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mayy

686d

just recently found out that my insomnia is like almost completely location based after my therapist told me to not sleep in my room. turns out i am just unable to sleep in MY room because of too many traumatic experiences in the same place. so i’ve been sleeping on the couch and i feel asleep within an hour or 2 for the past week or so. so i don’t even know if my insomnia diagnosis is even accurate anymore because i can sleep fine on my couch. has anyone had any similar experiences like this?? is insomnia only in specific places a thing?? because it is for me lol

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    • mayy

      683d

      @loveshespoke i told my best friend about this situation and they said the same thing and they also offered to help me completely change my room so i think that’s gonna happen soon:)))

    • loveshespoke

      684d

      I've had similar issues, and the couch is a great temporary solution, but if possible, this could be a great opportunity to change up the vibe in your room! Rearrange, paint if you can, make it newly yours, get something from each person who loves you to have in your room so they're there with you always.

      • mayy

        683d

        @loveshespoke i told my best friend about this situation and they said the same thing and they also offered to help me completely change my room so i think that’s gonna happen soon:)))

    • Lexi16

      684d

      I really struggle to fall asleep when there is no one around, but when I have my friends I tend to fall asleep in about an hour. Not entirely the same as what you are experiencing but kinda similar

      • mayy

        684d

        @Lexi16 yes i also can fall asleep way faster than on the couch if i’m with my mom, having my mom or a friend with me helps like a lot to fall asleep faster

    • anemone

      686d

      insomnia can be related to a number of factors, post-traumatic stress is absolutely one of them. one to two hours is also still a pretty long time to fall asleep ::v obviously do what helps and what's better, but i believe the average time to fall asleep is about 15 minutes, in absence of sleep issues? i'd also say that just because you found something to alleviate symptoms doesn't mean you don't have the disorder anymore. like, learning and applying dbt doesn't mean the borderline is gone, i'd say it's the same here

      • mayy

        686d

        @anemone thank you so much, that makes a lot more sense

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