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Dear ladies, restless nights are a frequent topic here, and I suffer from bad sleep to. Can we discuss what exactly it is?
I was always a great sleeper, and a good sleep was my solution for everything.
In peri, namely last two years I felt very sleepy. I was asleep during the day, went to bed early. Not a pleasant thing, but I SLEPT.
But this year my sleep pattern changed, and not for good.
First strange dreams appeared. Very realistic, and I woke up in confusion where I am exactly.
I woke- very unusually for me- early morning, energetic, ready for the day.
Then my periods began to change... and my sleep too.
Since summer I wake up low, depressed, anxious. Still early morning, in the dark. I need coffee and shower to get ready for the day. Sometimes low mood and anxiety due to my dreams persist until afternoon.
My dreams are not real nightmare, but very realistic- about travels, strange cities, me being in a strange land, in a war zone, etc.
The worst came during fall.
When falling asleep I have every night, only the intensity differ, the scary whoosh feeling/sound in my head. Sometimes also around my upper torso or abdomen. It wakes me up, I am scared, heart beating, palms sweating. Feel like headache is coming. This repeats 3-4 times, usually lessens in intensity, then I finally sleep. Sometimes it goes with jerks in my legs.
Not finished yet:
I awake up 3-4times at night. Again I wake up with a jerk and whoosh feeling. As if my body and mind could not decide between sleep and waking.
And a night grand finale, night sweats! It comes very early morning. My bedroom is 15°C now, at night even less, but I wake up hot, burning, sweating over my body, face and scalp. Terrible anxiety, fears, panick, heart palpitations follow. I try to fall asleep, and if I am lucky I wake up with a jerk and doom and gloom feeling that lifts later, if I am not, my day is spoiled with terrible anxiety.
I do not take hrt or other pills. I take iron, and I started with very moderate magnesium, C, B supplements. I walk, do sports, started with meditations last week.
And I am really fed up with my bad sleep.
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