Struggling with Sleep - SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information
Go Back   SoberRecovery : Alcoholism Drug Addiction Help and Information >
Register Blogs FAQ Members List Calendar Arcade Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 10-30-2018, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
Guener's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2018
Location: New Mexico
Posts: 1,267

Struggling with Sleep

I have been having sleep issues for months now, characterized by waking multiple times during the night and most recently with drunk dreams, strange dreams, and a few nightmares. It can take a toll on my alertness during the day, even to the point of being groggy enough at work to close my eyes. When I'm awake in the middle of the night I'm not under duress; on the contrary, I kind of enjoy the quiet time to do a few things.

While I could take some Trazadone for this, I have resisted that option, perhaps irrationally. I'd just like to see if this is a phase that will work itself out. Maybe I'll pop into the chat room for the first time since I joined just to see who is awake (or from overseas) that is available to relax with for a time.

I just wanted to post to others who may be going through sleep disturbances that I get how it can affect you. If you see Guener in the chat room, say "hi". Let's all get some rest as best as we can.
Guener is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Guener For This Useful Post:
Alysheba (01-12-2019), Astro (10-30-2018), Kris47 (02-06-2019), weewillie (02-15-2019)
Old 10-30-2018, 05:26 AM   #2 (permalink)
Forum Leader
Astro's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Scottsdale, AZ, one big happy dysfunctional family!
Posts: 17,878
I struggle often with sleeplessness as a result of anxiety. Several things help me: Lavender oil under my nose and in a diffuser, no caffeine after 4:00 PM, no sugar if possible, and as much activity as I can fit in, such as walking.
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty, and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming---*WOW-What a ride*!"
Astro is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to Astro For This Useful Post:
Alysheba (01-12-2019), Guener (10-30-2018), Kris47 (02-06-2019), weewillie (02-15-2019)
Old 11-23-2018, 03:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
dafunbra's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 251
I don't sleep much. Its a result of anxiety, mainly, I think. I do take melatonin and that helps some. Last week I was awake for 4 days straight. Last night I slept for about 2 hours. I find it does seem to be getting slightly better the longer I get clean and sober, but its still an issue, obviously. I normally don't remember dreams but I had my first drunk dream a few days ago and I woke up in a cold sweat and scared, bad, that it was somehow real. Exercise helps. Talking with others helps me to stay calmer and less anxious. I'd like to get back to where I'm sleeping again and I think it will continue to improve, especially after I know the outcomes of my legal and other issues in time. Good luck!
Justice is where you get what you deserve. Mercy is where you don't get what you deserve. Grace is where you get what you don't deserve.
dafunbra is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to dafunbra For This Useful Post:
Alysheba (01-12-2019), Astro (11-23-2018), Kris47 (02-06-2019), weewillie (02-15-2019)
Old 01-06-2019, 05:42 PM   #4 (permalink)

Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: K.C.MO
Posts: 96
I took Ambien for years while still drinking. It was a bad move. I never did anything harmful or dangerous but sleeping pills are very dangerous. I now take Melatonin and Benadryl sometimes. I try to take it about 1 hour before I want to sleep.... I am on day 6 of sobriety.....I know that it will take a few months before my sleep habits even out.
travelbug is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 4 Users Say Thank You to travelbug For This Useful Post:
Alysheba (01-12-2019), Guener (01-06-2019), Kris47 (02-06-2019), weewillie (02-15-2019)
Old 01-07-2019, 12:08 PM   #5 (permalink)
bona fido dog-lover
least's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: eastern USA
Posts: 77,003
Blog Entries: 32
Here's a sleep remedy I saw on the net. Give it a try.
I'd rather live in my car with my dogs than live in a castle without them.

Dogs may not be our whole lives, but they make our lives whole.

Don't wait for the Last Judgement. It takes place every day. -Albert Camus

Find the good and praise it. - Alex Haley
least is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to least For This Useful Post:
Alysheba (01-12-2019), Kris47 (02-06-2019), weewillie (02-15-2019)


Currently Active Users Viewing this Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:39 AM.