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Night Owls?

Have you discovered since having FMS/CFS that you have become a night owl?  Staying up later than you normally would due to insomnia or because of other symptoms?
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Yes. I typically stay up later than most and sleep in.
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No. My sleeping habits are the same as always.
16%
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Other. My sleeping habits vary.
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Yes, believe that is true for me! :) It is currently 11:38 PM where I am and it seems like I am wide awake. I have been staying up later than usual and sleeping in most of the day when I can.  Sometimes I try to go to sleep earlier but my bad Fibro pain keeps me awake when I have it.
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YES!!! It is almost midnight here and I am still wide awake! I take Remeron, Zanaflex, Tylenol w codeine, and or Trammadol(ha!) and STILL can't get to sleep until usually 2 am! So of course I am a late riser! BUT the sleep I get is fractured due to the MANY tender points and I haven't slept the night thru in SO LONG I wonder if it is at all possible anymore! I am trying my best NOT to become a legal junkie if you'll excuse the terminology. I try to take it as lite as possible on the meds but I'm getting to the point of DESPERATION!! ANY IDEAS?
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  I've worked really hard to keep my sleeping habits as normal as posible. We have our oldest grandson and he gets up at 5:30am to get ready for school, and I want him to start out with a good breakfast. So far it seems to be working ok, although I do have nights where I hurt so bad, but I still get up. I try to rest during the day, it is hard, harder than anything I've had to do, but my grandson deserves a good breakfast and I enjoy my time with him in the mornings as he does.

gentle hugs
Angel
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Yes, I stay up much later than I used to because the insomnia is terrible.
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It is almost for me that I fight going to sleep! I take sleeping med. and pain meds and still it is 2 or 3 before I get to sleep!
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My sleep is horrible!  I never get more than 4 or 5 hours, and would you believe last night I was up until 5:30a.m.!  Then I slept until 11, of course, but I am still tired because it's still not enough sleep.

I tried a Xanax, which usually makes me drowsy, and a Sonata and neither one did anything.  I cannot get comfortable, my arms hurt and my neck aches and my low back.  I get anxious and my heart starts to pound, especially if I know I HAVE to do something the next day, even a doctor appointment.

Tomorrow my husband has a procedure at the hospital and we have to be there by 6 a.m.  I might as well just not even go to bed!  I'm already worried about sleeping!
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I FEEL ABOUT THE SAME WAY AS YOU ALL DO ,.  SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE IM FIGHTING SLEEP AND THEN SOMETIMES I CANT SLEEP AND THEN SOMETIMES WHEN I DO GO TO SLEEP I WAKE UP IN A FEW HOURS AND STAY UP FOR AWHILE THEN GO BACK TO SLEEP THEN WAKE UP AND SO ON... GETS AGGRAVATING ALL THE TIME.  IM ALWAYS UP LATE.. EVERY NIGHT IT SEEMS LIKE ANYWAY.  LIKE I SAID BEFORE .. IM TIRED OF THE WHOLE SITUATION... PAIN.. DONT GET ENOUGH SLEEP BUT THEN  IT SEEMS LIKE I SLEEP ALL THE TIME.. I DONT KNOW!!!   I THINK IM WEIRD OR SOMETHING IS GOING ON WITH ME!!!
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Yes, count me in as one of you, THE NITE OWLS GANG.  lol
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My sleeping patterns have me staying up until 2:00 - 3:30am a few times a week. Not every day.  I end up falling a sleep in my recliner with my cat Fitz and don't  know what is causing this.


Here's to a good night's sleep to all of  us.

Hugs to all,
Shar
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Tonight am an "Night Owl" I never know

Cindee..I will keep you and your Hubby in my warm
thoughts and prayers for tomorrow

I hope you all have a restful sleep!

Hugs, Pod
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Here it is 1:26 am and I'm still up. It's not every nite but most. I try and go to sleep about 11 but some nites the pain and aches are just too much. I do get up early because my little one has to catch the school bus at 8:15. She has to have breakfast and pack her bookbag. I take a nap or two or three during the day.  I wish everyone a good nite sleep!!!

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Gee
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Yes, same here with me the only difference is that I go to sleep after taking the AmbienCR and sleep for about 4-5 hours then I am awake.  I am on my 6th day with the cpap machine and it seems to be working, thank God.  I still wake up but I can go right back to sleep.  At this point I am not sure if I should have breaks in the sleep with the waking up of 2-3 times but I don't feel as tired in the morning.
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Yes, I tend to stay up later than I used to. If I go to bed between 10-11pm, it takes me 45-1hr to fall asleep and then I'm usually awake by 3am and up at 5am. They do know that patients with Fibro have sleep problems and there is research that has been done on that fact. When the body hits a certain level of sleep, that's when the muscles repair themselves, in Fibro patients, they rarely ever hit that level of sleep and that is why some believe that Fibro patients have the muscle pain that they do. The muscles aren't being repaired.
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I too, have a lot of trouble going to sleep at night. Mainly because I feel my best when the nightime comes. The early AM and daytime is horrible for me. I can barely function due to chronic pain and chronic fatigue. I work two part time jobs during the week but have trouble getting to work almost every day. Some days, I do not go in. I take FMLA leave, as they have accomodated me with this, but now my employment is getting aggravated that I take so much time off and they are trying to push me to go on disability because they feel I am not performing to the job requirements. Which sometimes, I agree, I am finding this is true also. So when nighttime comes, I become wide awake and do not normally get to get, even on work nights till around midnight or 1 am. Then I have to get up by 6:30 AM! This does not help me one bit to function.
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I noticed that deedee332 mentioned a CPAP machine.  I was reading all the posts and wondered if there were many others who have done the sleep apnea test?  They tried the CPAP on me but I'm too claustrophobic.  The doctors also talked to me about the throat/tongue surgery, the appliance that holds the tongue down and jaw forward (my dentist refuses to make these because he wouldn't wear one LOL) and last but not least the oxygen at night.  

The docs also said that FM is worsened due to lack of restorative sleep.  However, if I'm in bed for more than 5 hours I'm stiff for the rest of the day. So, like eating disorder folks tell you to eat more but smaller meals, I sleep that way.  I don't think it helps though.

My normal bedtime is between 1 and 2 am.  I have to get up by 7 because of homeschooling.  It is usually a good thing for the teacher to be up too. And it is a better thing for the teacher to be awake.  
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