i dont sleep well 4 the past 2 months, cant get to sleep till 5 or 6 in the morn and then i sleep till 6:30 in the evening, this is not like me.. i need help please.
Sleep apnea I believe is a breathing problem, you can read more about it right here on drug.com. Unless your pain is associated with you having breathing problems etc I don't think sleep apnea would be the issue. Of course I am no Dr and all I have to offer is my own experiences and others in my life but I too have many sleepless nights due to pain. I think whatever is causing your pain has part to do with your sleeping pattern. My pain has caused me to change my entire life n since I a dread going to sleep cause of pain my sleep schedule is completely crazy. You are getting12 hours!! woo hoo not wanting to sound sarcastic at all please forgive me if I do but I rarely sleep 12 hours in a week due to my pain I couldn't imagine 1 day. I feel like I am being slowly cut, sawed, beaten set on fire and so on if I lay in same position or in wrong position for few minutes so I just try not to sleep. Which is causing me many more problems. It is bad for me physically n mentally.
I would love to help you more if you can tell me more about your pain and do you take sleep meds n you said past 2 months did you have an accident 2 months ago etc. ? I apologize I realize I rambled on about my issues more then answering the question but I have the best intentions like I said without sleep my mind is not well either. I never imagined my life to take such a bad turn especially health wise I have always been a strong n healthy woman n now I doubt I will ever ever have my life back. Please do yourself a favor n get help for whatever is causing your pain n change in sleeping patterns, I didn't get help soon enough n I am a mess. Depression can cause us a lot of problems too. I was depressed before I had neck n back injuries but now I have been living with major depression for many years n it causes a lot of my sleeping issues almost as much as my physical issues. Well I hope I helped somewhat. There are a good group of people on here that have way better advice then I can offer n normally I just read but no 1 had answered you yet n wanted to let u know u r not alone. I am up! I want to sleep I hope I can sleep without waking in terrible pain but... keep praying.
Good luck n I am sure tomorrow you will have lots better answers. Take care
Sleep apnea would affect you whether you were sleeping during the night or day. Do you wake up well rested or still tired? Do you fall asleep when sitting watching TV or at other times when sitting still like at traffic lights? Do you snore excessively? These are tall tale signs of sleep apnea. The only way to diagnose this condition is to have a sleep study done by a sleep specialist.
I agree with Laurie. My husband has sleep apnea, and had a sleep study done at the hospital. He has to wear a breathing machine at night to help him sleep. His symptoms were excessive snoring, he would stop breathing in his sleep, lack of sleep, ect.. The only way to know is to have a study done. Good luck to you, and I hope you find out what the problem is and get some sleep soon. Best of luck to you. Ruth
Your symptoms do NOT sound at all like sleep apnea. It sounds more like your pain is not adequately being controlled. That, or the meds that you are taking interfere with your sleep. That can happen with pain meds. My husband has to take them occasionally for a herniated disc in his neck, and he simply can't take them after 6:00 PM, or he will be up half the night.
Also, (sorry Lara), both of us have sleep apnea, and my hubby is NOT overweight. He has a small larynx, and the air just doesn't get through well enough. Also my son has apnea, and I knew since he was a young child (again he was and is not overweight). I could hear him snoring at night, and he would fall asleep during the day after school. Of course at that age, you can't force them to go through with everything, but now he uses a CPAP machine and is much happier. He doesn't have anymore trouble concentrating or falling asleep watching a good program etc.
Good luck, hope that you find the answers that you need.
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