Please help with sleep problems

Posted by 0616 @0616, Jun 27 10:45am

Please help with sleep problems.

@0616 I’m really sorry to hear that you have sleeping problems. So did I until I got some help. This information from Mayo Clinic is pretty much what I did. I had to make a lot of changes, but eventually it worked.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/in-depth/insomnia-treatment/art-20046677
Have you discussed this with your doctor to make sure you haven’t any problems? Give it a try!

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Hi @0616, I added your message to the Sleep Health group as well as the Aging Well group. I noticed that you mentioned in another discussion that you have sleep disturbances. Can you describe what disturbs your sleep? Do you fall asleep but sleep is interrupted?

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I sometimes can fall asleep as soon as I go to bed. However, either disturbing dreams or having to use the bathroom do wake me. From then on I am awake for the rest of the night. During the day I find I have no energy even for the one hobby I love best which is gardening.

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@0616

I sometimes can fall asleep as soon as I go to bed. However, either disturbing dreams or having to use the bathroom do wake me. From then on I am awake for the rest of the night. During the day I find I have no energy even for the one hobby I love best which is gardening.

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Me too. What a pan

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@lydiaburger

Me too. What a pan

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Hi @lydiaburger, Welcome to Connect. You mentioned having the same problems sleeping as @0616. Have either of you been tested for sleep apnea? It can be the reason for no energy or fatigue during the day. Here is a little information on sleep apnea.

Do I have sleep apnea?: https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/do-i-have-sleep-apnea
Mayo Clinic Q and A: Diagnosing sleep apnea: https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-diagnosing-sleep-apnea/

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Thank you for the information.

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@0616,Hi I m someone that has sleep apnea and wanted to add that I really did't think much about it until my Wife noticed that I would have these breathing issues at night while sleeping and suggested i get it checked. Well that was about 7 years ago and I did have it once they did a sleep study. So i would suggest having one done it will really help if that is the issue. I now wear a CPAP machine at night and i sleep much better. Lets us know how things turn out.

Have a Blessed Day
Dana

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Thank you Dana for your suggestion.

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My husband has severe neuropathy in his feet due to diabetes. He take 2 Gabapentin before bed and he still can't get to sleep until midnight. Then he is awake every hour. Any ideas on what he needs to do? I am very worried about him. He doesn't want to see his PC because of Covid 19. Thank you for your help.

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@jmb73

My husband has severe neuropathy in his feet due to diabetes. He take 2 Gabapentin before bed and he still can't get to sleep until midnight. Then he is awake every hour. Any ideas on what he needs to do? I am very worried about him. He doesn't want to see his PC because of Covid 19. Thank you for your help.

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@jmb73, Sorry to hear your husband is having trouble sleeping due to the neuropathy pain in his feet. Is his diabetes under control? Here is an article that you may find helpful.

Is it possible to reverse diabetic neuropathy?: https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317923

Would it help to call the doctor's office or medical facility and ask them what precautions they are taking for patient appointments with the current COVID-19 situation, then share it with your husband to hopefully alleviate his concern? I've had several appointments now at Mayo Clinic and they really go the extra mile in protecting their patients and employees. Everyone must wear a mask and be screened for COVID-19 by taking their temperature and asking related questions.

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@0616

I sometimes can fall asleep as soon as I go to bed. However, either disturbing dreams or having to use the bathroom do wake me. From then on I am awake for the rest of the night. During the day I find I have no energy even for the one hobby I love best which is gardening.

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I have trouble sleeping as my mind doesn't seem to turn off. I did notice that when I took higher doses of Melatonin I would get vivid nightmares. Now take 3 mg which works better. Another is spray my pillows and sheets lightly with lavender mist which seems to help.

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Thanks for sharing your regimens for sleeping better. I will try them.

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@0616 Just checking to see if you had better sleep. I'm a very lite sleeper and wondered if you found anything helpful.

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A tincture of THC/CBD taken under the tongue at bedtime quiets my mind and provides restful sleep with minimal hangover the following day. Stay away from the Benzos, they are terrible.

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One thing that has helped with snoring is to put a postage size piece of medical tape over your lips when you sleep. I read about this in the book Breath and it is working for us. Our snoring has reduced and we are having less wakefullness with sleep. It took about 7-10 days to adjust, but it works. Don't cover your entire mouth/lips, just a vertical piece of medical tape below nose to chin.

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