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Does Anyone Have Suggestions Regarding Staying Asleep.

Does Anyone Have Suggestions Regarding Staying Asleep.

I have no problem going to sleep but find in the middle of the night my hand tremors wake me up and end up tossing and turning most of the night without a restful sleep. Sometimes I do not believe I have any REM sleep cycles. Currently taking Elivil 20 mg (non addictive or habitual) and somewhat helps a little. Open to hear of your suggestions. Many thanks.......

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

Hi.
Try to keep a pair of socks or something easy into your tremor hand .
Or sleep with a pillow in your arms and hug it . It keeps the hands muscle active and give you peace.
Hope that helps.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I've tried everything to no avail, exercising, going to bed extra tired, taking melatonin, magnesium and a host of other pills including some CBD oil, which is good for falling to sleep fast, but.... nothing helped me sustain sleep for more that 1.5 hours EXCEPT what I've been doing for the past 6 months at least, eatable weed (Marijuana). I learned to cook it into butter which I spread on a toast at night a couple of hours prior to my bedtime, and ... it works reasonably well for me (it may not work as well for someone else), I do get 5 to 6 hours straight sleep with this.

One has to figure out what is the minimum amount of butter required to accomplish sustained sleep, it's a trial and error sort of thing because one never knows the exact potency of the weed you are cooking so you end up with batches that are very weak (you need to take more), and batches that are fairly strong (you need less), your body weight, size, condition, and personal factors also determine how much butter you require.

Anyway, this is what is working for me for now, it's definitely not the best solution but I've exhausted all other alternatives, sleeping a bit more has enabled me to continue working full-time and carrying out a quasi-normal life.

Cheers!

posted 10 months ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I tried CBD oil and melatonin but it didn’t help. Finally got relief with edible cannabis. 15 mg thc, indica isfor sleep. No negative effects and I don’t get high. Take 3 cannabis infused chocolate covered blueberries and it really helped me. It’s not for everyone but I talking to my movement disorder specialist it’s better than clonazapan which was my next option. If you try it only take one and see.

posted almost 2 years ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

My husband just started trazodone last week. Out may take several weeks to work according to the info pamphlet.

posted over 1 year ago
A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I use Hemp Oil (CBD oil) it relaxes me and I fall asleep.

posted over 1 year ago
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