Hi, This slideshow on insomnia myths and facts has some good information on things that could be making your insomnia worse and other things you can do to help you sleep better. Also, this overview has some more information on causes and treatments for insomnia that don't necessarily include medications, like making sure that you have good sleep habits. Have you and your doctor ruled out any underlying health conditions that could be causing your insomnia? Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Have you spoken with your husband's doctor about your suspicions that he has sleep apnea? If his doctor thinks sleep apnea is a possibility, there are some tests that can be done to diagnose. Here is some more information on how sleep apnea is diagnosed. Please let us know how you both are doing!View Thread
Here is a good overview of treatment options for sleep apnea. Have you spoken with your doctor or a sleep specialist about your sleep apnea? He/She will be best able to provide the appropriate treatment based on your specific situation. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Have you spoken with your doctor about your recent tiredness? It would be good to rule out an underlying medical condition or a sleep disorder that could be causing you to feel tired despite adequate sleep. Please let us know what you find!View Thread
Welcome to the community! This article is a good overview of the CPAP machine. It offers possible side effects and how to combat them (including air leaking from the mask and air pressure problems). Wearing the mask can certainly take some getting used to, but if you find it so uncomfortable that you are no longer using it, I would encourage you to see your doctor. He/She may be able to make adjustments to your machine or suggest a different machine/approach that could benefit you more. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
Shift work can definitely mess with your sleep cycles! This article has some good tips on how to reset your sleep cycle. One of the suggestions is to use bright light in the morning (light is the strongest cues for your body clock). Let us know if these work for you!View Thread
Here is some information on sleep talking (which can also occur in conjunction with sleep walking). If you feel that your sleep talking or movement is getting worse or is becoming a danger to your girlfriend, it may be a good idea to speak with your doctor about it. He/She may have some suggestions as to what can help reduce the episodes and may also ask questions and run some tests to make sure that there is not an underlying health problems that is to blame. The above link has a lot more information you may be interested in.View Thread
What kind of sleep disorder do you think you are experiencing? Excess weight is a common cause of sleep apnea -- the link provided will give you more information if that is the sleep disorder you think you have.View Thread
This slideshow on understanding sleep disorders may help you get an idea of what may be causing your sleepiness. It may be a good idea to make another appointment with your doctor (or another doctor if you don't think that your current one understands) to rule out any underlying medical conditions that could be causing your fatigue, and to hopefully find a diagnosis and proper treatment. You might also look for a sleep specialist if need be.
Sleep hygiene is very important to get a good night's sleep and wake feeling rested. Here is a checklist you might consider using to make sure you get good quality sleep. Please let us know how you are doing!View Thread
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