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amaya
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby amaya » Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:03 pm

I think getting lots of sleep is important. But the pressure to get it really doesn't help it to actually happen. That's my experience anyway. So I think the advice from Isap is great :)

sirhugo
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby sirhugo » Wed Feb 21, 2018 2:17 pm

ive had problems sleeping for a long time. recently though ive been sleeping a lot better.

my mind goes into overdrive when im trying to sleep. id imagine for people with anxiety it would be twice as bad. what worked for me was distracting myself from my thoughts with music. i put it on where it was low enough to hear, but no loud enough to disturb your sleep. you find yourself follow the music in your mind and it distracts you from your other thoughts which helps your fall asleep

i also recently read about the 4-7-8 technique on google. it didnt work for me but its worth a try

take care

deb1960
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby deb1960 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:08 pm

I've never heard of the 4 7 8 thing but will look. Thanks for mentioning it. Funnily enough I used to listen to music quietly. Classic FM in fact, and I must try that again.

amaya
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby amaya » Wed Feb 21, 2018 10:22 pm

How has it been going?

Isap
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby Isap » Thu Feb 22, 2018 9:43 am

Hi Debs

From personal experience I've discovered that classical music is the most relaxing, and I never used to like it. I can't relax to that isochronic stuff for anxiety , just reminds me I'm I'll.

Isap xx

sirhugo
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby sirhugo » Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:12 pm

Hi debs. did you try any of the suggestions yet? how you feeling today?

missflowers
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby missflowers » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:34 am

sending more love x
I used to be Lucretia on here
much love Lu xxxx

deb1960
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby deb1960 » Sat Feb 24, 2018 12:45 pm

Thank you Lu. That means a lot to me.

How are you?

Deb x

missflowers
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby missflowers » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:48 pm

deb1960 wrote:Thank you Lu. That means a lot to me.

How are you?

Deb x

honesly? i am awful
have some major things going on in my life right now and my mental health is poor
don't feel up to talking about it but thank you for asking
love Lu x
I used to be Lucretia on here
much love Lu xxxx

andthistoomustpass
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Re: Feeling scared

Postby andthistoomustpass » Sun Feb 25, 2018 4:32 am

Hi Deb

How are you doing? Hope the fear has eased or that mindfulness techniques are helping you distance yourself or defuse from it ( that's what I'm doing.)

Sleep is a bugger isn't it?

The NHS has some great advice on sleep. Ritual really worked for me.
https://www.nhs.uk/Livewell/insomnia/Pa ... itual.aspx

The ritual of last resort for me is a hypnosis recording I only ever listen to at bedtime. Got to the point now where my brain so associates it with sleep that it almost always works however tightly wound or fearful I am, even when too antsy to meditate.

I'm aware of the irony in my posting this in the early hours :lol: but don't let that put you off. My problem is no longer getting to sleep, it is wanting to.


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