sleeping problems

By saber32 Latest Reply 2011-10-09 19:45:03 -0500
Started 2011-10-02 07:13:20 -0500

I have some sleeping problems
I sometimes stay up a week or more and sleep for three day.

I went to the doctor before about this all the doc said to do set a clock and wake up and go to bed 9 or 10 wake up at 6 or 7 in the morning do that for a week strength same time. next week should get on a time schedule then

I am wandering if there is a pill I can take to help me sleep better on top of my diabetics problems ?

18 replies

Mickie G
Mickie G 2011-10-09 06:11:13 -0500 Report

Wow I thought I was the only one who went days without sleeping then sleep a couple days. Melatonin helps sometimes for me, but not consistantly. I feel like a baby that has its days and nights switched. If you find something, especially if its natural, please let me know. Good luck

hillwalker 2011-10-09 01:06:58 -0500 Report

like a few other people i'm a night person i slep best in the early mornin preferably until noon. though at one time i experimented and found out that my natural sleep rythym is up for 24 hours sleep for 12 not conducive to working a real job

DragonDreams 2011-10-06 18:31:45 -0500 Report

Did you check out the sleep disorder community?

saber32 2011-10-07 00:18:01 -0500 Report

yes I did

DragonDreams 2011-10-07 10:58:43 -0500 Report

I sleep best with the sun in my face. I find it very hard to sleep at night. I asked my doc about a sleep study (about 4 years ago). Her response was "do you snore?" As if the ONLY sleep problem would be snoring. Yes, I am overweight, but that does not mean I snore. I have had a problem sleeping at night ever since puberty. I only feel tired during the daylight hours. If I actually manage to sleep at night, I might get 2-3 hours. Then I am so tired for the next several days. If I get to sleep during the day, I'll get 4-6 hours and can go for several days without feeling tired. Right now I've had about 4 hours of sleep total over the last 3 days. IMO different people have different natural sleep patterns. If you can find the time of day/night that you fell most tired, then try to sleep. You could keep a sleep journal to help you figure out when/what is affecting your sleep, and if there is a pattern to your sleep. These are just some basic suggestions. I hope you find a solution that works for you.

robinlove 2011-10-04 15:06:51 -0500 Report

Welcome to my world ): What is sleep? I think some people are just not day people. How is it going? Of course there are meds. I tried ambien but it gave me gruesome nightmares. I am on a lot of meds that should knock me out. That only works when I am 3plus days w/o more then a few catnaps. My doctor didn't believe me at first. Could you be depressed? That sometimes causes people to sleep like we do. If your doc approves why not try benadryl? It is over the counter and it helps many. It is an allergy medicine. Your on insulin right? If you have type 1 you are a mere child lol. I am an old hag with t2. Well 50. oh lol your t2 also.. YOu look very young.

saber32 2011-10-06 16:09:32 -0500 Report

thanks i already use benadryl I have to tack it when im not working first

robinlove 2011-10-07 02:56:46 -0500 Report

You might want to talk to your doctor about this. If benadryl knocks you out, why not get the tablet kind. Possibly break it in half and try it the night before you have a day off? Sleeping pills can either work , give you a drug hangover, or not work. I will have to check the sleep disorders forum for myself. As I said before I am a night person and always have been ):

jayabee52 2011-10-06 01:20:31 -0500 Report

Hey Robin! Be careful with the "old hag" language, especially at age 50. Wait till you're 59, almost 60.

robinlove 2011-10-06 09:08:44 -0500 Report

lol sorry. I meant it for me only. I just turned 50 and it's been rough on me. I have a sister older then 60 and she doesn't act or look it to me. I have so many health issues I feel so old much of the time

jayabee52 2011-10-08 03:12:50 -0500 Report

I know it wasn't directed at me - no worries -. But I didn't want you feeling older before your time. Sometimes I feel pretty old too.

hotwhllvr79 2011-10-03 07:01:44 -0500 Report

There is. It's called MELATONIN. Your body already makes Melatonin. It's the chemical that tells your brain it's time to sleep. I take it when my son snores and I can't go to sleep, or when my mind is too busy and won't shut up! You can get it where vitamins are sold. I have the "Natrol" brand in 5mg form Walgreens.