I have my good days and so so days. I do sleep.
There is a good amount of science how to improve the quality of your sleep.
I plan on sharing more info with you all.
For those who have a healthy night of sleep, please share what you think is the reason why you just sleep well.
I am awake off and on seemingly all night. I think a lot of it is owing to having a stressful job, but I have also wondered if I possibly have sleep apnea or some other issue. Excited to read the responses to this group!
I need to remember to get benadryl. My sleep is usual 4 or 5 am till 11:30 am or 12:30 am to none depending what doctor appointments I have. However if I do a lot of walking to the store or when I go to the city for doctor appointments, I always end up sleepiong from 5 or 6 pm till 11 pm, which is good timing because my guide dog needs toi go out for relief!
I sleep really well. Moving from dialysis to transplant made all the difference in the world. These days I close my eyes and am gone very quickly. It's nice.
I take one 0.5mg alprazolan and still wasnt sleeping well doctors told me to take 2 Benadrly it works like a charm
I forgot, but I think that is the generic for the sleep med I was prescribed, Prosom. It doesn't help, but no one suggested Benadryl which did work with IV treatments post tx.
I am up and down all night, seems like i fall asleep as the sun somes up. My transplant RN asked if I am a vampire?
I am like that to. If I am sick, I do sleep more. With last hospital stay I have been sleeping more than my usual 2 to 3 hours sleeps, but I am slowly getting back to my normal insomnia pattern. I know pretty much what is on thru the night. However it does allow me to miss all the day time talk shows due to sleep, doctor appointments, and dog care.
I have good and not so good nites. I can do my whole laundry while i'm up at nite. So if during the day I need a nap, I take it.
It can depend. If I have my acid under control, I can then usually sleep better. However, if I did not take something for sleep, I would sleep for a few hours than wake up, have to go to sleep again, then wake up again, have to go back to sleep, etc. until it is time to get up. I did this even before I became ill with the digestive problems that led eventually to me needing a transplant. I think partly it was due to stress I put on myself. I take 15mg of temazepam each night to help.
I do have other techniques that help me sleep better besides the medication. I notice that these things help me as well: sleeping in a quiet, dark as possible room, having my head elevated to 40 degrees with an inflatable wedge under the head of my bed, being slightly cool such as by turning on a fan if necessary or taking off my socks. I do feedings through a tube that goes into my stomach at night while I sleep, and I think sleeping while doing this helps me tolerate it better. Plus I want to try to eat orally during the day.
I do not sleep well at night but believe that it is menopause. I have tried melatonin but it didnt seem to help. Tylenol pm is okay but makes groggy the next day. Yoga does help me sleep better but mostly i am just a night owl. And no i am not a vampire..haha
In my experience a couple of things that has helped me sleep well in the night is,
I rarely sleep in the afternoons.
I have an early and light dinner and sleep two hours after dinner.
I think u need to slow down at your job and give health more priority than anything else.