PTSD & Night Time Struggles

Last night was rough. Every time I woke up my shirt would be soaked. I wasn’t having bad dreams that I remember. I took a sleeping medication I was prescribed by my psychiatrist. I never take it because I hate sleeping meds, they leave me feeling like crap the next day. I’m pretty sure I was up every few hours due to the medication. I won’t be taking it again.

Today I just feel off. You know that feeling you have when you don’t take your medication and you can tell. That’s how I feel.

This morning I asked to use my mom’s brush. My hair was everywhere and you could tell my hair had been soaked last night too.

I’m kinda curious how many times I can flip my pillow over in one night due to it being soaked. Haha

I think it’s interesting how even without night terrors my body still can get drenched. Does anyone with PTSD go through these same symptoms?

Published by Jeannette_PTSD

Hi, My name is Jeannette I'm 32. I'm diagnosed with Depression, Anxiety, Adhd, Panic Attacks, Bipolar2, PTSD and Borderline Personality Disorder. Im here to help others understand what life like now with these disorders they have.

25 thoughts on “PTSD & Night Time Struggles

  1. My boyfriend has ptsd and this happens to him a lot too, like last night. I try to keep pillow cases clean and handy for nights like that. It hurts my heart to watch him have night terrors, like I can’t do anything to help.

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      1. Agreed. I have to completely meditate. The last night terrors I had was sleeping next to my ex, as if my subconscious was telling me to run


  2. I am sorry to hear that you have had a difficult day. I used to have a lot of trouble sleeping, and would often lay awake all night just rolling over and over, my mind racing and my body aching. I have addressed this primarily through regular, consistent exercise and consistency in my sleep habits. I know that doesn’t work for everyone, but it helped me (though it took a long time and lots of patience). I hope that you are able to work towards a peace in your life that allows you to get rest and wake up refreshed and ready to step out into the day.

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  3. I am so sorry to hear you had a rough night. I don’t have night terrors but I do have PTSD and get very intense and vivid nightmares. I would say about once a week I wake up with the bed soaked in sweat. I take a sleeping pill and usually can’t remember my dreams when I do, but still get the sweats sometimes.

    I do find that meditation helps me a lot with getting a peaceful nights sleep. Doing some sort of calming meditation can make the difference between a good night and a challenging one. I’m sending you good vibes and home you find some peaceful sleep tonight!

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  4. I really struggled with this until my psych prescribed me cyproheptadine. We had to go well above the usual prescribed dosage but once we got it right, it definitely decreased the amount of nights I wake up soaked in sweat. I know how disconcerting it is and how hard it makes it to function the next day when the previous night was spent that way. I hope you’re able to find some relief.

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    1. Thank you for the great advice. I’ll bring it up with my psychiatrist Its not fun waking up 3times in one night just to change my clothes. Then yes, the next day can suck. Haha.


      1. Have you ever tried Prazosin? That’s what I was on at first. It worked great but it dropped my blood pressure too much. Apparently that was a fluke though. It is listed as one of the uncommon side effects.

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      2. Meds are so hit or miss. It is so stressful! As if the symptoms themselves weren’t distressing enough and then add the hit or miss or medication roulette.

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  5. I couldn’t sleep very much last night 😦 I suffer from post partum depression and PTSD Our daughter almost died soon after birth in a freak circumstance. Only God could have brought her through almost unscathed. I just reblogged her story. At
It is a daily struggle for me to push fear out of the way and Trust in Gods plan.
    I hope and pray you find relief 💜 much love to you

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