Showing posts with label insomnia. Show all posts
Showing posts with label insomnia. Show all posts

September 2, 2023

Being up between 1-4 AM and raging on social media 19 times isn't normal

  

My composite illustration
Read blog on single page here.

Click above to read article about Trump's Thursday night posting rant

By sheer chance as I write this there's a commercial for a new insomnia medication on TV.



From my perspective as a therapist I have written a lot on my blog  about Trump's mental health and the indications this is deteriorating. Some of what I and many others in my profession have observed there are signs he is moving towards having a psychotic episode. We can only make an educated guess about this. However, there is one thing we know for sure. Even if we ingore the content of what he posts on his personal megaphone, sometimes turned up in "volume" with all caps and manifesting projection and denial, and using words of rage, it is that he is up in the wee hours of the morning. 

Not only is he awake, he's wide awake enough to be on his Truth Social platform, he's looking for videos (like the one from a Mark Levin interview referenced below) to re-post, and he's expressing anger.

For example from the Raw Story article: 

"I am being 'railroaded' by a highly partisan and corrupt system of INJUSTICE, headed up by an opponent who is losing in the polls and, simultaneously with all of this, destroying our once Great Country! This Mark Levin interview is a MUST WATCH!" he wrote at approximately 3 am.


He then ranted, "Keep Indicting your Political Opponent, it makes no difference for what, or why. Keep him off the 'campaign trail' and in the courthouse instead. Don’t think of his Rights, the Constitution, or Liberty. Sit back and WATCH AMERICA CRUMBLE!"

Here's another article:

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This is from The Sleep Institute website:

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The following is what the institute has to say about stress and insomnia:

Stress can provoke a profound reaction in the body that poses a challenge to quality sleep. This stress response can come from work, school, and social relationships. Exposure to traumatic situations can create chronic stress, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

The body’s physical response to stress contributes to hyperarousal, and mental stress can have the same effect. The inability to sleep may itself become a source of stress, making it increasingly harder to break the cycle of stress and insomnia.

Researchers believe that some individuals are more vulnerable to stress-induced sleeping problems. These people are considered to have high “sleep reactivity,” which is tied to other issues affecting their sleep and their physical and mental health.

Obviously it is not normal to regularly be awake and expressing your anger between 1-4AM. It is frequently a sign a person is under extreme stress. People cannot function normally during the day if they don't get enough sleep. Their cognition and hence their ability to make rational decisions is often impaired. As Trump faces legal jeopardy this can only help the prosecution.

Here's a dated but related article:

Trump's ALL-CAPS RANT Is The Fourth Of July Hangover That Will Pound Your Brain

The former president weaponized the Caps Lock button in a screed against everything.

Former President Donald Trump’s ALL-CAPS RANT on Wednesday was as overdone as Fourth of July hot dogs left on the grill.

The 2024 Republican candidate for president pressed the Caps Lock key by the dawn’s early light and spewed false claims and fiery rhetoric.


“MASSIVE PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT IS CURRENTLY TAKING PLACE IN AMERICA. THE WEAPONIZATION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT CANNOT BE ALLOWED TO HAPPEN,” Trump wrote on Truth Social. “CRIME & INFLATION ARE RAMPANT, OUR BORDERS ARE OPEN, OUR ELECTIONS ARE RIGGED, OUR ECONOMY IS IN SHAMBLES, OUR ENERGY INDEPENDENCE IS GONE, OUR “LEADER” IS MERCILESSLY MOCKED, & OUR COUNTRY IS BEING DESTROYED BOTH INSIDE & OUT. DO THE PEOPLE OF THIS ONCE GREAT NATION EVEN HAVE A CHOICE BUT TO PROTEST THE POTENTIAL DOOM OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA??? 2024!!!”

The HUFFPOST article included a tweet from Republican Accountability:


They tweeted:

At this point, if he wants to emphasize a word he should put it in *lowercase*

This made me think of e.e. cummings whose poems mostly were written in lower case and bent the rules of punctuation. I know, putting Trump and e.e. cummings together is like comparing primroses to poison ivy.




For those of you who read the Trump posts so far, here are a couple of what are considered two of e.e. cummings best poems which you can read to restore your equanimity.

"I carry your heart with me" and "in just" below:

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                                      i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart)

in Just-
spring          when the world is mud-
luscious the little
lame balloonman

whistles          far          and wee

and eddieandbill come
running from marbles and
piracies and it's
spring

when the world is puddle-wonderful

the queer
old balloonman whistles
far          and             wee
and bettyandisbel come dancing

from hop-scotch and jump-rope and

it's
spring
and

         the

                  goat-footed

balloonMan          whistles
far
and
wee

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