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#1 ases22



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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:32 AM

I have never been a person who sleeps well. Does anyone have any good tips on how to get restful sleep?

#2 MarciaJ


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 02:59 PM

I usually don't have problems with sleeping. But when I do I drink a small glass of milk and go right to sleep. Don't know if this works on anyone else. Now I'm on meds that might interfere but hasn't kept me awake yet. Good luck!


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#3 Beau's Mom

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:06 PM

My Occupational Therapist had me read about "Sleep Hygiene." It's all about creating an environment that's conducive to sleep. There's a lot more to it than that. I suggest you Google it, or look it up on this website. I have a terrible time sleeping due to vivid dreams, waking up after only a few hours of sleep, etc. Then sometimes I sleep 11-12 hours a night for several days. I know that sleep disturbances are common in PD. Good luck!


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Posted 17 April 2012 - 11:17 PM

Its 12:17 am, and after 3 vicodin in 6 hours, I'm still not sleeping. Guess I can't help you



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Posted 18 April 2012 - 12:46 AM

It's 130 am - as you can see..sleep is an issue.
Never had trouble before PD..never appreciated a good night's sleep.
Good Luck

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