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Offline Gman2448

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Fear of Fatal Insomnia
« on: May 25, 2014, 05:41:18 AM »
I've been working nights now for about 13 months. Its had its ups and downs. But tonight, all my fears have come to a head. I'm scared to death that I have Fatal Insomnia. I don't know of anyone in the family on either of parents side who died with it (strokes, heart issues). I know theres a Sporadic form of it, and that's what scares me. I've been getting 7-8 hours of sleep during the day, hence the fact I work nights. But. that has gone down these last few days. I've gotten a rare 3 day weekend from work. I have tried to sleep the past 2 nights. First night was 6 hours of on and off sleep and tonight, maybe a doze off and that's it. I feel very tired but only doze for a few seconds before waking up with what feels like fast heart rate. I can't imagine the perspective of not being able to sleep. I feel like sometimes I'm awake all day/night, yet others tell me a was sleeping really heavy. I feel down quite a bit, even at work. Never thought I would have issues sleeping at night, but now that I do, my fears are hitting me like a brick wall. I do take Melatonin. It really helped me to start sleeping during the day. My constant fear is Fatal Insomnia, and my family has a history of anxiety. I'm just really scared, I'm only 25 and feel as if I have my whole life ahead of me, yet the only thing on my mind is if I'm going to sleep good or not.

Hope someone out there can help me.
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Re: Fear of Fatal Insomnia
« Reply #1 on: May 25, 2014, 08:24:11 AM »
The more you worry, the worse you may feel. It is hard to go back to sleeping
nights after working at night for a while as your body gets accustomed to sleeping a
certain way. I would try not to worry.
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Re: Fear of Fatal Insomnia
« Reply #2 on: May 25, 2014, 04:58:53 PM »
I took a melatonin and slept for about 3 hours after writing that post. I traced my steps back to my sleep hygiene that I'm used to. It worked. I would've probably gotten more sleep, but I had to be up. This mess comes and goes, good sleep for a few months, struggle to sleep for the next month. Irritating.
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