level 2 sleeper. Sleep alot..just always not deep enough

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by s--raquel, Sep 4, 2006.

  1. s--raquel

    s--raquel New Member

    I just had a sleep study and found out I don't get past stage 2 much. I have no problem falling asleep and staying
    asleep...my body just doesn't go deep enough while im there. I don't think I need a sleeping pill? Sleeping isn't the problem...it's how deep im sleeping!!

    Anyone else had this problem and were you able to fix it!?!? It's a big problem b/c I'm sleeping all the time but
    still sleepy..and I know my body needs deep (stage 3 or 4 ?) to heal and help with cfs?fm symptoms.
  2. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    How long have you been this fatigued? Has your Doc.
    done extensive blood work to check for iron levels etc?
    Have you always had a sleep problem that you know of?

    MRDAD
  3. Redwillow

    Redwillow New Member

    I had a sleep study done a few years ago, never reached level 4 at all. The neurologist suggested a med for restless legs but it made me really nauseous. So I stopped talking it. I didn't have sleep apnea so there was no need for me to have a machine.

    My rheumy told me that there is no medication that they can give you to make you go into a deep sleep. The amitriptyline that I take helps to sedate me so makes me feel some better but there is nothing they can give me to make me go into a deep sleep.

    At least since I started to take amitriptyline I am sleeping much better so I have having a lot less migraines! I have already had to increase my dosage once though so I hope it continues to work!

    hugs Marion (Redwillow)
  4. mrdad

    mrdad New Member


    I take Lexapro as a "reuptake-inhibitor" that is suppose
    to aid in the production of Seratonin. Take it mid-day ans
    before bed 2 Melatonin. Started with amtriptyline but
    would sleep all day in my recliner!! Noted: Everyone re-
    acts deferently to Meds but I though I would just share
    that experience. I'm not having the same problem with
    Lexapro (Generic) but not convinced it's any better than
    Melatonin or that I even have a sleep problem.

    I'm still exhausted most of the time and there may be no
    correlation at all with sleep levels. Believe I have always
    slept well. May decide to discontinue Lex. on the approval
    of my Doc of course. Just don't think these Docs really
    no what to do about our medical problems!! Not necess-
    arily their fault.

    Just some observations,
    MRDAD
  5. Leaknits

    Leaknits New Member

    You might want to check out posts here re Melatonin. It's supposed to help a person get level 3 or 4 sleep.

    I wish you luck. And deep sleep!
    Lea.
  6. s--raquel

    s--raquel New Member

    Thank you for suggestions for stage 3,4 sleep. Yes, I am
    anemic, but am receiving iron intervienously and giving myself B-12 shots monthly.

    I am on prozac and wellbutrin during the day and take
    ultracet as needed.

    Don't have sleep apnea so cpap isn't necessary.(?)

    I was hoping there was a med to help reach 3or 4 level.thanks again for information...I see dr. on the 7th
    so i'll ask about meletonin. (sp?)

    Hope im posting reply correctly. I read instructions...still a little confused.

    thank you again for your info!
    Raquel
  7. mrdad

    mrdad New Member

    You seem to be doing fine with your Postings and much

    better than I when I first started!! I am recently new

    to Computer's also. My Son dropped by the other day and

    I was telling him how much my legs hurt from having the

    computer on my them all day. He said, "MRDAD", an iMac

    is NOT a lap top!! Hey, I had a rotary phone 'til a

    year or so ago! Just catchin' up with the Tech Stuff.


    MRDAD P.S. They didn't tell me, ya know?
    [This Message was Edited on 09/04/2006]
  8. s--raquel

    s--raquel New Member

    mrdad...that's funny! I owe all my computer skills to my
    daughter!! It doesn't help that she's teaching me at a time
    in my life that my mind is "scattered" every which way.

    Short-term memory doesn't even begin to describe it!!!!
    I'm able to laugh at myself though...and I seem to be
    pretty entertaining to my friends and family, so it's not
    a total loss!!ha