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    Sleep problems - any had this and know the cause/cure?!

    For as long as I can remember, I've had incredibly bad problems with sleep! It's got to a point now that it happens at least once each night and it's very upsetting and scary! Problems include:
    Waking up screaming - not just a short shout, but a full on, high pitched, blood curdling scream and thinking that my boyfriend is screaming in my ear when in fact he's trying to calm me down (something I realise once I'm awake)!
    Thinking there's a spider(s) on/near me and jumping out of bed trying to get them off me.
    Having 30+ different terrifying nightmares just as I fall asleep one after another. I'm able to stay awake for around 5 seconds between each but I cannot stay awake and it goes on for hours. Nightmares worse than any horror film I have ever seen and I'm shocked my mind even imagines these things!
    Waking up in a rage so bad I slam doors and fear I may do something horrible!
    Laughing/talking all night and searching for things.

    Has anyone had anything like this and know what it is/had it sorted?
    Most of the time it is quite funny as my boyfriend just takes the P out of me 'cos some of the stuff I come out with is hilarious but the nightmares etc are absolutely awful!!

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    my mates like this, will try and fin d the link i send him a while back ... brb

    I've started having awful dreams, just hideous. And not just one bad one, there are about 4 in a row in one night.
    For me, it's stress so hopefully it'll ease off when things improve.
    Maybe go to your doc and talk things through with them.

    Linky ------- Here we go, its to do with epilepsy as it can be a pre curser to siezures i think. He got checked out and doc said there was nothing he could do, but people on the link have been prescibed stuff. It is american, but all is help i guess....
    Edited by: "TPGone" 24th Apr 2011

    I suffer from similar problems and have been looking on the internet for a cure. I think you suffer from night terror.

    NIght terrors??

    It's not uncommon in kids but as you're not a kid, you should definitely see your doc for referral to a sleep specialist.

    No, it's not funny re suffering this problem. I never had it but my sister did when she was in her teens. Back in the day, the answer was for me to go and sleep with her!

    Banned

    I had the same problems after spending £2k on a jacket and never wearing it, oh wait...

    Yes ever since I got back from a certain place

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    ThePasty

    Linky ------- Here we go, its to do with epilepsy as it can be a pre … Linky ------- Here we go, its to do with epilepsy as it can be a pre curser to siezures i think. He got checked out and doc said there was nothing he could do, but people on the link have been prescibed stuff. It is american, but all is help i guess....


    Thanks for this but I'm not sure it's anything epilepsy related.. hopefully anyway!

    Hamonk

    I suffer from similar problems and have been looking on the internet for … I suffer from similar problems and have been looking on the internet for a cure. I think you suffer from night terror.



    chesso

    NIght terrors??It's not uncommon in kids but as you're not a kid, you … NIght terrors??It's not uncommon in kids but as you're not a kid, you should definitely see your doc for referral to a sleep specialist.No, it's not funny re suffering this problem. I never had it but my sister did when she was in her teens. Back in the day, the answer was for me to go and sleep with her!


    I did think this, but it's not normally people and I don't ever feel like I'm being pinned down etc which I thought night terrors were. It's so varied... it's never one recurring thing which is what's odd!
    Edit: just read an article on night terrors that say people often see snakes/spiders etc and are unable to be woken up which is more like what I get. It's always spiders rather than rats/snakes etc as I'm not scared of these so I just thought I was dreaming of what I'm scared of?!


    Edited by: "baffledsalmon" 24th Apr 2011

    baffledsalmon

    I did think this, but it's not normally people and I don't ever feel like … I did think this, but it's not normally people and I don't ever feel like I'm being pinned down etc which I thought night terrors were. It's so varied... it's never one recurring thing which is what's odd!


    No, night terrors are as described! Terrors.

    You may be thinking of recurrent nightmares, which are also common in childhood - but they don't have to be a pinned down thing either. Mine was that my dad was being mauled to death by a bear on the other side of a fire in a cave! I never told anyone and the nightmare went away eventually.

    Genuinely, I would say to get specialist help.

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    No I have no problems with sleep. Like every other aspect of me, my sleep is amazing and perfect.

    Goodbye

    vibeone

    No I have no problems with sleep. Like every other aspect of me, my sleep … No I have no problems with sleep. Like every other aspect of me, my sleep is amazing and perfect.Goodbye


    ...and yet, you are here!! (_;)

    Stop eating cheese before bed......

    But seriously.

    Maybe u can tackle this another way, go face your fears.

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    chesso

    No, night terrors are as described! Terrors.You may be thinking of … No, night terrors are as described! Terrors.You may be thinking of recurrent nightmares, which are also common in childhood - but they don't have to be a pinned down thing either. Mine was that my dad was being mauled to death by a bear on the other side of a fire in a cave! I never told anyone and the nightmare went away eventually.Genuinely, I would say to get specialist help.


    Having read a few message boards on night terrors, it does sound very faimliar (the screaming, thinking things are in the room etc) so it may be that. It's only become more obvious since moving in with my boyfriend who reminds me of what happened in the night as otherwise I don't remember, but I think it's been happening for years as friends have said I used to shout at them! Apparently I screamed at one of them to get me a drink and they were terrified so went and got one - when they got back, I was fast asleep but had no recollection of it happening in the morning!

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    jayjayuk1234

    Stop eating cheese before bed......But seriously.Maybe u can tackle this … Stop eating cheese before bed......But seriously.Maybe u can tackle this another way, go face your fears.


    Yes... maybe I could go get chased by a man in a mask, dripping with blood from his neck and hands... then when he catches me, I'll look forward to him holding a gun to my head whilst he sexually attacks me. Thanks for your input.

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    chesso

    ...and yet, you are here!! (_;)



    Ok I do have one sleep problem - a really annoying hukd user phonin me because she's bored (and ****), just to abuse my northerness. Still, cracking rack.

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    baffledsalmon

    Yes... maybe I could go get chased by a man in a mask, dripping with … Yes... maybe I could go get chased by a man in a mask, dripping with blood from his neck and hands... then when he catches me, I'll look forward to him holding a gun to my head whilst he sexually attacks me. Thanks for your input.



    Yeah but that'll almost certainly not happen in real life.

    vibeone

    Ok I do have one sleep problem - a really annoying hukd user phonin me … Ok I do have one sleep problem - a really annoying hukd user phonin me because she's bored (and ****), just to abuse my northerness. Still, cracking rack.



    I thought you were Midlands? Your PR has let you down.

    Get a job where you have to work night shifts. It exhausts me so much I don't wake up for anything.

    baffledsalmon

    Having read a few message boards on night terrors, it does sound very … Having read a few message boards on night terrors, it does sound very faimliar (the screaming, thinking things are in the room etc) so it may be that. It's only become more obvious since moving in with my boyfriend who reminds me of what happened in the night as otherwise I don't remember, but I think it's been happening for years as friends have said I used to shout at them! Apparently I screamed at one of them to get me a drink and they were terrified so went and got one - when they got back, I was fast asleep but had no recollection of it happening in the morning!



    Aww... it does sound like terrors and it's something you need to get sorted.

    angelfairee

    Get a job where you have to work night shifts. It exhausts me so much I … Get a job where you have to work night shifts. It exhausts me so much I don't wake up for anything.


    Have you heard of day terrors?
    Edited by: "chesso" 24th Apr 2011

    chesso

    Have you heard of day terrors?



    VB1 is my only day terror.

    baffledsalmon

    Yes... maybe I could go get chased by a man in a mask, dripping with … Yes... maybe I could go get chased by a man in a mask, dripping with blood from his neck and hands... then when he catches me, I'll look forward to him holding a gun to my head whilst he sexually attacks me. Thanks for your input.



    If u need some help finding an armed, blood soaked, masked sex offender, drop me a pm

    But anyways, I thought it was just spiders..... Or other minor phobias

    Edited by: "jayjayuk1234" 24th Apr 2011

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    chesso

    I thought you were Midlands? Your PR has let you down.



    Born in midlands. Became a northerner at the age of 3

    I think that the terrors are supposed to be imaginary.X)

    I have a problem sleeping... Infect it's happening right now!!

    I'm girlfriend is such a bad snorer it's driviNg me crazy!!!!

    Banned

    angelfairee

    VB1 is my only day terror.



    You used to be a goth.

    vibeone

    Born in midlands. Became a northerner at the age of 3



    There are worse things - family might have gone south or ....... east!!!!

    Banned

    I'm going to bed before it calls again. I'll try not to imagine myself being sex attacked. Nite!

    Pitbikeboy

    I have a problem sleeping... Infect it's happening right now!! I'm … I have a problem sleeping... Infect it's happening right now!! I'm girlfriend is such a bad snorer it's driviNg me crazy!!!!



    Dig in the ribs and get those strips that go across the nose like Robbie Fowler used to have for easier breathing!

    vibeone

    I'm going to bed before it calls again. I'll try not to imagine myself … I'm going to bed before it calls again. I'll try not to imagine myself being sex attacked. Nite!


    Sleep tight .

    baffledsalmon

    Yes... maybe I could go get chased by a man in a mask, dripping with … Yes... maybe I could go get chased by a man in a mask, dripping with blood from his neck and hands... then when he catches me, I'll look forward to him holding a gun to my head whilst he sexually attacks me. Thanks for your input.



    OMG, that sounds almost identical to one I have, except he is chasing me up the stairs with a knife in his hands and catches me by the ankle and then attacks me.
    Also family dying, being mauled, drowning, pain, distress, panic, fire etc etc.
    Go see your GP if you don't know what is causing them, no harm in just talking to them about it.

    brb asking the misk for advice on issues with sleep that's been on going for years instead of going to a sleep disorder professional.

    lolwut

    J.Dance

    Yes ever since I got back from a certain place



    You get yourself some help... they are supposed to be red hot with psychological help now - according to what they say on the telly etc.

    sounds awful for you hope u get it sorted soon
    Edited by: "vicknanth" 24th Apr 2011

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    numptyj

    brb asking the misk for advice on issues with sleep that's been on going … brb asking the misk for advice on issues with sleep that's been on going for years instead of going to a sleep disorder professional.lolwut


    So there's something wrong with seeing if this happens to lots of people? Lolwut!
    This isn't something that causes me any harm but has been happening more and more recently. If I want to ask if others have the same problem (which they do, feel free to read this thread), then I will.

    baffledsalmon

    So there's something wrong with seeing if this happens to lots of people? … So there's something wrong with seeing if this happens to lots of people? Lolwut!This isn't something that causes me any harm but has been happening more and more recently. If I want to ask if others have the same problem (which they do, feel free to read this thread), then I will.



    Harm or not it's hardly normal to be waking up pretty much everynight screaming or having very vivid nightmares that make you upset.

    Hence why if something like this was happening to me on a regular occurance I would be going to see a specialist. As for airing the situation I would have signed up and explained the issue on a more appropriate forum rather than one that is primarily dedicated to deals.

    lolwut brah.

    These things are usually related to a mix of things eg some current stressfull situations / previous unresolved issues in the past that you mull over at nighttime dreaming , which turn into the nightmares you are having .
    Usually it's work related , but you mentioned you just moved in with BF , so the change in your personal situation could of triggered something of deep down in the subconscious .
    If this hasn't resolved itself sooner rather than later , I would go to GP as a starting point and then be reffered accordingly eg sleep disorders , counciling etc . The minimum this can cause is a lack of sleep , which in it's self has an effect on you / work and make things diffucult . Besides the fact of the disturbing content which can make you worry / paranoid , I would really suggest go and get help ;
    Also someone brought up diet - a change in diet/ certain items of food / drink especially a couple of hours before sleep can have an effect Try as much as possible , without moving out of BF place , to go back to the same patterns etc you had before this change , but if this has been done / not possible , go and see GP .
    Edited by: "astonmart4321" 24th Apr 2011

    i used to have issues like this, i used to be scared to go back to sleep after them, they were so real sometimes, my husband can usually tell now but my noise and moving etc. i do scream and yell a lot.

    Mine started after a trauma. it took about 12-14 years to generally settle, and i still occasionally get them. i saw a counselor, who suggested i try to control the dream, ie if its the same dream, you know what to expect so change the outcome by doing something different in the dream, I slowly learned to confront the dreams in a way.
    Another issue i found, i am not sure if it is a result of trying to control the dream and my making myself a little conscious in my dream, is that i started to suffer mild sleep paralysis basically i know i am in a dream, but my body cant seem to wake, and i am sort of stuck in the dream.


    Edited by: "skellysgirl" 24th Apr 2011

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    Night terrors are generally linked to underlying psychological trauma aren't they? OP should probably look at therapy to unearth what it is that is causing them such issues.

    Another source could be the OP's diabetes.

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    FilthAndFurry

    Night terrors are generally linked to underlying psychological trauma … Night terrors are generally linked to underlying psychological trauma aren't they? OP should probably look at therapy to unearth what it is that is causing them such issues. Another source could be the OP's diabetes.


    Ohhhh I have diabetes now do I?! Well that's solved that then! PHHHHHEW!
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