Not sleeping through the night. Looking for non medicated remedies
Getting so I hate to go to bed. I wake up often and mornings I feel very bad. I don’t like to take meds so I just grumble and bear it.I sometimes think I have sleep apnea.
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Hello @ryman, have you been seen by a physician for diagnosis of sleep apnea? That would be a great place for you to start. Maybe there is something going on that you are not aware of, causing your restlessness?
Since you don’t like taking medication, is there something natural you can do or take that would suit your needs?
Here is a link I was able to dig up on 5 ways to sleep more sound. http://mayocl.in/2nPDfBT I found it interesting and hope you do too.
@ryman, would you be interested in changing the topic title on your post so when other members are searching to meet someone who is also suffering from waking often and feeling bad in the mornings, it’s easier to find you? Might I suggest something like “Not sleeping through the night- looking for non medicated remedies…Any suggestions?”
Thank you. Sleep is one of my problems. Recently I was diagnosed with low level oxygen and they wanted to give me nighttime oxygen. I thought I would have a sleep test then but they had me wear an oximeter one night at home. Insurance said it didn’t stay low long enough. Anyway, I am having a lot of dizziness and other symptoms so this week I have a brain MRI, a halter monitor test and see a neurologist. I will see where that goes. I will check out the website. Thank you. And how do I change the title of my post?
I’ve changed the title of this thread as Jamie suggested. Only administrators can change thread titles. Let me know if you’d like it changed to something else.
Sounds like you have a number of issues that you’re tackling with your care team. I hope you get to the bottom of with the upcoming tests.
What a frustrating cycle. It can be so difficult to diagnose, treat and correct sleep complications. I have had sever episodes of insomnia off and on for many years. Right now I seriously think I have my days and nights mixed up.
Here is a link with some great information on causes and treatments of insomnia. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/insomnia/symptoms-causes/dxc-20256961
Prayers for restful sleep soon!!
Thank you for your replies. The MRI showed white matter lesions. This week I have a spinaltap,of which I am terrified, to see if it is from the Lyme and Sarcoidosis. I suppose my sleep problems come from whatever is going on there. Some days if I don’t take a nap I would actually fall asleep on my feet. Some days I don’t need a nap at all, others I need to take several. Hopefully, the spinal will answer some questions.
we hope you are in the right direction to getting some much needed answers. I bet this whole process has been tough. Please keep us updated on your prognosis.
Hi, @ryman — you’d mentioned before you were having some sleeping problems, getting to hate going to bed, and feeling very bad in the mornings. Wondering how that is going?
You’d also said you were getting a spinal tap. Did this give you any helpful information?
“Insurance said it didn’t stay low long enough.”
It is really frustrating these days how insurance companies think they can do a better diagnosis than your doctors without ever even seeing you.
Welcome to Connect, @n7mk. Do you also have problems sleeping through the night? I usually do too. I always have to get up several times to go to the bathroom. I live in an area that experiences snow and winter temperatures. It is particularly cold this year and I have found the hibernation instinct to be really helpful right now. Despite having to get up in the night, I am able to fall asleep again easily and deeply. I’m hoping this continues for an extended period of time.
What wakes you at night?
I find that the slightest noise will wake me up around midnight and in the early morning. I associate it with the sound of newspapers being delivered as my bedroom is on the side of the house with the patio backing up to the street.
Instead of staying in bed tossing and turning I get up, make a cup of Celestial Tension Tamer herbal tea, toast a couple of sourdour bread slices with buttery spread and then play solitaire on the computer. It takes 15-20 minutes and then I get sleepy, go to bed and sleep for the rest of the night. The result is about 6-7 hour of unbroken sleep.
I used to have trouble falling asleep when I first went to be at night. Now I take two tablespoons of tart cherry juice at bedtime and now fall asleep right away. I don't take it in the middle of the night because it has carbs (sugar).
I hope this information helps others as I know how debilating lack of sleep is during a restless night.