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modestaust811

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Hey guys, 

 

Anxiety has been bad still lately. I'm definitely in a highly sensitized state and I'm getting scared by it.

 

Been having sleep issues lately, some days are harder than others, but I can fall alseep just fine, but I keep waking up too early. I'll go to bed at midnight and wake up from 3 - 5, then have a hard time getting to sleep and have light sleep the rest of the time till 7 - 8 am, then I just get up. I have a feeling of doom the rest of the day. 

 

I've been doing some research into it (bad I know) and apparently this is a sign of depression? This scares me a ton, and I'm obsessed now that I'm depressed, and I'll be forced to be in a mental institute or something, or hurt myself.

 

The thing is I don't hate myself, I don't hate my life when I'm feeling well. I don't want to kill myself at all. Just wish I could feel normal again. 

 

Anyone get these sleep issues? Thanks. 

Serenity

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This happened to me when I was sensitized.  It's not depression.

Your cortisol levels have increased.  Normally cortisol begins to rise in the early morning hours but not high enough to wake us up.  Your levels are higher than normal and that's why it's bringing you out of your sleep cycles too early in the morning. 

If you can begin relaxing more, gradually the cortisol will lower and normal sleep will return. 

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jimmyf

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It's also because you're worried about your sleep that causes you to not sleep well. It's a tough cycle to be in, but you can break it! You have to be okay with not sleeping well and adopt an attitude of not caring. Even if you only sleep two hours a night, you have to be okay with it and sure you'll be tired throughout the day, but you'll still manage fine.
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