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    This article was interesting and might be helpful to some of us.
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    Alas, I myself suffer from chronic mild depression and I manage it with counselling and low dose medication. For decades. This is an interesting article, Gilli. Once in a blue moon my body simply refuses to fall asleep at all, and I end up pulling an all-nighter against my will. I stay in bed, in the dark, the whole night, hoping and waiting for sleep. I wonder if it’s my body’s natural “reset” button? It’s very rare I stay awake all night like that, but it does happen now and then. The result is that I feel less anxious as my brain largely shuts down and only thinks about the tasks at hand that need doing. It’s all it’s capable of thinking about! But I’ve not heard about this more structured approach as described in the article.
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    I must admit that I’m usually at my lowest after my 2 night shifts.

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    Do you mean mentally (or emotionally) Jenn?

    I think this is very interesting. I notice my OH sleeps more when he gets "down" and I recall my uncle (who has waves of depression) says some days he "just can't get out of bed" - but maybe a couple of nights without sleep would interrupt this sort of hibernation inclination and as the article says "reset the body clock".

    Though the correlation between lack of sleep and suicidal ideation is a bit worrying. It would obviously have to be done under strict supervision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenrenn View Post
    I must admit that I’m usually at my lowest after my 2 night shifts.
    Jen are you up again after sleeping properly as it seems the sleepless nights are supposed to help, but only in 50% of the cases.
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    The night after my 2 night shifts is not usually a good night sleep, I think im just over tired. I'm grouchy, snappy, tearful at times and not very nice to be with generally. Once I have a a good night im back to my normal self usually, until I have to go in again that is

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    That sound very tough Jen.
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