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    Quick Tip Thursday: Can’t Sleep? Add Protein!

    Choose high-quality protein sources, such as chicken, eggs, and seafood. Protein can help you sleep better and manage your blood sugar levels more effectively throughout the day. It is always a good idea to seek medical clearance before making any dietary changes.

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

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    Nighttime Anxiety and the Start of a Depressive Spiral?

    Nighttime wasn't a good time for me growing up because that's when a majority of the #SexualAbuse occurred. So I guess it makes sense to feel a sense of anxiety and apprehension before going to bed. My #PTSD also interferes with my sleep habits. Not to mention that I typically get up early any way. The nightmares and flashbacks that wake me up prevent me from feeling relaxed. I am on medication for the nightmares but they still happen. Also having #BipolarDisorder complicates my sleep cycle. When I'm manic I can't and don't want to sleep. When I'm depressed, that's all I want to do. I can't tell yet if I'm going into a depressed episode but so far I've had no energy and have been sleeping a lot more. I feel somewhat sad and down but not as bad as usual. Maybe I can work my way out of it before it gets worse. My fear is that I'll emotionally spiral which I try to prevent. Trauma memories lead to crying spells or they'll upset my #BorderlinePersonalityDisorder which causes me to overreact anyways. Living with three mental illnesses is absolutely draining. And it seems like all the therapy and medication can't control them sometimes. What can I do to better manage my mental health and get better sleep? I appreciate all of you and hope things are going well. I believe in you so thanks for believing in me. Stay safe and reach out for help if you need to.

    #Abuse #Survivor #Sleep #Nightmares #Flashbacks #Emotions

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    I have suffering form anxiety , form small thing I tense and palms get sweat, I couldn't lead complete lfe with my family and at work as well, I have consulted various drs and I fed up with medication side-effects, the thing more troubling insomnia...onceI get in to bed, rumination will happen and get out the bed, eat some junk food then sleep very late, this is badly affecting my day productivity.#Insomnia #palms sweat

    #Sleep #PanicAttacks #anger

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    True or False: I have trouble falling or staying asleep at night.

    👋 Raise your hand if you have difficulty sleeping.

    (Don’t worry, I’m right there with you.)

    Whether it’s excessive worrying, graphic nightmares, hyperarousal, or general insomnia, there are a lot of ways our sleep can easily be disturbed. And these disturbances lead to poorer quality sleep, including disruptions to our REM sleep, which is where a good chunk of emotional memory processing occurs (aka our lack of good, deep sleep can affect our ability to process trauma).

    Unfortunately, sleep problems are part and parcel of PTSD. And fortunately/unfortunately, there’s a lot of information out there — some more helpful than others — about how to get a better night’s sleep.

    I’ve personally gotten the most help from seeking professional mental health treatment. Am I the best at actually making the lifestyle changes that they know and I know will ultimately help me? Absolutely not, but the things I have tried have made a huge difference.

    What about you? How’s your sleep going?

    #PTSD #CPTSD #Trauma #Insomnia #Sleep #Nightmares

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    I hate insomnia because it suck all the energy up.
    During the day, when I'd like to do my stuff, I feel like avoiding any place where I could lay down on; because, if I surrender, the tiredeness is gonna have me and then I usually just become more and more depressed.
    I think I should stand up, then, and do something, if that's what I want, but there is no energy to; and this makes me sad.
    I'm craving for some restful oblivion.

    Any tip?

    #Insomnia #tireness #SleepDeprivation #Energy #sleepdisorder #Sleep #tired

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    Last Night!

    Last night was tough. I went to bed late because I just had so much nighttime energy. Wasn’t able to fall asleep and now feel like I’m into a cycle of sleeplessness. I wish I could get this regulated. How are you coping? Post your experience and share.

    #Sleep #SleepDeprivation #SleepDisorders

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    I hope those of us that need #Sleep get plenty & that we awaken to a #Kind & #meerciful #TOMORROW . . I must #rest now, & #HOPEFULLY get some descent sleep in a few hours.🙋

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    || first post here! ||

    Hi! Cecilia, I'm new to the group 😊

    I struggle with nightmares and several awakes during the night, also usually having a hard time falling asleep (and falling asleep again).
    It's been some years I've been struggling with severe thirst (some sort of dehydration, but the causes are still unknown) which worsen the nightmares and makes it more difficult for me to sleep for a decent amount of time and/or sleep it well.

    There's also my last post on my profile explaing parts of this: didn't want to copy it and paste it ~

    To anyone willing to talk and share, I'm here!

    #SleepDeprivation #Insomnia #poorsleep #badconcentration #Nightmares #dreams #Sleep #thirst #Fear #Paranoia #Awake

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    Nightmares and sleep deprivation

    When I was a child, I've always had troubles falling asleep. Because my mind was fully awake, when very young, but then mostly because of stuff I was deadly afraid of. When I managed to, I had very vivid nightmares and used to wake up a lot during the night, having troubles falling asleep again.

    Each time I got in bed, I started trying not to fall asleep, because bad things would have occured if I wasn't there awake and aware, in order to acknowledge anything that was happening in the house.

    I now fall asleep more easily, but I remember having only one nice dream; each night I have at least one nightmare, usually up to many more.

    The nightmares are generally about threats or issues I should escape safe from or disturbing stuff in general. They're very long and articulated, implying plots and including a lot of details.

    When I wake up, if my attention isn't suddenly drawn to something else, the dreams usually follow me during the day and it takes a big part of it for them and their effects to vanish away.

    If there's anyone interested in sharing some thoughts about this, I'd be happy to.

    It can be very stressful and I haven't slept well in ages. I'd like to find a key to understand this or simply tips to try and see if they could help me.

    Anyone who can relate?

    #Nightmares #SleepDeprivation #Sleep #sleeppattern #sleepissue #Insomnia #Paranoia #threats #dreams #fallingasleep #thirst #Stress #overthinking #worstcasescenarios #Fear #sleepdisorder #OCD #Anxiety #Obsession #Death #obsessivethoughts

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    Scampy McScampFace’s Scamp Life

    Confidence is the preference for Scampy McScampface, a habitual voyeur of what is known as—Scamp Life!

    After Scamp has been rudely awakened he gets some exercise (in the country). At around 2pm, upon their return, Scamp and Little Brofur have their treats. Then, with full bellies they have their naps. So far, so good, cause I like to nap around then too. It gives me an enermous sense of well-being, know what I mean?


    A certain Scamp decides anywhere between 2-3pm onwards that he is feeling more awake; ergo it must dinner time—which unfortunately for him; is 4pm sharp. Thus begins “The Dance of The Scampy McScampface”… only far less sugar plum fairy like, and a bit more hippo 🦛

    Scamp starts off his dance in first position; which is to vigorously wag his tail at me while making engaging huffy noises. Second position involves rubbing himself up against my legs that go hand-in-hand with snorts and borks; ad libbed at his descretion. My job is to be a Tender participant in this elaborate jouer à joue which is the Duke’s ritualist way of conveying “I am awake; therefore I eat” (incidentally he is also a big fan of the pork life 😋)

    It all culminates in a pas de burrées of sorts with him launching himself into my lap, then looking up at me with his Scampy McScampFace full hope, of which I managed to catch a non Blur-ry picture today.

    I’m also pleased to confirm that Scampy McScampFace ate his dinner so he’s far less of a Beetlebum… for the next few hours at least 😆

    #Dogs #MightyPets #DistractMe #Laugh #funny #Fun #LifelimitingIllness #ChasingLife #TheDisabledLife #WhatWeLoveMostAboutLife #scamplife #MightyMusic #Music #Blur #Sleep #SleepDisorders #Insomnia

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