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TechCherry3g : (28 November 2014 - 04:36 PM) I want to get a transgender sign tattoo with roses around it.
jennifer38 : (28 November 2014 - 03:55 AM) I had a good Thanksgiving.  Now, I deal with indigestion on this morning after.  ug.
PamalaFlinn : (27 November 2014 - 10:53 PM) Those who have took a turn and decided to take that path less traveled . Your choice has made Thanksgiving  a reminiscing point to give thanks for being alive and different .  Thanks to all life on earth , let us live together in peace and happiness.
cross2play : (27 November 2014 - 10:01 PM) Happy thanksgiving to all transgenders!
WarrenG : (27 November 2014 - 08:04 PM) Happy Thanksgiving everyone <3
pushkal : (27 November 2014 - 05:05 PM) Happy Thanksgiving
jennifer38 : (27 November 2014 - 07:10 AM) Happy Thanksgiving and God bless everyone.
UsernameOpti... : (27 November 2014 - 12:57 AM) Happy Turkey Day to all our American members where ever they may be.
EmmaSweet : (26 November 2014 - 04:41 PM) To everyone at TG Guide: thank you dearly for your support and friendship. I wish a very Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.
MonicaPz : (26 November 2014 - 04:11 PM) Cross2play, you have a link that takes me directly to your videos?  Thanks!
TechCherry3g : (26 November 2014 - 03:14 PM) Happy Thanksgiving!
Gennee : (26 November 2014 - 03:14 PM) Happy Thanksgiving!
cross2play : (25 November 2014 - 06:50 PM) And subscribe so I can make more videio's :)
cross2play : (25 November 2014 - 06:47 PM) jennifer38 watch my youtube channel - its exactly for conflicting self's!
EmmaSweet : (25 November 2014 - 04:42 PM) I'd found it this morning in the Hurfington Post and added it as a comment to my blog post on depression and suicide: http://www.huffingto...lar,transgender
CharityLynnC... : (25 November 2014 - 04:35 PM) yw ... postively trans facebook group  posted this and ive been posting this everywhere i can
UsernameOpti... : (25 November 2014 - 04:16 PM) A big thanks to Charity Lynn for finding this website.  We have added this link to the list of online resources in the Mental Health and Crisis Intervention forum.   As always, if you or someone you know is in IMMEDIATE danger of harm, dial 911 or the emergency number in your area.
CharityLynnC... : (25 November 2014 - 01:24 PM) if you know anyone in the transgender community who is feeling suicidal..please give them this website that has a  number they can call for help. http://www.translifeline.org/
jennifer38 : (25 November 2014 - 11:54 AM) I got my blog up and running!  Hallelujah!
jennifer38 : (25 November 2014 - 10:49 AM) I've been trying, all day, to start a blog.  I created it, but I can't find where to type the main text of my entries.  For now, I seem to have the easiest time with the shoutbox.  I know I'm heard, here, for sure, and I can easily find other stuff I've already typed, here.





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The Strangled Sleep

Posted by JanusTrepide , 24 April 2012 · 229 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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