20 Dec

My new medication regimen, the Viibryd in my opinion, has my sleep all thrown off.  Most days I take at least one nap sometimes for up to 4 hours.  I don’t feel drowsy or groggy just the need to sleep.  Fall asleep quickly during my naps and sometimes will sleep for hours if not waken.  I mentioned this to my psychiatrist and my intensive case manager and didn’t really get any results.  My psychiatrist said if anything it was the Latuda which hadn’t been adjusted in over a month.  Yesterday morning I woke up at 5am ready for the day and Thursday morning I woke up at 3am.  I probably took naps both days but I’m not routinely writing it down or anything.  This morning? afternoon I wake up nearly at 1pm.  I feel a little groggy and light headed.  My life works okay right now where I am functioning fine with an erratic sleep schedule.  It’s breaks in between school and my work is once a month and very flexible.  It makes me wonder though how I will do next semester with more classes.  I’ve tried a number of sleep hygiene things and my own ways to moderate sleep.  If I’m not sleepy and I lay in bed, my mind just goes everywhere for a couple hours till I get to sleep.  If I feel the need to sleep in the day but can’t because of obligations I drink a Red Bull or some Starbucks.

5 Responses to “Sleep”

  1. Janni Styles December 20, 2014 at 1:21 PM #

    Insomnia is my enemy and I just recently was given something to help me sleep after months of broken sleep. I feel so much better, not so jittery and anxious to teary. Glad you are getting your sleep sorted out, sometimes it takes time to strike the right balance. 😊

    • mm172001 December 22, 2014 at 7:59 PM #

      I’ve struggled with sleep since I was 10 years old, an ongoing battle like you said. Luckily, my current circumstance allow for lots of naps.

      • Janni Styles December 23, 2014 at 11:38 PM #

        That’s good, can’t imagine how you would cope otherwise. 😊

  2. manyofus1980 December 21, 2014 at 6:31 PM #

    I am struggling with sleep issues at the moment. Its hard to get the balance right. Either I sleep to little or to much, no inbetween. XX

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