Originally Posted by TexasRN
I have chronic insomnia, have had it since I was a small child. I can remember being less than 5 years old and not being able to sleep. Also, I have restless leg syndrome. And I don't go into deep stage 4 sleep. I am hyperaware while sleeping and even the slightest thing will wake me up. It causes pretty bad fatigue some days and I occasionally have to take meds for it.
See I have a nerve in my left arm which occasionally likes to give me shyte when I lie down, and if thats the case, I have to lie with my arm underneith me so my full body weight effectively crushes and stops the nerve from...well...i dont know how to explain the feeling..movement I get sometimes
Now I had hyperawareness during my sleep, only for about a month during the height of my anxiety it would have been July-August 2003...it was HORRIBLE..I was afraid I'd miss something...and once awake I could never go back to sleep for ages...honnest...if someone sneezed in the next room i'd be like..."what was that!! whats happening!! what am I missing!!"