does anyone here have sleep issues?

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does anyone here have sleep issues?

Post by allesandro » Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:52 am

I have heard that dyspraxics commonly have sleep issues but don't know why. Has anyone here been through a prolonged period of insomnia that they were able to overcome? If so, how did you do it?

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Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

Post by RedRevolver » Mon Jul 09, 2018 6:26 pm

Yes, and no. Sorry.

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Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

Post by Tom fod » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:12 pm

I find for me it's my difficulty in shutting down my active thought processes in order to relax sufficiently to sleep.

Probably avoiding electronic devices and reading an old fashioned book' having a set routine could help.
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Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

Post by allesandro » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:22 pm

Thanks. I'm trying.

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Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

Post by lubellasquee » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 pm

Yes I have done since I was really young.
I used to struggle waking up in the morning because I would be up for ages.
I also had a stage of sitting in my hallway in the night to read a book because I couldn’t switch off.

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Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

Post by allesandro » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:18 am

That's exactly the problem--I can't switch off. Thanks

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Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

Post by SwervingCentaur » Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:17 pm

I suffer from night terrors and hallucinations, so I do have sleep issues.

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Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

Post by allesandro » Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:13 pm

I as well; however, I 've not had an episode of that since last year at this time.

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Re: does anyone here have sleep issues?

Post by Monique » Sun Jul 15, 2018 5:24 pm

I struggle getting to sleep, normally takes about 2 hours before I finally drift off.. Plus I'm a very light sleeper. Any tiny noise in the house wakes me up instantly. I rarely sleep for more than 3-4 consecutive hours at a time. It's also a good night when I get more than 5 hours of sleep to be honest! Been like this since I was a teen.

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