Sleep/Non-Sleep


Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 25,2002,10:18   Archive
Am I the only person with BEB who does not have trouble sleeping? It seems that so many people have major complaints about lack of sleep or waking up after a short time.

When I was first diagnosed, I required at least two naps a day to keep going, but that doesn't seem to be such an urgent need anymore. I do try to rest in the afternoon and will quite often sleep a bit, but am still able to go to bed at night and sleep about seven hours ... sometimes waking up once or twice, but usually able to go back to sleep in short order.

Sally in North Idaho where it is drizzling out today, but supposed to be 60 degrees by the end of the week.




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Re : Sleep/Non-Sleep --- Sally - in - Idaho
Posted by Christel-California , Mar 25,2002,11:02 Top of Thread Archive
Sally, I don't have trouble sleeping as a rule, however depending on what is going on in my life I may wake up at 3 am unable to go back to sleep until 6 or so. I hate that, because I don't like to get up late.
Hasn't happened lately though and I hope I can keep it that way.

Christel in sunny Ca. - not a cloud in sight.




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Posted by Virginia , Mar 25,2002,15:42 Top of Thread Archive
Sally,
It is a rare occasion when I don't sleep well all night long. I don't nap much during the day, but even when I do, I still sleep. Of course, I don't go to bed with the chickens, either. If I have trouble sleeping, it is normally caused by some event (or concern about something) - nothing I could ever attribute to BEB.
Virginia in AL (don't tell Shirley, but I just got back from one of my garden trips)



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Posted by Marlyn , Mar 25,2002,19:28 Top of Thread Archive
Wow!! I guess I am really among the minority. I can sleep whenever. I blame it on the fact that I struggle so hard to keep my eyes open. When my shots are running out, which is now, I seem to be able to sleep alot more. I take at least a half hour nap and then get about 8 to 9 hours at night. I sleep sound too. Wednesday is my next Botox and I am ready. It has been a long week. Who would think we would look forward to shots!!!!

Marlyn in Northern PA where it is SNOWING!!

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Posted by Ann Doyle , Mar 26,2002,18:22 Top of Thread Archive
SHIRLEY==========vIRGINIA JUST GOT BACK FROM A GARDEN TRIP
THE TATTLE TALE



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Posted by Shirley-Arkansas-USA , Mar 26,2002,19:05 Top of Thread Archive
Ann, I must have "slept" through that one. People just try to get me stirred up! Actually, I was going to let this one slide by unnoticed so that she wouldn't think that I was always picking on her. I think that she gets a kick out it, though.
Did you see where she told us once again how Carl always brings her a warm washcloth every morning? Heck of a life she leads-botanical garden trips, volunteer work looking at plants and flowers, watching her lettuce grow (Bob probably is jealous), browsing through her horticultural magazines and just trying to decide what to plant next. Yet, she is always available to answer our toughest questions unless, of course, she is on another tour. :-)

I got to tell you, if Roy ever brought me a warm washcloth in the morning---oh, never mind. We won't go there.

Shirley in Arkansas




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Posted by MaryNY , Mar 25,2002,20:00 Top of Thread Archive
Sally - Glad to say that I don't have problems with sleeping. I sleep soundly about 6-7 hrs. every night. I find that I feel better if I set the alarm and get up by 6:30. I usually stay on my fet most of the day, or try to keep busy, though,,,If I sit and watch the news, or read, which are sometimes very difficult of course, with the eyes, I can easily nod off for an hour! And I don't like to "waste the time", but I guess the rest is good for me. When I started taking Calcium tablets, by daughter-in-law, a nurse, told me to take them at night, and they would help me sleep-I guess it works! When I was trying to find out (for 8-10 yrs') why my eyes wouldn't stay open, a psychiatrist (yes, of course I was sent to a shrink!) told me that if you wake up too early, it's usually a sign of anxiety. Duh!! I was waking up every morning at 3-4 o'clock. If you can't get to sleep at night, it could be depression. Mary



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Mar 25,2002,23:31 Top of Thread Archive
I'm relieved to hear that there are other "sleepers" in the bunch. I was beginning to feel I must have missed out on some important "symptom" because I can sleep at night!

Sally in Idaho, wishing all of you a pleasant sleep tonight.




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