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New Symptoms

How does a person know if they should consult a doctor about new aches. Last night I had pain right from my neck to the tips of my fingers on my left side including some of my ribs. My heart has been thoroughly checked and it is healthy .#heart #Sleep #Fibromyalgia #Pain

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Can't sleep

What are your tips for sleeping? I'm too warm & craving nicotine which doesn't help. I'm restless, overthinking, can't get thru to helpline. Doesn't help I've got a meetup tomorrow I might not go to. #anxious #Sleep

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Depression Continues and It Never Ends

I had some success beating back depression and having better sleep (see previous post). But just as I succeed in taking steps to recovery, I slid back today. I took a long nap for no reason other than, “why not?” I had no reason to nap for so long or at all. Just none.

Am I wishing I was dead? Are all these oversleeps and long naps a form of suicidality? Just wishing I could close my eyes and the world would go away?

I want this to stop. I want to live my life! I have to live my life. What can I do to stop sleeping and shutting the world out?!
#BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression #Sleep #oversleeping #suicidality #Willtolive #despair #DepressionNaps #MajorDepression

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The importance of rest #Depression #Anxiety #Hope #Relationships #Sleep #MentalHealth

I am slowly starting to learn the importance of rest. I have long associated the idea of rest with just sleep. Sleep is a long held battleground for me which I am starting to get breakthrough in. Sometimes.

I am starting to realise that rest is much more than sleep. It’s taking time to get outside and experience nature. It’s getting quiet on the inside. It’s not letting my mind get ahead of itself.

What rest tips can you share with us?

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#Depression is Holding My Life Prisoner

As someone with Bipolar I, I struggle with depression on and off through the years. But this year has been really difficult. Too many late nights and sleeping-ins. Feeling like a ghost or a zombie, not sure who I am or where my life was going. My life hit a rut and I wasn’t sure what to do next. I also kept focusing on my family and all the emotional and mental abuse they have, and still do, put me through.

In late April, I began to do some soul-searching and asking myself deep questions to get out of this rut. It’s been working, but the depression continued. Constant sleep and napping. It’s been a form of escapism, comfort, and avoidance.

Earlier this month, I had some financial problems which led to all these panic attacks that made me nap from exhaustion, fear, and to calm myself down. I struggled to get out of bed from all the anxiety I had and problems I had to face. I’ve gotten out of bed at 1pm or 2pm. My days end at either 2am or 3am. Yes, I’m a night owl but this is too much and too late even for me.

These days, it’s clear I’m going through depression. I just can’t go to bed early and I sleep far too late. I feel empty. I know I need to focus my emotional pain elsewhere, and that’s a step I’m taking. I’m also going to aim for 1am to go to bed. No more super late nights. Get going.

I have a life to live. I have things to do and accomplish. I need to live. #BipolarDisorder #Bipolar1Disorder #BipolarDepression #Sleep #SleepDisorders

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When depression and anxiety make me feel liking giving up.

Hi everyone! I often read posts on The Mighty and appreciate them all, but I don't often actively interact or post my own stories. Today I'm, for the first time feeling so hopeless and helpless that I'm thinking that not existing at all is a serious option. While I've denied having passive suicidal ideations, I'm pretty sure that is what I'm experiencing. I've dealt pretty effectively with all the things that get me down, but I contemplate my extreme financial strains, lack of an in-person support network, facing my rent going up, and wondering how in the world I'm going to take care of needed car repairs, having enough food (since my benefits were cut from $280 to $71 per month), and dealing with extreme feelings of isolation...I'm for the first time thinking ceasing to exist is an option. And I'm scared. I'm sixty-eight years old, barely living on SS income, and feeling completely isolated and alone...and I just don't know how to handle it.

I've been prescribed an antidepressant, which I will begin taking today...but that isn't helping my feelings of desperation and anger that our systems are so broken, or that there is little help for so many of us. Trying to deal with the red tape and confusing process to apply for subsidized housing...and then seeing just how long it may take to get anywhere with that...with extensive waitlist times and how overwhelmed the system is, is just adding to my current state of not knowing what to do, or how much longer I can keep up any semblance of a happy face or keep my anger and frustration from spilling over into every aspect of my life.

I've even been considering admitting myself into a hospital for help to get me through this...but that is a bit horrifying all by itself. What does one do when help seems so out of reach and so complicated to acquire? I'm seeing a psychiatrist...which is helpful, and my medication doctor (who I have to go through for medication help) seems coldly distant and often unhelpful...which doesn't deal with or help my daily feelings of hopelessness and helplessness when I'm by myself and alone with my thoughts and frustrations. Any advice from the community will be much appreciated.#Depression #Anxiety #hopelessness #helplessness #Sleep #Loss #Isolation #Pain

Thank you!


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Why zopiclone for use anxiety

Zopiclone is a medication that belongs to the class of drugs known as sedative-hypnotics. It is primarily used to treat #anxiety, a sleep disorder characterized by difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing poor-quality sleep. Zopiclone helps to induce #Sleep and is commonly prescribed for short-term use, generally for two to four weeks.

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Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: Unlocking the Path to Productivity and Self-Care

In the fast-paced world we live in, it's no surprise that many individuals find themselves caught up in the whirlwind of daily responsibilities, leaving little time for self-care and relaxation.

One phenomenon that has gained significant attention recently is revenge bedtime procrastination. This peculiar behavior occurs when individuals deliberately delay their bedtime to reclaim a sense of control over their personal time, often at the expense of much-needed rest. In this article, we delve into the intricacies of revenge bedtime procrastination, its potential impact on well-being, and strategies to overcome this detrimental habit.

Understanding Revenge Bedtime Procrastination

Revenge bedtime #Procrastination is a term coined to describe the act of intentionally staying up late despite feeling tired. It's a response to the desire to regain a sense of freedom and autonomy over one's own time after a day consumed by obligations and responsibilities. While it may seem counterintuitive to sacrifice sleep, revenge bedtime procrastination provides individuals with a fleeting opportunity to engage in activities they enjoy without external demands.

The Negative Consequences

Although revenge bedtime procrastination offers a short-lived sense of freedom, it can have severe repercussions on both physical and mental well-being. Lack of sleep, as a result of staying up late, can lead to a myriad of health issues, including fatigue, reduced cognitive function, impaired concentration, weakened immune system, and increased risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease and diabetes. Additionally, the constant cycle of sleep deprivation can contribute to heightened stress levels, anxiety, and even depression.

Breaking Free from Revenge Bedtime Procrastination

Recognizing the detrimental effects of revenge bedtime procrastination is the first step toward reclaiming control over your sleep routine. Here are some effective strategies to help you break free from this habit:

Prioritize Self-Care: Understand that self-care is not a luxury but a necessity for your overall well-being. Make a conscious effort to allocate time for activities that rejuvenate your mind and body. Establish a Bedtime Routine: Set a consistent bedtime and create a relaxing routine leading up to it. This can include activities such as reading, taking a warm bath, practicing mindfulness, or listening to calming music. By following a routine, your body will learn to associate these activities with sleep, making it easier to unwind and fall asleep faster. Create a Digital Detox: The blue light emitted by electronic devices interferes with our body's natural sleep-wake cycle. Limit your exposure to screens, especially in the hours leading up to bedtime. Instead, engage in calming activities that promote relaxation and prepare your mind for sleep. Manage Your Time Wisely: One of the underlying causes of revenge bedtime procrastination is poor time management. Prioritize your tasks, set realistic goals, and establish boundaries to ensure you have ample time for both responsibilities and leisure activities. This will help you regain a sense of control over your daily routine. Seek Support: Breaking habits can be challenging, but it's easier when you have a support system. Reach out to friends, family, or even consider joining a support group where you can share experiences and strategies for overcoming revenge bedtime procrastination. Learn more about revenge sleep procrastination:

#Wellbeing #Sleep #SleepBetter #Productivity

Revenge Bedtime Procrastination: Fix Your Sleep

Revenge bedtime procrastination, also known as revenge sleep procrastination, is the intentional decision to put off going to bed to enjoy some free time.

Foot cramps

#cramps #musclespasm #Sleep

I’m new here. I don’t have an official hEDS diagnosis, but I have three specialists who believe I have it. I don’t care if it’s diagnosed, as long as I get appropriate treatment.

Every night I have several painful cramps in my feet. They start when I relax and try to go to sleep, which makes me have trouble relaxing. I tried muscle relaxers and tonic water, as per doctor, but it doesn’t help. I just had an “aha” moment: maybe these spasms are caused by subluxations.

Has anyone else had this problem, and has any strategy to ameliorate the symptoms worked?

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