I recently did a sleep study, which involved one night of "traditional"sleep study, taking 5 mini naps during the day (to test how long it takes to fall asleep) and finally a 24h period during which they “locked me up” in the dark, where I wasn’t allowed any stimulations, aka no phone, no TV, no reading, no talking, etc, just lie down in the dark and try to fall asleep. (I could just turn the lights on for mealtimes).
Do we agree this sounds like torture???
It’s very recent, but I’m still confused and slightly traumatised. I knew I wasn’t sleeping very well, but this was possibly the worst nights ever. I don’t think I managed to sleep more than 2-4h each, kept turning and tossing, my brain was through the roof and I was exhausted. No meds allowed of course.
I have the weird impression that ADHD brains just won’t calm down if they’re internally too exited and externally under aroused. I had already noted that playing video games worked to calm me down IN SOME CASES at night, in contrary to general advices. Sometimes passing out from exhaustion seems like the only way.
Anyway. Now I’m afraid and hate the idea of going to bed. I hated it so much I’ve wished someone could knock me down with a hammer the second night. Seriously. Not sure what the doctor’s appointment will turn out to be.