Anyone suffering from RLS or PLMD should research EXCITOTOXINS. Those are additives that some food companies put into foods, such as MSG, aspartame. I suffered from RLS for over 30 years. After reading a book by Dr Russell Blaylock, I tried avoiding those additives. In one week, my symptoms improved by 90%. I also have two friends who have been helped by this information. It has changed my life. I can now sleep. You can either buy his book (paperback is $13) or do the research online for free. These additives are implicated in A.L.S., Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's. I searched for years for a solution to my problem, and I tried EVERYTHING, but avoiding these substances actually worked. Please give it a try.View Thread
I am 39yars old. I am married with kids. I am a technician. It is almost 4years that I have been suffering for INSOMNIA.I have been attending hospital and doctor diagnosed DEPRESSION.I have taken many sleeping drugs but my insomnia still persist.Infact at times I may not sleep despite that I have taken sleeping drugs. I can not sleep naturally and if I did not sleep at night I will not get my self the second day. There is a saying that someone can not cheat nature. In my own case reverse is the case I can not sleep at night and I will not sleep during the day. I may be feeling like sleeping during the day but if I attempt to sleep the sleep will not come. The current sleeping tablet that I am taking now is (AMITRIPTYLINE) I take 100mg at night every day. Please kindly help me out of my health problem. ThanksView Thread
Recommendation: do a search for Circadian Rhythm Disorder (CRD) as well as Delayed Sleep phase syndrome. The Wikipedia articles are very good and up to date on most of the research. Also, please do take the advice to see a sleep specialist. But make sure the sleep specialist knows about and treats CRD. Most don't! And in my experience very few Doctors are aware of the disorders. the following support group has most of the knowledge on these disorders. you can also search the groups archives. If you start a sleep chart (you will need it for the Sleep specialist), the group members are happy to interpret it for you and will share experiences. The group has helped me tremendously. B
I sleep sitting up in my wheelchair by putting my knees against the bed where I have 5 pillows that I slide into my lap to lay my head on. The problem is my legs are retaing water from not being elivated. Any suggestions to correct this problem?View Thread
Everyday when i seem to be somewhere, I fall asleep very quickly and for a short amount of time. Not only that, butregterfdrdt i always have the scariest dream. For example, as i wrote this i fell asleep and i dreamt i was walking down steps and falling. my body jerked trying to catch myself and i knocked over my cat, Babbs(<3), off the bed. What is wrong with me????!!! I must know because me and my old pal, John, are having a slumber party soon and I dont want to frighten him with my spasms because he never wants to come to my house for our weekly slumber parties View Thread
I ordered this, Then discovered the auto order, of which I did not want to happen So I called (PeekLife.com) them to confirm that I didn't want this to happen. They were more than happy to change the plan set up & now I only have to wait & see if they honor it...We'll see...View Thread
Just a side note...HEMLOCK is all natural...I don't think Socrates took much comfort in that little tidbit of fact. Be careful of claims that "all natural ingredients" indicates safety. Hemlock can cause sleepiness and also has been known to ease pain...it just has that pesky side effect...it can kill.
Looking at the picture on this site is good reason to shun usage. I do use CPAP, however most of my friends...
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Looking at the picture on this site is good reason to shun usage. I do use CPAP, however most of my friends diagnosed with OSA do not. Maybe someone with this condition should design the equipment. As a woman, I resent waking each day to a new wrinkle or dent on my face. I also hate resembling a storm trooper.View Thread
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I have had this problem my whole life, even as a child.... going through countless nights of a lack of sleep. I have tried to exercise my legs, taken many different medications and so far i have only found one thing that knocks me out cold. Its something i have been against my whole life. Shortly before i go to bed, i smoke, i go outside and take a few puffs and go to bed and im out and its the only time of day that i smoke. Im not speaking of tobacco either. I have never in my life slept better. It may not be for everyone however, it has done wonders for me!View Thread
About 20 years ago after being diagnosed with sleep apnea I was finally compelled to get c-pap machine. I hated it...after trying for about a year I had to get rid of it...I got to speak with a apnea research doctor who spent an hour on phone asking me questions diagnosing and affirming test results.After talking about recent developments and treatments he finally came up with the revelation that weight loss was the key to it. I was 240 lbs. He said lose 40-50 lbs. and I could probably lose the machine.Wow.....I made up my own diet...no red meat or most other meat... just fish and chicken and lots of veggies..plenty of water AND the second part...walk every day at least 40 minutes..I forget how long it took...maybe 4-5 months...I STOPPED USING THE DAMN MACHINE...20 years now....I did put back some weight but still no apnea symptoms...was it worth it? Good to lose the weight and better off for the exercise and unbelievably better without that damn machine. It worked for me.. I hope it can work for all you others that have posted hereView Thread
I was diagnosed with moderate obstructive sleep apnea in 1995. My symptoms were morning headaches, weakness in the legs, irritability, inability to concentrate, dozing off anytime I sat down, and of course I was overweight at 250 pounds. Before I had a chance to commit suicide at the thought of being strapped all night to a vacuum cleaner running in reverse, I saw the movie Apollo 13 on the way home from the diagnosis. If those astronauts could lug around their portable air conditioner units in those claustrophobic space suits, I figured I could man-up and handle a CPAP unit. 16 years later I still wear it every night and I feel great, walk 3 miles a day for exercise, and I am about to marry for the 3rd time. I use earplugs to eliminate any whirring sounds, as does my partner. It took 4 tries to find the right face gear. My medical supply house regularly calls me to replace the wear-and-tear items. I realized as my symptoms went away that the face mask is not as claustrophobic as a coffin. I am 68 years old and now weigh 200 pounds. CPAP and I are a team because I know I would be dead without it. That's no longer an option since I have 3 grandkids I enjoy spending time with. View Thread
There are several surgurys that might help with your sleep disorder.there are a few people that can not wear the cpap for various reasons. i know i am one of those who can't wear a cpap. also one of the first to get ss disabilty for this. i have been on disability since 1999. i suffer from all of the long term effects of not using it. i wish the cpap would have worked for me. please don't give up until you have tried everything.View Thread
I am an overweight, (6'3", 250 lbs.), 55 year old man and I've been using a CPAP machine for apnea for 17 years. One week is not enough of a trial, by any means. It usually takes several months to really acclimatize, especially if you haven't been dreaming for some time, as your brain seems to want to "catch-up" and can give you some pretty strange, scary and intense dreams as it does so.
If you find the mask too uncomfortable the first thing to do is spend lots of time adjusting it. If it is blowing air into your face something is wrong - period. Failing that, try other masks. Take your pillow and insist on trying them lying down. If masks don't work try what we used to call "nasal pillows", the little device that positions an air inlet into each nostril. I went to these years ago and have found successive models better and better.
Try different pillows. I use a contoured, foam pillow with a small, flat pillow underneath for added height. Suits me fine and the exiting air doesn't hit the pillow and make any noise. I also use eye-shades, (our bedroom becomes very bright very early), that help keep stray puffs of air out of my eyes.
Mind you, CPAP doesn't help if you don't sleep for other reasons. Insomnia has too many causes to cover here, but here's what's helping me with both apnea and insomnia. First, I'm losing weight on a medically supervised eating plan high in protein, vegetables, nuts and fruit. I eat very little in the way of simple carbohydrates, (bread, potatoes, rice, etc.). I am seldom hungry; am losing 1-2 pounds a week; my waist has shrunk by 4 inches and I feel like a million bucks. Most importantly, my neck size is down over an inch. That much fat off my neck is making CPAP more effective.
With some of this new energy, I have started getting some gentle exercise. I'm just walking the dog 20 to 30 minutes 4-5 times a week. Not exactly high-intensity athletics, but it's helping reduce hunger, helping with weight loss and helping me fall asleep at night.
My blood pressure, which has been barely under control with both a diuretic and a beta-blocker, is now pretty well normal and my Dr. and I will be discussing reducing these meds soon. I expect my lipid profile to have improved as well.
I know it's the same-old advice, but exercise and good nutrition really do make a difference. I just wish I'd figured it out years ago!
By accessing this additional link, it will take you to the company and the scientist who developed special glasses to block out Blue Light. By studying the site, I believe you will find just about all of the info you need to understand the Blue Light influence in interfering with our circadian rhythm.View Thread
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I quite often wake up with a headache. I don't get one if I stay on the same sleep schedule (or as close to it as I can). Also I am allergic to dust mites so once I got a allergy free cover for my pillow they went away. Also, I sometimes wake up with a sore neck. I sleep with a small round back support pillow which supports my neck. With all of these I rarely have an AM headache. These all took alot of trial and error. Good Luck!View Thread
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Hi all, I am a narcoleptic and also I have sleep apnea. I recently joined a program called optifast to lose weight, it is a program that is Dr. monitored that you do not eat food at all you only consume their nutrient shakes. I have been on this program for 5 weeks now and my narcolepsy uncontrollable sleep attacks have gone completely away. I'm no Dr. but I do know that there seems to be some type of relationship between nutrients and narcolepsy. I recommend to those who want to try meal replacement like Optifast to lose weight or see if their narcolepsy eases up then check out EAS lite a more affordable shake sold by EAS. Good luck to everyone and any questions drop me an email. Like I said my narcolepsy was as bad as it gets and for some reason after 5 weeks of not eating and only consuming optifast shakes I have been almost completely symptom free and also sleeping less.View Thread
Spiritual attack? Maybe. Lucid dreaming? Sure. Are you enjoying the experience? If not, go to a doctor and ask for a sleep study. Sounds like your body isn't regulating sleep cycles properly. Some people who are artists enjoy the weirdness, but it gets old; plus you may start losing muscle control during your waking hours, which could be dangerous if you're driving, say, or carrying a baby.
It can be controlled with medication and some adaptation in your habits. Don't just decide to "live with it"!View Thread
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answer to Anon, you really should discuss it with your wife as this could be a very serious problem. Spinal stynosis being one in which you spinal column is growing closed causing pressure on lower back nervev. L4-L5 lumbar being the most prominent in whch they pinch your sciatic nerve which can cause bladder control loss as well as other embaressing problems with loss of bowel control. I have recently had back surgery at 48 and had reprocussions such as you are dealing with and now am dealing with leg pain, bladder control loss and tingling in my leg and foot. DO NOT Wait until it gets to serious. SEEK professional help immediatly. If it is minor like a bladder infection it can be treated with antibiotics and if it more serious you will not want to wait until it causes more problemsView Thread
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I have been told I snore and even stop breathing when I sleep. That sounded a little scary, so I asked my friend who is a doctor. He said it was likely sleep apnea, and sent me to a web site with video information. http://www.floridasleepdiagnostics.com/ I learned a lot.View Thread
I have fibro and have had trouble sleeping for years and years. However, I have found some relief by not sleeping in my bed but in my recliner. It takes some getting used to but I can sleep for 3-6 hrs instead of the 1-2 hrs I got in my bed. It's worth a try. Good LuckView Thread
My insurance has paid for a sleep apnea mouth guard (appliance). The mouth guard is fitted to the mouth and after wearing it for a couple of weeks (at night only the Dentist adjusts the mouth guard so the jaw moves forward 1 millimeter. This is done 2 times. You're sent home with a "glove" like machine for a sleep study to find out if you're still snoring. I have mild sleep apnea but I was not sleeping all night. I was going to get a C-Pap attached to the mouth piece but I decided against it. I'm now able to sleep but I was still sleepy during the day. The Sleep Medicine Network office that I go to prescribed Nuvigil 150 mg. I feel so much better. I really recommend SMN as well as Nuvigil. I'm a different person now. Nuvigil wakes me up during the day. I just wish I could have been taking it all my life. The Sleep Medicine Network is in Portland Oregon. I'm sure there must be offices in other places.View Thread
Occasionally when falling asleep I will become paralyzed in a state where my body is asleep but my mind is awake. It takes 10 or more seconds to try and wake up. It's a very uncomfortable feeling. Sometimes it involves the out of body feeling. For example, I'll feel as if my body is floating, or I'm lifting my arm, and once I was seeing a part of the room that I wasn't facing. I've never felt pain like someone laying on me.View Thread
Posts look neater, and have less funny characters or symbols if you post them into Notepad or a text editor first, rather than a word processing program. The coding from the word processing programs conflicts and creates the strangeness.View Thread
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