Author Topic: Zero night  (Read 436 times)

[Buddie]

Zero night
« on: April 29, 2022, 12:23:11 pm »
I just had my first zero night since January.  I'm no stranger to these, and I'd like to put on a brave face, but I'm coming off a month long window with 8 hour sitting through the nights.

I feel crummy, like my body got hit with hammers, and I'm really scared.  A lot of my previous insomnia buddies have moved on or are taking breaks and I'm lonely.
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[Buddie]

Re: Zero night
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2022, 01:06:38 pm »
Iím so sorry youíre having a setback. I have had many zero nights so I know exactly what youíre going thru. I too feel lonely with this. Hopefully you turn around real soon and start getting those 8 hour nights back. I know Iím looking forward to getting some sleep back someday.
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Re: Zero night
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2022, 01:57:28 pm »
Iím so sorry youíre having a setback. I have had many zero nights so I know exactly what youíre going thru. I too feel lonely with this. Hopefully you turn around real soon and start getting those 8 hour nights back. I know Iím looking forward to getting some sleep back someday.

The nights like that stretch on forever- family and friends all asleep, only like 10 people logged in here, etc.  I can't even watch a show or anything pleasant bc of the akathesia and chemical anxiety.  I just write and suffer.
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[Buddie]

Re: Zero night
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2022, 06:37:54 pm »
You may feel that you got zero sleep but most likely you micro slept.  Did the night feel as long as the time that you spent in bed?  Try not to worry about not sleeping - your body will make sure that you get enough.  Waves are tough but unfortunately, they are part of the healing process.  Hang in there buddy!
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Re: Zero night
« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2022, 06:54:51 pm »
I am so sorry Accidentaldependent - those long nights really stink.  Try not to sleep/nap at all today and hopefully by bedtime you will be so exhausted you will sleep well tonight. 
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Re: Zero night
« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2022, 06:57:14 pm »
I am so sorry Accidentaldependent - those long nights really stink.  Try not to sleep/nap at all today and hopefully by bedtime you will be so exhausted you will sleep well tonight.

Thanks!  You're right, 2 zero nights together for me are rare, thankfully, so I'm hoping I crash later, even if it's to get 4-5 hours.  I'll take it. 
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Re: Zero night
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2022, 06:59:25 pm »
You may feel that you got zero sleep but most likely you micro slept.  Did the night feel as long as the time that you spent in bed?  Try not to worry about not sleeping - your body will make sure that you get enough.  Waves are tough but unfortunately, they are part of the healing process.  Hang in there buddy!

It's totally possible I micro slept.  Around 3 am I took a hot shower and was fairly relaxed after that and may have dozed off for 10-20 minutes.  I think a few other times I was nodding, but nothing measurable other than the 10-20.
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Re: Zero night
« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2022, 07:52:00 pm »
I am so sorry Accidentaldependent - those long nights really stink.  Try not to sleep/nap at all today and hopefully by bedtime you will be so exhausted you will sleep well tonight.

I wish I could napÖ. Oh just to be able to take an afternoon nap again will be absolute bliss. When this over I/we will probably never take sleep for granted again.
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Re: Zero night
« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2022, 08:38:50 pm »
I am so sorry Accidentaldependent - those long nights really stink.  Try not to sleep/nap at all today and hopefully by bedtime you will be so exhausted you will sleep well tonight.

I wish I could napÖ. Oh just to be able to take an afternoon nap again will be absolute bliss. When this over I/we will probably never take sleep for granted again.

Haha, yeah napping would be impossible for me right now.  I did nap during my window the last month.  Honestly I never did take sleep for granted nor the simple feeling of calmness.  The whole month I had the window I enjoyed every second. 
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Re: Zero night
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2022, 10:30:09 pm »
I canít wait for my first window. It sounds like it will be heaven.
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