’s the first time in my life to feel that when I have no depression …this is it. I want to be free from the anti-depressant in the future but for now I will need it …

Glad to see you again. πŸ™‚
Araya

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@roxie43

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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Yup much nicer when the sleep is on … but my body was aching all over this morning after the good rest. I’m taking it a little slow and make sure I can sleep every night. hugs xo

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@roxie43

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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Good news will keep you in my thoughts and prayers that it continues for you my dear friend Hugs Annie x0

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@roxie43

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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Hi. Iraku any sleep last night been thinking of u. Jodi

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@bettyann

Hi Iraku,
Is there a possibility you could take your anti-depressant at a different time? Maybe talk to your doctor about this.
Its true, like PIglet said, try not to ‘worry’ about it … the more you do, the worse it will get. I’ve gone through this, too, and LIVED through it!! πŸ™‚ People go through this without taking anti depressants.
There are times when I just plain had to Let It All Go… I keep a radio at my bedside (usually listen to Coast to Coast…which here in Denver, goes on from 10PM to 3AM…that distracts my mind, because ‘soft soothing music’ just doesn’t work!
I have had ‘sleep problems’ for years. I do ok with just 6 hrs of sleep a night… everyone is different. I use 1/2 tab of Unisom or Benedryl every nite…and usually go to bed at 11PM. But I am retired, so its all ok… I know if you have a daytime job its different. We are all different in our needs for sleep. You will be OK! πŸ™‚
The more you move about, and get some exercise, the better you sleep. Anyway, that is my experience.

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Sounds like a whole of GOOD THINGS are happening for you! Yay!! With your determination (which you have!) I know the right thing will happen at the right time! πŸ™‚ Somehow it will all fall into place. (and thank you πŸ™‚

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@roxie43

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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Hi Jodi, the first night with medication was great as I really needed that. The second night was a little harder but still quite acceptable I don’t need to try to sleep but I still dreaming that I tried to wake up but I can’t. It might be the snoring tried to wake me up. πŸ˜›

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@roxie43

Hi Iraku,
You are not alone. I have had insomnia for year’s and it’s not fun. It gets even worse when the depression gets worse and although I have been prescribed sleep medications none of them really work. Lately, I have been taking daily walks to try to tire myself out but I go to bed and wake up thinking of the events of this past year and no matter how tired I feel I still wake up during the night. I don’t know what it’s like to have uninterupted sleep.. I wish I could.
I am proud of you for posting your own discussion! It’s a very good topic.
Hugs,
Rox

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Hi iraku at least your getting a little more rest than you did

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