The antidepressants are having the side effect of waking me between 2 and 4am every morning and I don’t feel I really get back to sleep, so after 3 weeks of this I feel pretty terrible. I’ve bought some Kalms night to take tonight. I hope they work. Anyone had anything similar?
Sleep deprivation is awful, I haven’t had a good night sleep in a long time, this isn’t due to antidepressants its because of being alert with what my abuser would do if I slept.
What I do is cat nap,but I stay in bed when I wake up so I’m resting. The last two months I have cut out fizz and now junk food to see if thats I help. Also exercising and fresh air, but I dont think I will sleep properly till I have my own front door.
It should improve with time. I found I was waking lots often really wide awake and also having such vivid dreams that I wasn’t sure what was real and what wasn’t. I even dreamed my daughters best friend has been seriously injured in a car crash and it was so vivid couldn’t understand why she wasn’t upset about it… then it dawned on me. Scary.
No caffeine after 6pm helped me too xx