Sleep is a nightmare topic for me - I am not medicated (pregnant)
A few weeks ago I had to beg the GP to help me sleep - I even told him I would take Tramadol (which I know makes me sleep) if he would not help - I was desperate. He perscribed Tamazapan which sent me high for a few hours but then gave me 6-7 hours sleep - I only had these for a week.
I tend to doze 20-30 mins then wake up as far too much going on that I need to do or my mind just can not rest - I am then awake a few hours - to then get 20 mins sleep again to wake again and this goes on night after night.It has been this way for the last few months.
In total I would say I get 2-4 proper hours sleep ( Sometimes these are day time naps to catch up)
Being pregnant with heartburn and loo visits and cramps etc is also not helping ! The more tired I am the more I see and hear things too.
hey the longest i usually go is about 40 hours ish then maybe a couple of hours, but then if i take my meds they usually make me fall asleep a little before that, but i can usually do a two days tops. unless i use other substances :S and then i can go for quite a few days regardless of meds
i go from not sleeping one nite then sleeping the next and thismay carry on for days or just one nite uckily at the mo its just one nite
longest i havent slept is 36 hours which leaves me shivering, no concentration, crying and restless. i asked to come off the choloprazine so on wednesday nte i wont sleep as i go down to none
This is an interesting thread mickeymoo. At my worst I went with no sleep at all was four days and also completely stopped eating. I couldn't control my bladder or bowels properly, was unable to regulate my body temperature, could hardly walk. Unsurprisingly I was also having auditory and visual hallucinations. I never want to go back there - who would? Prior to getting that bad I went for a couple of months never needing or getting more than 2-3 hours a night. Now I sleep like a baby, with what my family refer to as 'wonky pills' - quetiapine.
That said I had better go and take them. Good night