My sleeping... I need help!

by Roo

I am 20 years old and have been dealing with SPD my whole life. I have worked on cognitive therapy for when I am awake, but I am at my wit's end when it comes to sleep. I wake up so many times during the night that I never feel rested. (Once I manage to fall asleep, that is.) I use a fan for white noise and to keep me cool because I get hot, I wear the type of clothes that are most comfortable for me... but I don't know what else to do. All I have seen are ways to help small children sleep. Is there any advice for adults with SPD?

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May 31, 2012
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Gah
by: Anonymous

I feel similarly distressed, I have often even tried to just knock my head against the wall to get myself to pass out so at least I could sleep! I always feel itchy and want lots of blankets but then I'm WAY too hot.

Aug 14, 2011
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Princess and the Pea, too.
by: Anonymous

I'm 36, and I have always described myself as the "princess and the pea" to people when it came to my sleep. I can honestly say that since I was born, I have NEVER gotten good sleep. I recently had a sleep study done, and was told that I woke up repeatedly, even during REM sleep--and would fall right back into it! They only prescribed Ambien, which so far has not helped at all.

I wondered if getting acclimated to my sensory issues during the day would help at night--and for you, too. Short of being knocked out every night to being unconscious, I don't know what else to do.

I wish you luck on your journey and hope you find the answer to your questions.

Jan 25, 2011
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Thanks!
by: Roo

Thank you for the advice... I have tried Melatonin and have spoken with my Dr. about this. Again, the only help I really get it how to get past the things like my pant legs being uneven or laying on a wrinkle in my sheet in-order-to fall asleep. But I still am having trouble with the whole STAYING asleep thing. Thanks again for your time and advice.

Jan 21, 2011
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Doctor
by: Anonymous

Have you tried seeing a doctor? There are many, many, natural supplements for a person who has trouble falling asleep & staying asleep. Our daughter uses melatonin.

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