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    Slept great finally #Sleep #Insomnia #SleepDeprivation

    Took the day off so that I wouldn’t be at the store I usually work at during inventory. So, just sitting home today. Glad I am….I slept 13 dang hours last night. I must have really needed the rest. It is crazy how some nights I can’t sleep a wink and then all of a sudden I sleep 13 hours in one night. But….I guess I shouldn’t complain. I definitely feel a bit better today. #Sarcoidosis #HypothyroidismUnderactiveThyroidDisease #PolycysticOvarySyndrome #MyalgicEncephalomyelitis #Insomnia #ChronicDepression #Anxiety

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    Quick Tip Thursday: Change Your Sleep Habits By Maintaining Your Diabetes Diet

    A high or low blood sugar level can keep you awake at night. Maintaining a diabetes diet that works for you could prevent your blood sugar levels from spiking and falling, making it easier for you to sleep better.

    #Diabetes #DiabetesType1 #DiabetesType2 #Diabetestype3 #lada #mody #prediabetes #GestationalDiabetes #JuvenileDiabetesType1 #ChronicIllness #AutoimmuneDisease #Lifestyle #Health #Sleep #SleepDeprivation #Support #SupportGroups #MightyTogether

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    My life has been - and is - a hot mess... and I'm lost

    I was diagnosed with bipolar 2 disorder in 2019, and today, after 1.5 months at a treatment facility, not only was I bumped up to bipolar 1, I was given a new diagnosis of having borderline personality disorder.

    I wasn't surprised about bipolar 1, but the BPD has put me in a tailspin. The more I've read and learned about BPD the more I am CERTAIN that I suffer from both disorders. From a logical standpoint, I am "on board" with these diagnoses as I can check off nearly every box on the giant lists of symptoms. Add in the ADHD and I am... a hot mess of a person.

    I'm now questioning my own thoughts and feelings - are they valid and true or are they some sort of warped reality that I'm living in... some imagined fantasy life. Have all of my life experiences with people been lies, bull$hit and untruth/fantasy? Have I lived a fake but utterly destructive life up to this point? Am I living it currently?

    Using logic, I understand who I am. But emotionally I don't know who I am anymore, and fear that my entire life has been filled with beliefs and destructive behaviors that *I created - every awful thing has been solely because of who I am.

    I'm having a really tough time with all of this. I feel like I'm a tornado of a person who destroys everything in sight... I don't know how to move forward.

    I'm worried I might have to once again leave my daughter at home without her Mom-Mom because I'll need to go back to the treatment facility. I'm becoming crippled with anxiety, paranoia, depression and shame.

    ANY advice or insight will be received with wide open arms and a grateful heart. Thank you for taking the time to read - it's been a long time since I've been on The Mighty and I'm so glad to be back ❤️

    #BPDDiagnosis #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #ADHD #Broken #help #Anxiety #SleepDeprivation #MentalHealth #CheckInWithMe #Shame #Spiraling #lost #Depression

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    What happened when I didn’t sleep for a week

    Let’s just start with a disclaimer, do not try this at home as not sleeping is extremely dangerous and I would not recommend it to anyone - friend or foe.

    I never intended not to sleep for a week, but as I later found out have Bipolar Disorder.

    In simplistic terms, Bipolar is known for its extreme mood swings that can range from really dark low depressive episodes to manic highs. Both phases come with their own sets of debilitating symptoms, but for each individual who lives with Bipolar their experience will be completely different.

    I know that for me, I never experienced any depression. For almost two years I lived through mania and even my mental health team could not believe at how poorly I had become. Not to mention my family and friends.

    Throughout this time period I had a constant decreased need for sleep and was spending obscene amounts of money online. Every day numbers of parcels would arrive at my door and in the end I could not keep up with the constant stream of returns needed to keep my bank account afloat. That’s without mentioning the fact that my room would just be full of unopened parcels sometimes as I was losing track of what I was ordering as it was mostly crap that I didn’t want or need to put it bluntly.

    So I’ve mentioned the decreased need for sleep that came with the mania I experienced in these two years leading up-to this week of complete insanity, and insomnia I can live with or I have learned to live with you might say, but not sleeping a wink is a total different kettle of fish.

    About a week before the last time I got hospitalised (for the fourth time in eighteen months) I stopped sleeping altogether. I stopped eating too, not intentionally - I just wasn’t hungry.

    I was already really poorly by this point, but this just was the tip of the iceberg and I simply deteriorated from there on out. I started hallucinating so vividly in the brightest of colours. My psychosis ran worsened day by day sometimes hour by hour. I was living in cuckoo land and despite my crazy, absurd hallucinations everything still seemed so real to me at the time. I can see now that I was living in the madness.

    At first I felt in total control. I thought it was part of my mission and that my hallucinations were part of a new feature or something, a bit like a spy. But most importantly, I thought I could manage it. But no one can manage psychosis without backup. Without outside help, and that usually includes lots of sleep, good food, medication and an outside environment. That was what I needed at the time because my psychosis was within the four walls of my house and so I needed to escape that environment. It has gotten to the point on the night before I was sectioned where I was seeing messages in the sky and the bricks of my house were closing in on me. It was amazing and terrifying at the same time.

    I can see why people who live with Bipolar don’t want to seek treatment as mania is totally euphoric but the thing is it impacts on every aspect of your life. I lost my job and my home because of this stuff and have lost many friends along the way due to lack of understanding. Now I am well I have got many things back but there are certain things I don’t want back because if people don’t want me at my worst then they don’t deserve me at mr best, and it’s as simple as that.

    My parents could see I was unwell and they were already on it and were calling for reinforcements but it’s not always as simple as that with the NHS, because truth be told I had been crying out for help in a certain sort of way for a lot longer before it had come to this.

    I could see holograms and orbs for days in the hospital even though I had been medicated, which just shows the power of sleep deprivation and what it can do to brain and thought.

    I understand why my hallucinations were there as I don’t think they are totally random. I think mine come from deep within my brain, like TV shows I had watched and recent news pieces I had read and just general thoughts and fears
    I had. That’s what I mean, imagine all of what’s inside your brain totally spluttered out into hallucinations and verbal diahharea and that’s what I went through for two years. And then the sleep deprivation just exacerbated that tenfold.

    I’m hoping that by talking about what I went through that this could help just one person. To me now this is just a memory and one that I hope I will never have to go through again as I am still recovering from it now. But with the right medication and treatment then I should be well on my way. #Bipolar #BipolarDisorder #Sleep #SleepDeprivation #order #Anxiety #MentalHealth

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    Exhausted

    I work early in the morning pretty much everyday this week and my c-ptsd night terrors have been so bad that I'm scared to sleep. I found it's a bit better with the lights on and music playing but it still takes a good 2 Hours to fall asleep. Only to wake up screaming. I'm running on hardly any sleep and I work 10 hour shifts. I've tried everything. Melatonin, I'm on a prescription sleep med currently, vitamins/minerals that aid in sleep, I'm in trauma based therapy that I have every single week, I tried so many night time routines, essential oils, exercise, meditation to fall asleep, reading, journaling before bed, I'm fresh out of ideas. I really really need some good quality sleep. #Insomnia #SleepDeprivation #CPTSD #Nightmares

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    #Insomnia #SleepDeprivation #Christian #Anxiety

    Well one good night of sleep 😴 Now a bad night of with little sleep 😅😭 Doh 😣 I think I need a sleepy time hammer 🔨 lol 😂

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    #SleepDeprivation #Insomnia #Anxiety #Christian #christiansonthemighty #OCD #ADHD #Autism

    Hello 👋 everyone. I’ve had bad sleeping habits for a long time. But lately I’m having even more trouble than normal. These past two nights have been really bad. I’m sleep deprived which increases my OCD, ADHD and, Autism and Tourette’s symptoms. Thankfully the Tourette’s only is manested by upper body twitches as my tick. But the other three are very crippling when I’m exhausted 🥱.

    Please be praying for me this makes all other concerns such as moving out in about a week, also completing some of the final bits of paperwork, and a time limit for finding a place,
    Coupled with also having to first move out with my parents then into another apartment or house is making me feel more than overwhelmed

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    Sleep, rest, nap....does MY HUMAN know any of these words? 🥱

    Same story, different night so it seems. It is now approximately 4:40 AM and she is still awake!!! What gives??? I previously joked about her being a vampire but I’m seriously considering it to be true 🧛‍♀️
    Advice anyone? I mean the least she could do is fix it so I don’t have an annoying glare from the TV, I mean c’mon now 😣

    #TheMighty #MightyPets #SleepDeprivation #Advice #Thinking #tobytyler #laurascardigno

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    What’s the funniest thing you’ve done when you couldn’t sleep?

    Some nights we lie in bed awake wishing we could just sleep, cycling through tips and tricks that are supposed to help, but other nights we resign to the fact that sleep just isn’t going to happen and it’s time to do something else.

    I want to hear about the times you’ve gotten up from sleeping to do something else.

    These are not the nights you pull up a movie on your phone nestled comfy in bed, but the nights where you get up to rearrange your room (yup, that’s me) or decide a midnight grocery run means the store will be empty and quick to navigate.

    Share your funniest story (or even one that sparks a good memory) in the comments!

    #Upallnight #funny #Humor #Insomnia #Anxiety #Sleep #SleepDeprivation #SleepDisorders #Painsomnia