I have a lot of problems with normal sleep/wake cycle...can't sleep at night, can't stay awake certain times of the day but it is different from week to week. My doctor did a mini-sleep study on me and we discovered that I seem to wake up a lot and my oxygen level drops frequently. Not enough for a sleep apnea diagnosis, but enough to really disrupt my sleep. So now I'm on oxygen through a nasal cannula and I sleep so much better. I'm still tired all day, but at least I can stay awake a little better when I use the oxygen at night.
Gary, I had a stretch of about
3 weeks where I only slept for a second or two once in a while...this was when I was a teenager. It was really strange. The only way I could get to sleep finally was to sleep with the sheet pulled over my head! It was so strange! I'm sure it was the Lyme messing with my nerves, but I didn't have a clue about
Lyme in those days.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.