Just want to sleep

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Eyessoblue

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Just want to sleep
« on: March 31, 2018, 11:32:13 AM »
Is it normal to just want to sleep especially after emdr? Iíve been in bed 3 days sleeping on and off waking up more tired, crying loads and just havenít got a positive thought left in me. Is this normal? Iíve also noticed my hair is starting to fall out just donít know what is happening to me.

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Re: Just want to sleep
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2018, 11:36:28 AM »
Sleeping bouts for days on end after strenuous therapy? Yes! I don't do EMDR that's the only difference.
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Eyessoblue

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Re: Just want to sleep
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2018, 12:13:32 PM »
Blueberry thank you, as usual I just need some validation that Iím not going mad!! Thank you for making me feel Iím not...

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2018, 02:45:35 AM »
I know that feeling,  eyesofblue.  My EMDR therapist was on leave so I didn't have a session last week,  but I have been so, so tired. I have slept a lot and been so lethargic and unmotivated during the day.  Just sat around really.

It's just a thought but could the clock change have played a bit of a part? I am sure it affects me every time. 

It sounds as if you need the sleep to help cope with all of these emotions you are dealing with.  I would say, sleep as much as you like.  You are listening to your body and quite rightly so.

Take care.

Libby.

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Eyessoblue

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Re: Just want to sleep
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2018, 06:06:27 AM »
Libby thank you, yes could well be the clocks changing, I hadnít thought of that! Thank you.x

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Re: Just want to sleep
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2018, 08:54:22 AM »

EMDR is crazy tough.  I did it inpatient only and I can't imagine trying to do it and have to deal with life.  It took everything out of me.  One of the other patients said that when I came out I looked like I've been in combat.  I sort of was.  I can understand how you might need to rest and process for several days.  I'll be honest, I am not brave enough to do it outside of an inpatient setting.

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Eyessoblue

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Re: Just want to sleep
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2018, 09:16:00 AM »
Thank you Dee, yes I donít think I give myself credit for all the emdr Iíve been having, and going through a particular tough one is obviously going to take a lot more out of me. Well, Iíve slept and cried for a few days now and am starting to feel mor with it so hopefully on the way to feeling better. Got my last therapy session on Tuesday really worried about the in between struggle until I can go back again which is about 8 weeks time but Iíll have to keep trying to be optimistic! Hope all is ok with you?

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Dee

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Re: Just want to sleep
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2018, 10:07:31 AM »

I'm good, thank you for asking.

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Re: Just want to sleep
« Reply #8 on: April 03, 2018, 04:36:12 PM »
I am coming out of a long period of psychological abuse from my narcissist family when living with them - and I also have these symptoms of periodically being exhausted physically and I've also noticed my hair falling out more than usual in the past few weeks .. I'm figuring it's from the extreme stress caused by the last emotional abuse attack my NF dealt me last month before I finally moved out. I go through on & off phases of productivity vs. needing to completely do nothing.

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Re: Just want to sleep
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2018, 05:53:53 PM »
I haven't tried EDMR, but I can relate to how doing some therapy work can exhaust me. It takes a lot of energy to be able to let out many of our emotions from trauma, and sometimes we need a break. Sometimes I really do fall asleep when I'm that tired, and while I can still be stressed when I wake up, it's overall refreshing. We're human after all. We can only do so much, and so we need to rest.

Take care.
Hi there. :) Iím absolutely logical, but far from cold.