i don't take medication. my problem is that i need to sleep/calm it, right? and stay put. i'm not depressed, and slowed down- i'm quite the opposite and my problem stems from managing this, and staying in my flat and sleeping and resting. does anybody here notice how much sleep is needed to rest one's brain after they are hearing things and having intrusive thoughts? when they've gone through a period of being high or going through flashbacks, and are high because of this? how much do you need? and if you take medication, does this interfere with the sleep cycle? cos i took diazepam recently and my sleep cycle was interfered with, i slept but it wasn't a proper sleep cycle where you go through REM sleep and i need this to feel rested and to not hear voices when i'm agitated/having flashbacks, feeling attacked. i was having lucid dreams and exhausted cos i was not getting good quality sleep, but at least it- the diazepam, dampened the agitation. it's only recently i've realised what sleep does to my head, and how for years i did not listen to my body and rest. i have to force myself to say "stay in bed, you're not going anywhere until you're better" and it's sometimes days. the last time i went through 20 hrs, in 3 days. that's 60 hours sleep and i felt amazing afterwards. any thoughts?