a cure for good sleep with type 2

By Anonymous Latest Reply 2011-09-01 11:09:33 -0500
Started 2011-08-31 14:47:13 -0500

Does anyone one have a good cure for not sleeping properly and sound. I've tried the PM tablets ,even Melatonin but I'm still weary daily from lack of sleep.

5 replies

ShellyLargent 2011-09-01 11:09:33 -0500 Report

I found that if I increased my daily exercise, that helped me sleep better at night. My husband and I walk around our neighborhood in the evenings, but some nights, it's just not enough. I'll do an extra "lap" or two if it's still light enough, or even playing on the Wii for an hour or so with my daughter seems to help. I also have to have something to wind me down before bed. I'll either read, do a crossword puzzle, or listen to my iPod. I've tried sleeping pills before, but I'm afraid of going low and not waking up because of the pills. Plus they always leave me so sleepy for most of the following day. Hope you do find something that helps you!

Gemm 2011-09-01 10:16:23 -0500 Report

I have had a lot of problems sleeping due to chronic pain from OA. For my birthday this year my husband bought me a pillow-top mattress that has really helped me tremendously. I couldn't believe how much of a difference it made in my quality and even quantity of sleep. I hadn't slept completely through the night in so long I had forgotten what it was like not to wake up every hour or so from pain. I had even talked to my doctor several times about this and he had recommended a mattress such as this to me.

As George mentioned, sleep apnea can keep people from sleeping well. We have a couple of friends who have it and use CPAP machines. Both of them could not believe the difference before/after getting one. I would also suggest besides a mattress check talking to your doctor about having a sleep study done.

To help me relax when I'm stressed or just to chill out a bit while getting ready for sleep I do use some teas. Celestial Seasonings has several types that are great for relaxing and as a sleep aid as well. I have used several of them for different things for many years and as long as the ingredients don't interact negatively with any medications we may have they are a great way to relieve stress or just to chill out.

HUGS to all

janfran 2011-09-01 10:30:20 -0500 Report

Try taking a supplement called Alpha Lipoic Acid…great anti-inflammatory. I started taking 600 mcg daily after I was diagnosed with two herniated discs…one in my neck and one in my lower back. Had chronic siatica and neuropathies from that and now Diabetic. But stopped going to chiropractor after 6 months…helped relieve spasms. It's a great thing because I earn my living in front of a computer 3-4 thousand hours a year!!

George1947 2011-08-31 22:24:44 -0500 Report

Have you checked with your doctor about other causes of your sleep problems? I have central sleep apnea so I wear a mask to keep me breathing. Also how much coffee and other stimulants do you consune during the day? There are other reasons you could be having trouble sleeping, so good luck with figuring this out…

realsis77 2011-08-31 14:59:52 -0500 Report

Hi :) have you tried an herbal remody? Perhaps and herbal store has a healthy alternative to sleeping pills? Usually they are vey helpful at the herbal stores and if you tell them what you are expirencing and what you have tried they might have a healthy herbal remody for you such as a tablet or tea? I find herbs to be very helpful in certain situations. Maybe they can come up with something that would be very benificial to your problem. And with herbs side effects usually are minimal! Also having diabetes this might be a good safe healthy choice! Any herbal or vitimin store should be able to help. I hope you get some relief soon because I know how awful it feels not to get a good nights sleep! It basically ruins the whole next day! God bless you and I hope this helps you in some way! Good luck! :)