Hi, @ryman – good to hear from you. Glad you came here to share some of the changes and challenges you are going through right now.
One Connect group you may want to check out is the Sleep Health group. Two discussions in particular that come to mind are:
– About bad dreams https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/disturbing-detailed-dreams
– About waking up during a night's sleep https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/tired-of-waking-up-at-2am/
I'd like to bring in a few members to this conversation who may have some suggestions related to dealing with anxiety and depression, especially without medications; waking up intermittently during the night; and any breathing trouble at night, such as @johnbishop @parus @contentandwell @rachelanne @pearlbaby7 @mamacita @dandy.
Sounds like you've had bad experiences with anxiety and depression medications, @ryman. Is this with side effects you've experienced? When you mention trouble breathing, is this an allergic or asthmatic issue, or something else?