SLEEPING after coming off heavily sedating psych drugs. It gets better.

My sleep has come back slowly. One of the few MDs I've worked with who has been helpful has a specialty in sleep medicine. When I met him I was lucky if I slept one hour a night and I didn't tolerate anything (supplement or psych drug wise) to help support sleep...he assured me that what he called my "sleep architecture" would come back...(he also is familiar with the sort of iatrogenic brain injury we get from the psych meds) ... in any case his words stay with me even now and I have a palpable sense of my body reconstructing my sleep architecture over time...now I can take a few supplement supports and herbs as well...but time, also, really continues to matter. I went from 0-2 hours a night (a few years of that) to 2-4 hours a night (a couple of years) and now I'm at 4-6 hours and occasionally sleep 7 or 8 hours...it's been a trip! I continue to heal. … [click on title for the rest of the post]

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