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4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/21/17 12:58 am

Not sleep aids like most people think of these.

I'm on a special, highly controlled medicine for sleep disorders.

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FriendsWithDems
05/21/17 9:40 pm

Oh man, that sucks. I hate it when I can't sleep

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/21/17 10:43 pm

Thanks so much. It's not that I don't go to sleep, it's that I can't stay in restorative sleep, due to kicking 168 times a night, without the meds.

And I have one sleep disorder that they don't know what causes it, and so there is no FDA approved drug for it. It causes what is called sleep drunkenness--you feel like you're drunk every morning and it takes you hours to get going and be able to think straight.

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FriendsWithDems
05/22/17 7:52 am

That is so weird. Ive had something called sleep paralysis. It don't even want to describe it. It can be really spooky when it happens. I envy people that sleep eight hours without even trying!

4JC Christian Pastors Wife
05/22/17 2:54 pm

I know about sleep paralysis, Friends! I've read that it can be terrifying! I'm glad I don't have that! I feel for you!

People that can get restorative sleep, no matter how many hours, are very blessed. I used to be able to sleep 18 hours without "waking" up. But that was before I was diagnosed. I didn't realize I was waking up 168 times within a 5-6 hour period, due to the kicking, so that's why I was sleeping so long--my body was basically shutting down, due to lack of restorative sleep, to the point that all I was doing was sleeping. THAT'S no fun, either, when you can't do anything with family and friends, can no longer work, etc.

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auntiesamm Orange County CA
05/20/17 9:53 pm

Melatonin if I am really off schedule.

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Kay41 the Midwest
05/20/17 9:47 pm

Melatonin sometimes

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FriendsWithDems
05/21/17 9:39 pm

Melatonin gives me crazy dreams lol. But it works