MY ptsd started little over 6 months ago..sleep deprivation and insomnia being the biggest contention. lack of sleep and sleep deprivation drove me to the point of mania months ago..since then I've gotten past that. but now it feel like I'm at the beginning again...the sleep symptoms and deprivation never lift..and it feels as though I'm right back where i started...i though i made progress in the beginning of the week with 2 mights of very shallow and very unrestful sleep...but I'm right back to the insomnia and lack of sleep.
I guess my post is more of a question of what anyone thinks a good plan of action is to impove sleep to any kind that is restful. Ive been pursuing a sleep study but I'm not sure what answers that will bring. I'm avoiding taking antipsychotics that my psychiatrist have been trying to prescribe me..i have taken seroquel prior with no major help or improvement and would honestly love to find how to sleep naturally and restfully. I Most lie awake for hours in a shallow state for hours then to become completely wired feeling around 4am.
really not sure what to do at the point and I'm frankly tried and fed up and have no energy and am completely exhausted ...used to be an athlete and i have been noticing my muscles shrink and wither away with the giant sleep deprivation.