About Me: Male, 48, Montreal, PQ, member since Feb 2012
I have not slept properly since I was very young - by the time I was 10 I was already spending hours awake trying to fall asleep - I have a very high anxiety level which is somewhat genetic and alot caused by my older brother who would terrorize me by trapping me in sle
[More]eping bags, hanging me off the balcony, throwing me off things, and taunting me and quick punches - from the time i was 17 I started medicating myself with alcohol but would only sleep until 3 am - lie awake until 6 thinking over my problems. Then at 35 I found Imovane and became quickly a fan - I slept well but after getting to the point of using it constantly for a number of years it also stopped helping me sleep through the night. When I try and sleep on my own one of two things happens either i cannot get to sleep or more commonly i go through a period of a few hours in which as soon as I start to fall asleep I have terrifying visions of falling through the sky and I immediately wake back up - this can occur many times before i finally fall asleep. I have never been able to nap. Any ideas?
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