|I, like most people in the forum, have been experiencing sleep difficulties for a long time-on and off since childhood. My post here concerns one aspect in particular which occurs about 3 to 5 times a month. While trying to sleep I feel like an electrical current is coursing through my body. It is not 'shocking' but it feels more like currents of energy. This can go on for hours and prevent sleep all together. I feel aggressive or moody, maybe like a repressed marathon waiting to happen, a heightening of sexual desire, or a need to wiggle or rock to get some energy out. At the same time, mentally I can't stop the brain chatter, the senseless and ceaseless chatter. 'The energy' tends to be accompanied with a busy mind, but the busy mind is not always accompanied by 'the energy'. |
I know that this feeling has a relationship to alcohol consumption, late night eating namely of sugary foods, and I believe there is also a relation to my female hormone cycle (in the past high consumption of fish oil has, I believe reduce the occurrence or severity of 'the energy). I have more general sleep issues, such as an overactive mind. Sleep aids such as xanax or lunesta tend to help this aspect of insomnia but not 'the energy'. Naturally, as opposed to assisted sleep, my sleep rhythm tends to kick in around 4 or 5 am, which is not conducive to living a 'normal life' by any means. I have searched on the internet for what I am calling 'the energy' but do not believe it fits in with 'restless leg syndrome' insofar as it feels like a deeper and often sexual energy which makes me feel intolerable inside both physically and mentally. If anyone has experienced similar energies which prevent sleep or can advise me on possible key words to search under that would be greatly appreciated. I have of course sought out both holistic (melatonin actually gives me vivid dreams and more energy, consumption of B vitamins during) and psychological treatment which has thus far not helped alleviate the 'energy'. Please and thank you I appreciate you taking the time to read this.