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I've been having weird problems lately and don't know what they really are can someone help please?

I've been waking up in the middle of the night at around 4:30 and can't get back to sleep for a while like 4 hours. Something really weird happened the first day and now it threw everything off schedule. After I was up from 4 a.m. To 8 I got so tired my eyes went into lockdown and I couldn't open them back then I heard a ringing sound in my ear and felt like a lot of energy I think? I didn't know what it was but it was really strong and woke me all the way up even though I was so tired I couldnt control my eyes. It's been happening for a week and it's getting worse now I can't get back to sleep when I wake up because of some weird feeling, and when I was trying to take a nap earlier I felt a huge fear of something but I didn't know what it was it felt like something was in the room but nothing could've scared me so much I didn't want to take the nap. What do I do?

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Tristan_Snapp, there was a time that I experienced the same thing that you are. Waking up around 4am in a state of panic. Same thing would happen whenever I would take a nap or fall asleep on the couch watching tv. It was a huge fear that overcame me. It could be anxiety at it's worse or a medication adjustment needed. You should see your doctor and tell him what is happening. Disrupted sleep can bring on other physical symptoms.


Oh thank you I thought I was the only one because it seemed really weird to have a fear of sleep? Is it a fear?

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Tristan, my thoughts on that, is that it is a fear of having lost control. One minute we are awake and know our surroundings and the next thing we know is that we fell asleep having lost that control. Waking up at 4am in the morning was not unusual when I found out that is when the cortisol rises for the day. When you suffer from anxiety disorder, it tends to awake you in fear. You may stay wired for a while as the light of day comes through. Once you understand the reason behind anxiety, it takes the fear out of it. It is no longer there for me because of that. x


I also have the same problem & did the followings:

1. Make myself tired by taking up sports - i now played badminton

2. Take up yoga to calm me down

3. Learn some breathing technique & use it again to fall asleep

4. Went to see doctor, he gave me some pills on anxiety & depression for 3 months, and the pills knock me out

Hope the above sharing helps


It was something else too when I felt that energy or whatever all I did was hear ringing in my ears and all of a sudden it shocked me awake and kinda supercharged me. I couldn't go back to sleep and I was running on 0% energy


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