Sleep lack of

Twinkle Member Posts: 2
edited 2. Feb 2019, 04:33 in Living with arthritis
Any advice on how to sleep a full night without sleeping pills would be appreciated. Have to get up for work and lack of sleep doesn't make for a good day at work. Thanks


  • dreamdaisy
    dreamdaisy Member Posts: 31,558
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    What is affecting your sleep? If it's pain breakthrough then taking some pain relief around an hour before settling down can ease things sufficiently to help you drop off and maybe reduce the amount of pain breakthrough in the night. DD
    Have you got the despatches? No, I always walk like this. Eddie Braben
  • stickywicket
    stickywicket Member Posts: 26,241
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Also, we are all advised to stay clear of electronic devices (mobile phones, tablets, etc) for two hours before going to bed as they interfere with our sleep patterns.
    "The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain." Kahlil Gibran
  • Airwave!
    Airwave! Member Posts: 2,427
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Oainkillers send me to sleep and generally I stay asleep. When I do wake and can't return to a sleep, I will get up,bmaje a cuppa, have a read till I want to return to bed sometimes sleeping later.

    Exercise helps, doing intersting things, action plans, hot bath, a good book and I fall asleep. Getting back into natural rhythmms of sleep is the hard bit..