Sleepless Night Distraction Therapies
On average I'm only sleeping on alternate nights with my hip pain at the moment and this is with weekly buprenorphine patches and paracetamol before I go to bed and invariably end up downstairs after tossing and turning for hours.
Sometimes I can get comfortable on the sofa/floor (I know I shouldn't but then again it can aid sleep) with classical music on my Walkman and hot chocolate.
When this doesn't work, like this morning, I have been attending the wide awake club since 3 doing my jigsaw and putting bread in the machine for later.
I've actually been comfier using my crutches and standing instead of attempting to sit or lie down.
I have a hip clinic appointment on the 25th and I'm keeping everything crossed that I might get some good news.
So, what works for you when your pain bullies into not being able to sleep? I'm lucky that I'm now retired and can catch up a bit during the day.
Love n hugs
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