I'm Retired USAF, went back to school and became an RN, and now am on ful disalbility!
Degenerative Disc (affecting mostly the thorasic disc but all levels involved), C6/7 laminectomy/diskectomy& fusion, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!)
Medications: Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV
When my pain is bad I read ALOT. It helps my brain stay occupied. I have to have back ground noise also thank god my hubby doesn't mind it. I also do a form of meditation. I put my mind in a place, I think they call it Imagery. Something I love to do that is relaxing I focus on. I will fall asleep for a few hours until the pain meds wear off. Then I have to start all over again.
I have also done the CD's but have to wear head phones I think my hubby would draw the line at having to listen to that. But it does work.
I hope you get some sleep