Hi everyone, in addition to the pain i am trying to heal, I have this adrenaline rush feeling I get. Sometimes it's during the day during a stressful situation but mostly when I get tired at night and need to sleep but can't relax enough to do so. Partly pain keeps me from sleeping, but also it's this weird thing where if I hear the littlest noise, i get very startled and jump and feel this jitteryness like adrenaline racing inside me. My teenagers dont always go to bed when I need to and I hear every little thing. Yet I'm so tired. It's like I'm so tired and if I can't go to sleep when I need to, something triggers this horrible adrenaline. I Never have caffeine and very little sugar in my diet. It's this this huge shaky, trembling unable to sleep feeling when i hear noise at night. Anyone else get this??? Is it just from the over stimulated nervous system? Also my husband said my breathing at night is terrible. Shallow, uneven, snoring, and I stop breathing several times a might. Very typical of sleep apnea I suppose. I never feel rested. I wake up so often and just jump and feel so startled and don't know why. My dreams are always something very anxious in nature- like something is always going wrong or stressful in the dream. I feel like I rarely get in a deep state of healing restorative sleep. Which I'm sure many of you have with insomnia, but what's up with the adrenaline, shaky feeling when trying to get to sleep when I feel so exhausted and tired to begin with??? What's the connection to this and the chronic pain? Will I ever get out if this cycle of pain!? Thanks for any insights.