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Deep sleep

Postby SchroedingersCat » Mon Jan 04, 2016 11:17 am

My OH bought me a Pebble smart watch for Xmas. As well as having a pedometer function, it also monitors sleep. I'm apparently averaging 7.5 hours a night (probably dragged down somewhat by last night's being only 5.5 hours, it's been 8 over the holidays), but interestingly I'm getting at least 1.5 hours deep sleep a night pretty consistently, which Google tells me is the recommended amount for an adult. I thought this was meant to be a big problem for FM sufferers, I.e. not achieving it?
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Re: Deep sleep

Postby Carlyisfallingapart » Mon Jan 04, 2016 1:14 pm

My problem is I sleep too much . I have to get at least eight hours a night and have a two hour nap in the afternoon if anyone expects me to at least function. During the holidays, if left to my own devices I'd sleep to up to 15 hours . However I don't ever feel rested. I sleep walk , sleep talk and wake during the night so no matter what I'm not achieving deep sleep. I think it's different for all sufferers so I wouldn't worry
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Re: Deep sleep

Postby carolad » Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:48 pm

Interesting! I bought a Fitbit last year and it has a similar sleep tracker. I found I was getting around 3 to 3 1/2 hours sleep a night, all broken sleep, never more than 30 minutes at a time. So I went with this information to my GP and as a result, he put me on Gabapentin (I already take Tramadol and Amitriptyline). This combination is working well for me and I am feeling a bit better. I'm now getting between 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 hours sleep a night, still broken. So it's not great, but still better than it used to be :-)
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Re: Deep sleep

Postby SchroedingersCat » Tue Jan 05, 2016 10:09 am

Interesting contrasting responses there :)

I'm not worried at all about my results, it just confirms what I expected - if I get enough sleep, which I mostly do, the FM is kept well under control. The Pebble now means that I will know for sure when my sleep is inadequate and can adjust accordingly, instead of just guessing.
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