Aw Kitty I'm so sorry you are having a terrible morning today. Hope the day improves.
Mom, I don't know if chronic painers have more nightmares or not, but it might be a good question to add a poll to next time.
I have occasional nightmares and they are bad when I do, but for the most part, I think the medications I take before bedtime help me stay asleep and I don't usually have the nightmares, like I said. I would have the doctor re-evaluate her medications to see if changes might help her with her sleep patterns.
Sorry I can't be of more help, but I hope she gets some restful sleep soon.
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