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Is this a sleep disorder?

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  • Posted By: ericdavincy
  • March 17, 2007
  • 09:59 AM

I've had this problem in the past and it's recently resurfaced: I can't fall asleep. Whenever I drift into the first stage of sleep my body wakes me up. Sometimes it's a pop of light. Monday: I was eating and stabbed myself with a fork, Tuesday I kept falling, Wednesday I had a bug crawling on my arm, it's always something, and it happens throughout the night. I'm getting ready for a trip and I’m thinking it could be underlying stress. It's horrible though when it goes on all night, it's also very scary, having your body automatically wake you up whenever you begin to fall asleep. How about taking any medicine. Will it work n give me the sleep that I want.

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  • That is definitely stress. That's common when the body - all your underlying subconscious concerns - is not fully at ease. It will pass! But if u still facing the problem then instead of taking medicine go for Dermasleep patch its drug free and contains components that induces sound sleep and diminish stress and tension, allowing you to sleep peacefully with ease. One of my friends is using that product. You may also concern your doctor before using it. I hope it will solve your problemSleep Tight.
    corey_winslet 3 Replies Flag this Response
  • i agree, it is definately stress, especially with the trip coming soon. Sleep meds will help, provided you can wake up alert after they wear off and not lose function in the AM. I suggest bypassing the drugs untill you try a more congnitative approach. If, as you said, you think this problem was brought on by your upcoming trip, then approach those fears. It could be a fear of flying, driving, boating, etc. Or it might be a fear of the unknown place you're going. Or it might be a latent distrust issue with the person you're traveling with. Or it mught be general anxiety about your belief in yourself and you ability (financially, socially, emotionally) to enjoy the adventure ahead. Are you afraid you might screw it up somehow? (with money, plans falling through, issues with your companion, bad luck in a strange place...) anxiety dreams come from a subconscious (and naggy) Jimminy Cricket trying to warn you that something's not right. Figure out what exactly you haven't been able to cross off in you travel check book and then we can figure out how to overcome that obstacle to make your trip smooth and sastifactory.:)
    sugaree401 2 Replies Flag this Response
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