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DocGabe

694d

I have a severe problem with falling asleep. I get so scared, and it ends up causing a panic attack almost every night. I get just awful night terrors that tear my awake hour to hour in the night. I hate it with all of my being and I want nothing more than for it to just stop. The meds the doctor gave me to help the terrors aren't working very well, it seems.

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    • Kai8946

      694d

      Have you ever tried a weighted blanket? I got one and it made the biggest difference in my nightmares and flashbacks. I can now stay calm and grounded despite whatever may go in during the night.

    • fuzzyrat

      693d

      i recommend a good sleeping medication the only thing that's helped me has been ambien

    • gravel.png

      693d

      Trazodone has helped me tremendously with your same issue. instead of little one hour sleeps I'm able to sleep through the night and it makes a huuge difference. prazosin is also helpful.

    • Deanna8

      693d

      I am taking the same medication as you for nightmares. For you, if it’s not working, you may need a higher dose. Some doctors may be hesitant because it is also a blood pressure medication, but if you can tolerate a higher dose, it may be worth it. I take 7 mgs at night, and the only time I have nightmares is if I forget my medicine or if I am sleeping in a strange place.

    • crocodilegold

      694d

      This happens almost nightly for my partner. You are not alone!

    • knivesoverspoons

      694d

      I can not recommend sleep headphones enough! It sounds like your anxiety amps up at night (same) and having something else playing in your head can really help redirect those thoughts. I like listening to a comedy podcast at night. There's also podcasts specifically for bedtime, like sleep with me!

    • Navina_Genie

      694d

      Have you tried self care? For me it helped me to relax. Depends on what you like to do but soaking in hot water helps me with the lights off and candles. Like a nighttime routine that gets your body used to shutting down at desired time. I’ve suffered from insomnia and that is the easiest way to relax is by pampering yourself in some way with dim light. Having lights off for a while before bedtime helps the mind to calm down. Let me know what you think about it?

    • Kai8946

      694d

      Have you ever tried a weighted blanket? I got one and it made the biggest difference in my nightmares and flashbacks. I can now stay calm and grounded despite whatever may go in during the night.

      • DocGabe

        694d

        @Kai8946 I'll have to give it a try tonight, sounds like a really good idea.

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