Re: Sleep Problems
Have you tried getting a sleep study (polysomnography) to diagnose your sleep problems? Ask your primary doc to refer you for one. My suspicion is that you have a sleep breathing disorder such as obstructive sleep apnea or upper airway resistance syndrome judging from your symptons of insomnia, allergy problems and racing thoughts. Your limbic system is in overdrive probably because you are having difficulty breathing at night - apnea events are like little suffocations, which is very harmful to your nervous system. Your brain will not let you fall asleep easily because it is hyperaroused, hence the insomnia and racing thoughts. Your tongue is probably collapsing backwards in your airway due to the negative pressure in your throat from the apnea events which is the reason behind your itchy throat feeling. I'm mentioning this because I had the exact same problem as you and was puzzled for the longest time until I got a sleep study which diagnosed me with sleep apnea.
Last edited by phoebe368; 04-12-2013 at 09:41 PM.
Reason: forgot to mention