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Re: sleep and anxiety

Posted by Amelia_in_StPaul on April 26, 2009, at 14:45:07

In reply to sleep and anxiety, posted by garnet71 on April 24, 2009, at 22:28:31

Anxiety can cause sleep problems can cause anxiety (as I'm sure you're experiencing, unfortunately). But sleep problems are a double-edged sword. On the one hand, I have read studies (and my very decidedly non-alternative psychiatrist has brought this up too) that sleep deprivation is a bit of a curative for depression. On the other, if you are in REM sleep a lot, you are not in stage 4 sleep, and that's the restorative part, the part that repairs our muscles and get things all nice and fixed up so we feel refreshed in the morning.

I am in REM sleep way, way too much. Trazodone is supposed to help that, and to some extent I do think it increases stage 4, but not enough for my liking.




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