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EmmaSweet : (29 March 2015 - 04:19 PM) TJ: I'm so sorry to hear about your episode with your father. Perhaps he thought bringing the ham was a peace offering of sorts but also an excuse to come see how you're doing. Easy for me to say but maybe it's time to set some boundaries with him. His feelings are okay but not his behavior.
ViBetaSCOT : (29 March 2015 - 11:08 AM) Hi Sara you are so sweet and kind!!!!!!!!!!!Lots of Bright Blessings to youand youre
TJDavies : (29 March 2015 - 10:28 AM) For the most part, my relationship is pretty terrible with him. Usually after 15 minutes I'm back inside crying my eyes out or having an anxiety attack. He just randomly brings me food.
TJDavies : (29 March 2015 - 10:27 AM) Ehhhhhh not as much of a peace offering because he still yelled at me for being a part of LGBT* organizations openly. It was probably because on Palm sunday our extended family goes to his house for dinner (as well as on easter) and he had some extra stuff.
veronicabeta : (29 March 2015 - 07:38 AM) Hello Charl, Hello Sweet, Hello Karen
veronicabeta : (29 March 2015 - 07:22 AM) Seems these days, the only times I can recall clearly is the ones that meant something to both of us.
veronicabeta : (29 March 2015 - 07:21 AM) TJDavies, if you were my kid? It would be Spaghetti. Your dad's a person too. Don't miss a second you can spend with him. I am so glad, I spent so much "trivial" time with mine, now that he's been gone all these years, it SO makes a difference in my life.
Lori : (28 March 2015 - 09:34 PM) That's what I was thinking. Maybe your dad is making an effort to reach out and maybe even to understand. Best of luck to you and your dad.
UsernameOpti... : (28 March 2015 - 09:32 PM) Peace offering, maybe?
TJDavies : (28 March 2015 - 05:07 PM) So, My dad called me an hour and a half ago to tell me he's bringing me a ham..... I haven't seen this man in 2 months.... He brings me a ham in times of stress that I don't even mention to him. My relationship with this man confuses me because he talks to much crap about me being Trans but then brings me ham.
MonicaPz : (28 March 2015 - 05:06 PM) Emma, always liked a lady who is ahead of the game!  LOL!
EmmaSweet : (28 March 2015 - 09:08 AM) Well, this is worth Shouting about: I just finished and submitted our taxes, just more than two weeks before they are due!!! :)
MelodySchwartz : (27 March 2015 - 05:56 PM) Hello everyone.....I have been so very busy. I so wish I could blog everyday...
veronicabeta : (27 March 2015 - 11:47 AM) Welcome Brian and brightest of Blessings
jennifer38 : (27 March 2015 - 07:35 AM) Too cold for late March here in the Pittsburgh area.  Glad it will warm up, next week.
TJDavies : (27 March 2015 - 05:12 AM) It's raining here. Meh. I have to clean my room so my landlord can show the house D:
Bonnie : (27 March 2015 - 04:57 AM) It is snowing here today.
Bonnie : (27 March 2015 - 04:56 AM) Welcome Brian and thank you!
Brians3420 : (27 March 2015 - 12:34 AM) i' a new member and have been needing to take this step in my life for some time now. I just wanted 2 tell everyone out there that you are the most special unique loyal group of friend or lovers that a man could ask for . So please keep being yourselves and I love you allm Have a nice day! xoxoxoxox
veronicabeta : (25 March 2015 - 08:41 PM) Really begining to enjoy Spring. The change in the amount of daylight? FABULOUS ! :)





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The Strangled Sleep

Posted by JanusTrepide , 24 April 2012 · 281 views

Can gender dysphoria cause sleep problems?

I should be asleep right now, but I'm up way earlier than I'm supposed to be and it isn't the first time.

I'm used to a certain amount of insomnia after working 3rd shift for over a decade. That changed two weeks ago, and after a brief period of instability I've been living on a normal sleep schedule for the past week or so. It's been great for me and for my family. Well, at least the waking part. At night, I feel like I spend a considerable amount of time in bed either dreaming vivid dreams or tossing and turning. I think the transgender confusion is causing it. Feels like it based on some of the dreams and odd thoughts that race through my head during the tossing & turning phase.

Like I said, life has been pretty good over the past week. My marriage is on much more solid ground than it has been in a while. But the TG cloud still poses a threat. I went over some of those issues in a previous blog (http://tgguide.com/m...espair-is-king/).  My wife and I both worry one of us will eventually leave the other over this whole situation. She predicted we'll just end up at an impasse and split from there. Hopefully not. Hopefully we can make compromises to both sides' satisfaction. For now, I guess I'll enjoy the days and endure the fitful nights until a resolution can be found.




I recall having sleep problems as I wrestled with all the gender issues back in transition. I still have sleep problems but for different reasons these days. I find that if I take a Melatonin (a natural compound found in the market's vitamin section) that I am usually able to fall asleep and stay asleep.
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I had some sleep issues (nightmares in my case)  as well my therapist suggested I keep a dream journal, I always have had vivid dreams so I don't know what causes them the best I can suggest is work out in some free time and it will exhaust your body to sleep better.
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JanusTrepide
Apr 25 2012 04:11 PM
Thanks for the suggestions!  I have actually been jotting down moments that stick out in my dreams, Brittany.  I keep thinking maybe they're telling me something.  My wife and I have been starting our mornings with a workout.  I guess I could do more.  Lori, I'm not a big vitamin taker, but if it gets really bad I'll definitely look into Melatonin
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