By Goddess Latest Reply 2009-05-29 22:54:13 -0500
Started 2008-08-15 20:24:21 -0500

Does anyone ever have trouble sleeping? There are times when I stay awake for 2 to 3 days and then there are days that I sleep for 2 days and miss my meds.

54 replies

vgarrison 2009-05-29 22:54:13 -0500 Report

Sleep apnea can be a very scray disorder. My 3 year old has it, and she has night terrors on top of it. She is going to have her tonsils taken out soon, so that should help the apnea…

Good luck to all that are having trouble sleeping, that is the pits!!!!!!!!


Goddess 2009-03-19 22:09:12 -0500 Report

I'm having a problem of sleeping for over 24 hours and missing all my meds. It's not any of my meds causing it. Any suggestions?????

Meridian - 26751
Meridian - 26751 2008-12-20 08:16:47 -0600 Report

Since being diagnosed with OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea), and then sleeping with my C-Pap ever since, I have slept like a baby. However, I had been prescribed Zoloft by my doctor shortly (a week or so) before that to help me sleep by not allowing me to get wrapped up in too much serious "problem solving" thinking while sleeping. So, since I have been using both I awake every morning between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m. fully rested and ready for the day. I go to bed around 7:00 p.m. due to working first shift.

There really isn't anything to worry about in a sleep study. The hospital I had mine done in had six rooms set up resembling motel rooms. The difference was the rooms were absolutely quiet and on the far wall pointed directly at the bed was a small, almost unnoticeable camera. The nurse comes in and hooks up a bunch of wires to you and you then try to sleep like the bionic man would. If you have to use the bathroom just ring the bell and the nurse is there in the blink of an eye. So don't fear the sleep study. The resulting diagnosis is well worth the hassle of packing an overnight bag.

Goddess 2008-12-20 15:40:05 -0600 Report

I believe you gave the boost I needed to have one done.

highlandcitygirl 2008-11-13 21:01:07 -0600 Report

i also have trouble sleeping. i toss and turn half the night,get up and go to the bathroom about 6-10 times. when i do sleep i often have nightmares. maybe i'll get a sleep test done. it might help.

Goddess 2008-11-13 02:57:49 -0600 Report

As you can see I am still awake.

vgarrison 2008-11-13 03:02:56 -0600 Report


I too am awake at this time…I know I was going thru periods in my life when I would sleep for days, then up for days…I think it was related to my depression…

I have been going thru some real poop this last week, and normally my reaction is to sleep the stress away, well for one I cant do that right now, because of the 3 year old, but now I just cant sleep.

I was given a prescription for ambien tuesday at my doctors appt, but havent taken any yet. I am afraid of sleeping too hard and not hearing my daughter when she has a nightmare or something…so here I am up at 3 am my time…


Goddess 2008-11-12 20:56:56 -0600 Report

I need some help. I'm sleeping way too much. What can I do? It's going to get worse with cold weather coming.

Lisa Ann
Lisa Ann 2008-10-24 12:07:17 -0500 Report

Most nights I sleep about 3 or 4 hours before I wake up to go to the bathroom. Most nights I go right back to sleep for about 3 hours, others I toss and turn for an hour or more. Don't know why I do that hasn't been going on that long maybe a year.

Goddess 2008-10-23 11:25:53 -0500 Report

Does anyone have the feeling that they don't where they are or who they are with? I wake up quite a few nights like that and also talking to someone.

anitamusser 2008-10-23 11:39:55 -0500 Report

I have that feeling when my sugar is low. I wake up in the floor not knowing where i am. I go to sleep fairly easily but dream a lot and wake up 3 or 4 times a night more tired than i was when i went to bed. I snore a lot also. I had a sleep study done and do have sleep apnea. I use a cpap machine and it has helped me lots. I think i also have restless leg syndrome because my legs dont want to stay still at night. My muscles just seem to jump.

caspersmama 2008-10-16 09:47:36 -0500 Report

I was having a hard time sleeping and with all the pain meds I take. I should not. So my doctor prescribed 1/2 valium for my sleepless nights. I take it when I can not get to sleep in a couple of hours. I take it and I sleep really well. I use it maybe 5 times a month. Since it is only 1/2 I do not have the next day "drowsies". I feel fine.

Goddess 2008-10-05 06:58:24 -0500 Report

I guess I will talk to my doc about a sleep study.

Petrea 2008-10-05 13:47:07 -0500 Report

Hi Misery: I hope you can have your sleep study. I have had about 10 or more over the years. I am sure they will be able to help you. They can try different things until they find the right one for you. The rooms are usually comfy and like staying in a nice motel room—-not like staying in a hospital and the testing doesn't hurt! Petrea

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-10-05 06:47:19 -0500 Report

I did my Sleep Study, the Room was like a Super Nice Hotel room. I had great TV, snacks, then beddy time and I have been on my CPAP for last 5 years. It truly helps. I also have Oxygen to go along. It is as needed tho!! Very easy to do.

wetinkwisdom 2008-09-20 06:19:12 -0500 Report

If you have trouble sleeping you need to go and get checked out by a doctor. That is not normal. I have had 2 sleep studies done and it turned out I had sleep apnea. I was fitted for a CPAP/mask and for the past 4 years my life and energy level has improved greatly. I never leave my home without my CPAP. It's a true life saver.

NamVet - 21894
NamVet - 21894 2008-09-20 03:36:12 -0500 Report

Never that long for me, but 12 to 18 hours sometimes. Just short naps for me is all I really get. Been that way for 5 or 6 years.

Goddess 2008-09-20 04:06:10 -0500 Report

Have you ever talked to a doctor about it?

Robert C. H.
Robert C. H. 2008-09-20 05:25:57 -0500 Report

Hi Misery, As the same as RYAN I did have trouble falling asleep at the wrong times,and the Dr. said it wa due to Pain, I had 5 major surgeries in 5 yrs, and on all kinds of pain Meds,which they had to increase doses, or I became imune so had to change. Now I am on Vicodan2 in am 2 in aft. and 2 in pm also on Fentenyl Patch replace erery two days and I am still in constant Pain so some of the meds do it to me

Ryan 2008-09-18 22:10:39 -0500 Report

I have trouble sleeping every night due to my pain. I tend to fall asleep when I am not supposed to like sitting at dinner, watching tv…etc. I just am so tired and sore and just being sore all day really drains your energy. It drains your physical energy as well as your mental energy. I've been given every type of sleep medication on the market, amphetamines to stay up, but then they raise my blood sugar levels.

MISS PAM 2008-09-19 13:46:52 -0500 Report

I feel for you in regards to pain. My doctor won't allow me to take sleep meds and I don't take pain meds everytime I have pain because I'm in pain everyday so I meditate, read and pray. And I thank God for those rare nights that I do get a good nights sleep.

Best wishes,
Miss Pam

MISS PAM 2008-09-19 13:46:54 -0500 Report

I feel for you in regards to pain. My doctor won't allow me to take sleep meds and I don't take pain meds everytime I have pain because I'm in pain everyday so I meditate, read and pray. And I thank God for those rare nights that I do get a good nights sleep.

Best wishes,
Miss Pam

Jlynn 2008-09-18 18:07:07 -0500 Report

…so glad for you to speak up.. thought it was just me.. I too have trouble sleeping. In the begining, when i was diagnose all i did was sleep..and when i was awake all i did was think about sleeping..crazy.

MISS PAM 2008-09-18 04:32:25 -0500 Report

Forgot to say I was tested for sleep apnea last Nov which I do have. I got my cpap mask in Feb and I do wear it when I go to bed whether I'm sleep or not. I will say that when I do finally sleep I sleep well.

Petrea 2008-09-18 06:56:51 -0500 Report

You may have to return to the Sleep Lab. Sometimes it takes several times to hit on the correct pressure for your mask. I was diagnosed in 1984 when most drs. weren't recognizing this as a real disorder. Over the years the drs. have changed the pressures and the meds. as my sleep patterns keep changing too. Hopefully they can land on something that can help you.

Goddess 2008-09-17 19:03:19 -0500 Report

Sometimes I sleep almost 24 hrs. and miss my meds. My docs don't know what is causing it. Any suggestions?

Petrea 2008-09-17 19:15:32 -0500 Report

See if your dr. will refer you to a sleep disorders clinic. They will study your sleep habits and your sleep patterns while you are sleeping and should be able to help you.


Debe Pendice
Debe Pendice 2008-09-17 20:30:23 -0500 Report

To the most I must get at least 1-2 hrs a sleep a night. I too was told to go to a sleep clinic. I haven't yet. I''m so ted at night but once I hit the pillow,I toss and turn. I could even cry because I don't know how I make it throgh some days or where I get the energy to mmove…

butterfly_8 2008-08-16 03:45:46 -0500 Report

This is intresting. This happens to me every few months. I skip a night of sleep. never more than one.I feel fine never tired,just not sleepy. This has happened to me for years. I know it is not connected to my diabetes.

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