It’s a bugger to live with.

It is said that many people will suffer with it at some point in their life. I have suffered with it on and off over the past few years and it’s really not fun. Even more so when your looking after a young baby on your own for most of the week! God knows you get little enough sleep as it is with a young child.

Spending nights waiting for sleep to appear trying hard not to get up and do something. That’s what the doctors tell you to do. Once you’re in bed don’t get out again till its time to get up. Easier said then done when you’re laying there bored out of brain, almost in tears through tiredness.

Surely there’s something that can be done.

Well there is but it’s not a long-term solution to the problem. Theres a lovely little pill called diazepam which while in its lower dose doesn’t totally knock you out, you feel like you’ve had a skin full and don’t care that you’re not getting any sleep.  When the drug wears off you feel like you’ve had a sleep and quite happy with how the night went.

But it is very addictive and the doctors don’t like giving you more than a weeks supply at a time. No matter how much you beg them to give you the lovely sleeping pills. Well mine wont anyway. I have to go three weeks between getting the prescriptions for the lovely pills.

I have spoken to many people who also have insomnia and they all say the same thing, no sleep, no drugs, try to train yourself into having a normal sleeping pattern.

Insomnia and Sleep Apnoea have a lot in common really. The effect that both have on your waking life is the same. But with Apnoea you’re asleep as far as your concerned.

Both effect those around you almost as much as they do you. Sleep apnoea makes you snore so loudly no one else in the house can get any sleep, with insomnia if you’re sharing a bed with someone you wake them up/ keep them awake by being restless in be. Getting up and doing other things around the house. None of it what you should be doing.

Both conditions end up with all parties concerned being pushed apart by conditions they can’t help having in most cases. Apnoea is more common in over weight males, and insomnia is just strikes everyone at a time in their life when they are going through hell more often than not and can’t settle down for rest.

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