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Possible To Have Insomnia With Narcolepsy???

Possible To Have Insomnia With Narcolepsy???

This past year I have come to realize that I have such a hard time getting myself in that mind frame to “go to bed”. Don’t get me wrong, it takes me only minutes to fall asleep, it’s just a matter of settling down to go to bed. I have tried no caffeine after a certain time, to no cell phone/computer use but I just have a hard time settling down. I have read where insomnia can occur. Does anyone else have this issue and if so, what medications (if any) can help this??? I do plan on talking to my… read more

posted January 8, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

My mind resists going to bed. I usually am up until 1 or later. It seems silly, just go to bed, but I resist consciously or not or or get downright panicky if I have had a really bad dream the night before. I am relieved once I get into bed, like I have won a battle. I am sure it is from 69 years of bad dreams. My mind knows they are coming and doesn't want to go there!

posted May 13, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

Yes I was that way. You just have to force yourself to lay down. I lay down now when I put my daughter to bed and we listen to a meditation every night as we fall asleep. Neither of us makes it more than 3 minutes most nights. I also have an eye mask to block out light. My suggestion is try that and see if it helps.

posted February 2, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

This happens to me as well. Sometimes I'm up all night. I've found that if I really want to sleep the concentrated breathing technique works or just taking an aspirin or Tylenol will help.

posted January 20, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

I too have hard time settling down to sleep. Caught myself having a glass of wine then 2. Stopped that but suffer from insomnia most nights,, causing me to be a basket case most of the next day.

posted January 10, 2021
A MyNarcolepsyTeam Member

such an issue for me too!! ive been trying to set myself up with a routine to streamline or automate the process but still in the works

posted July 29

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