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Old 05-17-2017, 04:05 PM
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I'm on day 3. Feeling ok. But can't sleep.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:07 PM
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We're so glad to have you with us.

Not sleeping caused me problems too in the early days - it's very common. It should settle down though.

Congratulations on your 3 days sober - those first days are rough - I'm glad you're feeling ok other than the sleeplessness.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:08 PM
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:09 PM
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Welcome to SR...you will find a lot of support and understanding here. Insomnia is quite common during withdrawals but it will get better. The reward is worth the temporary pain many time over.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:24 PM
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Welcome!

Good work on making day 3!
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:25 PM
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Welcome to SR, 01071951; very glad you found us.

Well done on 3 days of sobriety.

Sleep may be sporadic for a while; it was for me. The good. Wes is that your sleeping patterns should normalize in time.

Try to rest: eat small, healthful meals and be kind to yourself.

Your body is healing.
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Old 05-17-2017, 04:33 PM
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Welcome
The sleep will get better. Hang in there.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:16 PM
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Physical withdrawal takes three or four days, so your sleep should start getting better soon. It can take a while tho, so don't worry if your sleep patterns are erratic for a while. It took me about a month til I could sleep well. It gets better!
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Like Least...it took me about a month for my sleep to improve as well.

Hang in...you'll be glad you did!
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:27 PM
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welcome- perhaps see a doc?
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:29 PM
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Originally Posted by SoberLeigh View Post
Welcome to SR, 01071951; very glad you found us.

Well done on 3 days of sobriety.

Sleep may be sporadic for a while; it was for me. The good. Wes is that your sleeping patterns should normalize in time.

Try to rest: eat small, healthful meals and be kind to yourself.

Your body is healing.
That should have been "The good news".

Hope you have a peaceful night, 01071951.
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Old 05-17-2017, 05:47 PM
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I'm on day 3. Feeling ok. But can't sleep.
Congrats on 3 days. If you don't mind going for a walk I strongly recommend doing so.

Headphones and a good podcast make the time fly by.

The walk + water typically go a long way in restoring normal bodily functions (sleep / anxiety / metabolism)
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:49 PM
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Sorry. Having a hard time figuring out how to post. Keeps asking me to log in...again.
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Old 05-17-2017, 08:52 PM
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Drinking Gatorade and ate soup tonight. Hope I sleep!
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Old 05-17-2017, 09:46 PM
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Way to go on 3 days! Have you tried sleep meditation? Hope you get some sleep
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Old 05-19-2017, 12:45 AM
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Hows the sleeping 01071951?

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