Quick Question

Quick question ~

For those of you with any autoimmune diseases, chronic pain issues, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, and any other mental health issues, sleep is so very important in managing and lessening the severity of symptoms of these kinds of things. So, the quick question – how many of you actually sleep well?

14 thoughts on “Quick Question

  1. I sleep like the dead. I’m falling asleep by nine or ten most nights. I’m utterly exhausted by my brain which is whirring manically from the moment I wake up and my body is knackered because I get a lot of exercise. The only time I slept badly was when I was drinking. It was an absolute killer. Waking up at 2am, feeling like death and unable to get back to sleep for a few hours, until eventually passing out just as the alarm was going off. I’ve had to ditch the booze. I basically just wear myself out, so in answer to your question, I sleep very well!! 😴😴😴

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  2. I usually sleep well also. Very occasionally have a night where I’m up for a half hour or so but my it doesn’t last too long or many nights. It’s happened when skipping meds though which I rarely do.

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  3. I have finally found the right combo of pain meds/sleep meds that allow me to sleep for 3-4 hours at a time and even though I wake in pain often, I can usually get about 5 – 6 hours a night which has allowed me to stay working full time. How about you? If not, talk to your new MD….it made a huge difference when I found a pain management MD who cared enough to hear me and work with me and my PMD.

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    1. I’ve had sleeping problems since I was a teenager. Many doctors and specialists have tried. Doesn’t work too well when occasionally something does work because very quickly I become tolerant.


  4. I have periods of sleeping well and then periods of not sleeping so well. Right now I’m in the midst of not getting a great nights sleep consistently but that could be because I’m pregnant. I am lucky though that I’m a stay-at-home mom so I can nap when my little girl naps so that’s a win I suppose. Overall, though I would say I have a difficult time feeling rested even if I’ve gotten the recommended hours of sleep.

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    1. That’s great about being able to nap, especially while pregnant. I can do that, too, but it is quite inconvenient to not be on the same page as the rest of the people in my world. Good luck with your pregnancy. I know that can be tricky regarding meds, too.

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      1. Thank you! Napping is certainly not always ideal because it can certainly be inconvenient but I figure I should enjoy it now before the new peanut arrives and I doubt I’ll be lucky enough to have both napping at the same time hahaha

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  5. I’ve read that eating starch without much protein in the evening can help with sleep. I’ve been trying that – eating cassava or some sweet potato around 9pm, and I think it does help me fall asleep quicker and stay asleep.


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