Napping in daytime

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Napping in daytime

Postby Wackers34 » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:03 pm

this is another strange one from me...

Does anyone here have problems napping during the day? I just can't switch off. No matter how tired I am or how little I have slept night before I can't fall asleep during day

Any tips for this - I have tried what feels like everything

Come to think of it though, its a lifelong thing, way before fibro
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Re: Napping in daytime

Postby woodwasp » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:58 pm

same here dont matter how tired i am in the day just cant drop off then my head goes into overdrive just cant win :sleep:
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Re: Napping in daytime

Postby plumbchick » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:35 pm

I wish I had this problem....mine is the opposite I can't stay awake in the afternoon...I could really do with staying awake during a lecture rather than nod off. I guess maybe its the medication we take that might either prevent you switching off or encourage sleepy nap times :)

I find as soon as I stop physically then the brain switches off :( I hope you guys find the rest you need Xxx
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Re: Napping in daytime

Postby helen.whittaker.125 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:39 am

I normally can't nap during the day but on occasions I can't stay awake for love nor money, trouble is I never know which sort of day I'm going to have till I get to that point where I could do with a nap x

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Re: Napping in daytime

Postby painprincess1 » Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:03 am

i cant sleep in the day come to think of it i cant sleep at night to brain doesnt turn off.its like a mad women shouting things at me all the bloody time . :crazy:
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Re: Napping in daytime

Postby Nellyphant » Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:35 am

Hypnotherapy. For the first time in my entire life it's not out of the ordinary for me not to get at least 5 hours solid at night and it helps switch my brain off during the day and relax properly.
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Re: Napping in daytime

Postby Jivebunnie » Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:27 pm

Hi, I nap every day no problem. I had to reduce my hours at work as I could feel myself falling asleep at my desk & occupational health recommended a reduction in hours. I manage 5 hours work a day, get home at 3ish, straight to bed & sleep for 2.5 hours or until my husband comes home from work. Part of that will be down to the meds.

I have FMS & ME, the ME/CFS pain clinic recommended getting into a routine so I make sure I nap at the same time every day, even on holiday. It's not an ideal way of life but it's the only way I can cope.

Sometimes it's light sleep, mostly it's deep sleep. I rarely wake up naturally. I try and make sure I'm in bed by 11pm and am woken by my husband again at 6.30am. I do however have a dark bedroom & usually sleep with a pillow over my head for some reason. I have a memory foam mattress & snuggly duvet which I find helps enormously as does the cat purring next to me.

I do have problems at night though and have for years (before FMS & ME) when I can't switch off because my brain is 'wide awake'.

I couldn't manage a full time job and normal household jobs even on the medication (gabapentin & amitriptyline), now I'm on reduced hours, can't do the housework and have just been prescribed nefram in addition to the other meds.

Hope you can get the sleep you need

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