It sounds like you've researched this really well. I'd encourage you to call the company and ask for details about their XYREM Success Program. Then you can decide whether or not it's something you want to move forward with.
Make sure to let your doctor know if you decide to apply so you're both on the same page. He or she may also be able to let you know about other patients who may have applied to the program and their success rates.
Hopefully one of our members will jump in here and share their story, too.
I'm standing in today for your regular moderator, Andie. I'd suggest asking your pharmacist. I've found that they know answers to questions on medications, even OTC and are usually easy to get a hold of and free.
This week on the Sleep Well blog, Dr. Breus explains the connection between Parkinson's Disease and Sleep . Did you know that "Researchers found that one of the earliest symptoms of Parkinson's may be a REM sleep disorder known as REM Sleep Behavior Disorder (RBD)"?
To find out more about the link between the two, and to learn more about the causes and symptoms of RBD, read the full posting.
Do you know anyone with RBD? What were their symptoms?
Hello and welcome--I'm sorry to hear about your problems with staying asleep. You may want to check with your doctor or pharmacist and find out if your medication could be causing this sleep pattern. If so, there may be options for you to take it at a different time, etc. or perhaps a different medication.
Again, your doctor should be able to help you with this. You may also consider if you want to ask for a referral to a sleep disorders expert.
This older thread on Difficulty Staying Asleep may be of interest. It has a response from our former Health Expert, Dr. Husain.
Hello and welcome. We do have an article on Sleep Disorders in Children that may be helpful to you. However, since you say this is disturbing your sleep and his sleep, I would encourage you to talk to your son's doctor about it so you can find a solution.
Maybe some of our other parents can share their experiences with you, too.
Hello and welcome! This article onCognitive Behavioral Treatments for Sleep Disorders , such as relaxation training, stimulus control, and sleep hygiene. Maybe that was what you saw on TV? Otherwise, I'd suggest consulting with a sleep disorders specialist and learn what your options might be.