Hope you're well too O:-)
I just newly registered.
I'm still relatively young, a late uni student. For the past 15 years I've been living with a slowly deteriorating health condition that's now progressing faster, thus getting more and more issues of breathlessness, when changing positions it can increase, especially when I lay down from standing to the bed.
As my body's own coping mechanism, not a good one :-P, I'm now usually going to sleep in two bits, first just sort of half-sitting on my bed and sleeping some like that and then when I wake up, I lay down more on two pillows.
I'm new to this ''stage'' and my nights are completely different now... yak. Before I was a superb sleeper, famous for my every day quick trip to dreamland! :-)
Now going to sleep, emotionally, is a big big issue, stuffed with anxiety and with those creepy feelings, ugh. My bed doesn't feel like a secure nest any more. I'm thinking on one of those triangle shape pillows that create a comfortable angle (also because of my swallowing/drooling issues). I live by myself with no family.
Often I feel that it would be good to chat a little to someone on the phone before I drift off but, the thing is, my go-to-bed time varies.
What's the best way to do it? I'm reading that you close your helpline around 6 Pm.
Who to call after for some de-stressing talk?
I'm quite nervous of calling ANY helpline yet :-DDD so I'm training myself up to it by composing this post.
Me writing this up here is a huge step forward for me!
I'm thinking that if I'd call a helpline telling that I just would like to chat a little before I go to sleep because the set up of my bed needs to be adjusted due to where I am now health wise... maybe they would just laugh at me :-( We have a student helpline that goes into the night... but I'm not sure if that would be the best way.
I mean, from the outside it doesn't seem like a big issue maybe, pillows and posture of sleeping changing but to me it is a huge issue at the moment, one very practical and very emotional.
I feel quite defeated at the moment, naturally :-P
Thank you for reading!
I'm looking forward to reading your reply, Brigette.