Hi I was just wondering if anyone had any updates?
I've been doing the wim hof breathing twice a day for over a month now, and can now hold my breath for up to a minute on an exhale and I'm still jerking awake all the time.
I am also on beta blockers which was another suggestion.
I've been trying to exercise while breathing through my nose but haven't managed it as much as I would like.
It's a lot to do and I'm starting to think it was all for nothing, nothing has changed.
I just feel like nothing is working and am starting to lose hope
It seems like it worked quite quickly for all of you? Or I just expecting too much?
This is all so helpful!
I've done a lot of research today and I really think you are right. I have a lot of the other symptoms of an over active nervous system too. I can't thank you enough for all your help. It seems the people on here are way more clued up that any doctor I've spoken to. Thanks again!
Hi i don't know how old this is but I have a question, I'm going through the same thing and doing my research, I think the co2 thing makes sense
My question is about how you said the belly breathing made it worse? I've been told to do this by my therapist ( very recently so it's not the culprit) for my anxiety. I assumed it would have the same effect as holding your breath? Is this not the case? I'm a bit confused
Ok that makes sense. I've definitely had anxiety seemingly for no reason all my life
So I wonder if that's maybe what's causing my nervous system to be in overdrive, or the other way around? Maybe it doesn't matter. I'm definitely going to work on my anxiety and breathing but hopefully a beta blocker could help take the edge off too. It seems to just be a cycle that feeds itself. My last question to you is how do I find out if my nervous system is in overdrive? Is there a way to diagnose this?
Would I need to be referred to a neurologist?
I do worry that I might be put on a different beta blocker but I did read that they are prescribed for high blood pressure, which I've just found out I have and I also read that can be a symptom of over active nervous system ( I know I'm not wording that right but you know what I mean haha)
So that all seems to make sense to me!
Thank you again so much for all your help I feel like I'm finally on the road to sorting this out. You could be a genuine life saver!
I wonder if you know why nadonol worked and the other two did not? I've asked for beta blockers before and was put on propranolol for anxiety and it didn't seem to help. I'm not sure if I can get nadonol where I am (scotland) but it would help if I knew what it was about this one in connection to the central nervous system?
I obviously do struggle with anxiety as well but you're saying it's not that? Isn't this central nervous system issue kind of set off because of anxiety? Sorry I'm just a bit confused
Hi I'm not sure if this comment was for me but I'm going to reply and say thank you nonetheless!
I have seen things about the co2 in your body and am definitely going to start trying this. If anyone else has done this and it worked please let me know!
First of all thank you so much for taking the time to reply I really appreciate it! I've been seeing things similar to this and I must admit I've wondered if it has to do with my anxiety, which is always high but obviously in over drive when I can't sleep. That seems to be the catch 22 here because how can I control my anxiety if I can't sleep? I have a genuine fear of not sleeping now as I've suffered from long bouts of insomnia as well. It just seems to never end!
I did consider beta blockers but I've heard they sometimes make it hard to sleep too so I was afraid to try. I suppose it's worth a shot though.
I think you're onto something with your nervous system sending a rush of adrenaline I've definitely felt that. It's just confusing to me because other times I wake up and clearly haven't been breathing so is it sleep apnea or not?
Thanks again sorry for the long reply
Ok I will look into this, yeah I have a resmed auto 10
I know my machine has an sd card but couldn't figure out how to use it I was trying to fit it into my laptop! So you need an actual reader?
Thank you so much for replying I greatly appreciate it!
I dont know how old this is but I'm suffering from the same thing it seems. I am jerking awake every time I fall asleep and my mental health is so bad. After reading this I am absolutely terrified that nothing will ever help.
Has anyone gotten anywhere? I assumed I had OSA because I am overweight and I snore, but maybe its not that. I haven't had the results of my sleep study yet but have been using a cpap I bought, but I still jerk awake. I feel like I am going insane. I can't live like this much longer
Hi I really hope someone can help
My sleep apnea causes me to jerk awake every single time I fall asleep.
I haven't slept more than 4 hours a night for months. I have an auto cpap machine and it doesn't work?? I still just jerk awake, either seemingly from an apnea, or a few times it's been from the burst of air from the machine. I've also tried turning it to the cpap setting and every time I jerked awake I would turn the pressure up until it was at the absolute highest and still didn't seem to stop the apnea. I am really losing hope.
I dont know what my pressure is as I bought the machine. I've done a sleep study on NHS but they won't give me the results and are saying it will be months.
So I'm hoping someone who knows more about cpap might know or has been through the same thing?
I worry that auto just isn't for me but I don't know what to set it to. I also saw that it could be due to the comfort setting? I turned it to 3 as I found the cpap really over whelming to wear at first.
Sorry for the long story but I just wanted to try and be clear. I would be so grateful if anyone had any advice. I am so low because of this I just never sleep at all