Does anyone else’s depersonalization get worse at night? If so, how do you cope with it?
Mine is worse in the morning. But what I’ve found helpful is to not fight it. Instead of saying to myself “ahhh I need to feel like myself! I need to feel in my body!” I just tell myself “this is just how I’m feeling. There’s no fighting it right now.” What makes it worse is focusing on how fuckin bizarre it feels. So (easier said than done) I have activities I do when it happens. I make mushroom soup or look up an easy leg exercise on YouTube.
Thanks I’m gonna try that!! ❤️
yep for me it’s worse at night! especially when i start to get tired. as hard as it can be i just try my best to do exactly that ^ allow myself to just feel it and be like okay i feel like this right now, and i’ll feel better later. i do a yoga routine, watch something comforting, play a game, or read. i’ll try my best to sleep, but if that’s hard to come by just really distract your mind and be kind to yourself.
I fall asleep listening to music that is peaceful and makes me be ok with being a person lol🙏 and also sometimes I hug myself and listen to bird sounds and if all else fails turn the lights back on and fall asleep to a comforting show
Mine doesn't get worse in the mornings or at night its like a constant thing through out the whole day, unless I'm sitting down then it doesn't really happen much. The thing I tell myself when it does happen is "You're here this is real" then I look around my room naming off some things. The other thing that kinda helps me please don't think I'm crazy🙁 but if I'm doing something I'll talk to myself or just talk out loud about whatever I'm doing and it actually helps
Oh and I forgot I definitely listen to music I don't go a day without having my headphones in it just helps a lot
Thanks guys! This is helpful ❤️
Oof i feel this. I have a sleep disorder probably related to my ptsd and nighttime really triggers me. I think my sleep issues and dp/dr are somehow related. I've yet to figure it all out, but I noticed for me it helps to make sure I don't have to wake up at night, so I stop drinking like an hour before bed, make myself go to the bathroom a couple times, make sure i feel safe . When I wake up I stay in bed for an hour and look at my phone till I feel grounded enough to get up.
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