Lack of sleep?

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Lack of sleep?

Postby SwervingCentaur » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:20 am

Does anyone that has Dyspraxia ever suffered from night terrors, insomnia and hallucinations?

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Re: Lack of sleep?

Postby Tom fod » Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:09 am

Hi you may be relieved to learn night terrors have been mentioned by others here in the past

In 2013
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=3055&p=22918&hilit=Terrors#p22918

and in 2007
viewtopic.php?f=4&t=618&p=6426&hilit=Terrors#p6426

There is likely a higher incidence of insomnia as we think more actively and may struggle to switch off and enter the necessary state of relaxation to enable restful sleep.

Sorry I cannot offer an expert view here.
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Re: Lack of sleep?

Postby allesandro » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:40 pm

Yes, I have something called REM sleep disorder. On several occasions i have actually destroyed my bedroom during the night as well as an expensive pair of eye glasses.

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Re: Lack of sleep?

Postby Dreamer » Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:33 pm

I think I had like last year insomnia . I cannot sleep almost 2 weeks. It was horrible experience when you have to work but you are not fresh. Recently I have it sutendly wake up in middle of the night. I have trouble to fall to sleep again. I get so many thoughts at my head and I cannot stop them. It's quiet to get sleep but still I done feel so horrible like when I had proper insomnia.

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Re: Lack of sleep?

Postby allesandro » Sun Apr 22, 2018 4:51 pm

I find this fascinating because I never knew what this was about before reading about it here. I even went to the sleep disorder center of a major university with no help or insight. all they did was try to schedule me for another sleep study which takes two days and which entails hooking you up to a host of leads and electrodes and then putting you on camera and telling you to sleep while they record you. the obvious question would be, if I can't sleep anyway, how do you ever expect me to sleep hooked up like this and while on camera??? no one ever answers you, so I decided that going through this once was more than enough. they claim it is caused by sleep apnea and that correcting the sleep apnea, corrects the night terrors. It sounds like nonsense to me.

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Re: Lack of sleep?

Postby Dreamer » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:56 pm

That's really sounds weird. A day this happen during the day or it was at night when is nature for human to sleep. When I have actually insomnia and I cannot really sleep at all. I have feelings at the day. Like I am living in my personal hallucinations. It was really weird.

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Re: Lack of sleep?

Postby Dyspraxic mac » Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:43 pm

I have had all 3 all my life and because of this have ended up addicted to sleeping tablets its the only way i can get some rest nice to know im not the only one though lol

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Re: Lack of sleep?

Postby Chrido81 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 9:23 pm

Insomnia is a big one for me.

I think it's stress that causes it, perhaps a little compulsive behaviour - "I must have a few more games, I am not gratified."

I've woken up not able to sleep unless I processed a few dozen photos. Even though it was 3AM.

Thinking about it, it is probably an instant gratification issue. But it causes tiredness and stress. Which in turn causes issues at work. So we look for more gratification outside of work.

And so the pattern repeats.

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Re: Lack of sleep?

Postby RedRevolver » Thu May 17, 2018 11:58 pm

Yeah, I've been prone to it off and on, but I manage to sleep enough that I've never really considered it insomnia until the past few months were it's all progressed to nightmares and an inability to fall asleep without waking myself up first.

I've started taking trazodone to try nad help.


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