Yes, a number of times throughout my life (some times it was very enlightening and helpful) the last time being about 4 years ago when I tried three different therapists and then gave up after a year and a half with the last one. I just didn't see where she was going not following up on home works she assigned etc… I live in Italy and I guess I’ve lost faith in Italian psychotherapists.
It was supposed to be cognitive behavioral therapy but it wasn't implemented systematically at all.
Thinking of it, at one point I was also prescribed anti anxiety medication but I feel that just made me irresponsible with deadlines. The sleep issue, at the time, was confounded by my then severe OSAS. So, I can't tell if it really helped -- I was always awaking and exhausted. Anyway, I'm not very keen on drugs.
I've tried mindfulness meditation with CD and it is relaxing but I have to spend hours on them before falling asleep from sheer exhaustion at 5 a.m.!
I'm wondering if there might be an online option with American of British therapists you might be able to propose?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. Data from a polysonographic exam showed that I was having 78 obstructive episodes per hour.
It was a virtual window into old age. I was so exhausted I couldn't make sense of a sentence even if I red it 16 times!
I was prescribed a Bi-level Continuous Air Pressure Pumps which I used for a couple of years until I got nose and throat surgery and a gastric bi-pass which helped me to lose the weight and breath.
Now I'm down to 43 apneas in 65 minutes only when I sleep on my back. Currently,awaiting to experiment with a "night shift" device to place on my neck and which will vibrate to get me to turn to my side when I'm on my back.
Getting some sleep changed my life! But the time it takes me to fall asleep or go back to sleep when I awake interferes with both my productivity and happiness the next day. I've re-discovered sleep and so, I want to get more now :) -- just can't turn off my brain, I guess.
maintaining at 52-54.5 kg since November 2013.
Hypothyrodism controlled with med. Recent blood test show that it is within the norm.
Sorry for the delay I didn't see you had already responded.
I don't have the document right here but it was within the normal range indicated.
What do you think about the device the pneumologist want me to use to stay off my back when I sleep?
Would you know of an alternative. I'm thinking it's less than an ideal solution because after a day at the PC and all of the sports I do, a good long stretch flat on my back in bed feels just great!
Also, regarding the root of my night mental ruminations, do people ever get over their BPD/NPD parents? Is it true that there is no point in trying to reason her into less maladaptive modes?
Would the hypothyroid have an impact on my ability to sleep? Anyway, I guess I'll have a run at the endocrinologist.
Also, regarding the root of my night mental ruminations, do people ever get over their BPD/NPD parents? Is it true that there is no point in trying to reason my mother into less maladaptive modes?