Insomnia and Parkinson's

Posted on April 02, 2018

"If I do get sleep its only for a few hours and then I'm up for the rest of the day. I had to stop work a few years ago and that is tough. We're all here for each other. Hope you have a better night's sleep." -A member of MyParkinsonsTeam

On MyParkinsonsTeam, the social network and online support group for those living with Parkinson's disease, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Insomnia is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are some question-and-answer threads about insomnia:

How many PD suffers out there are or were at one time 3rd shift workers?

Have you heard of strategic light therapy for Parkinson's disease?

Does anyone have suggestions regarding staying asleep?

Does anyone else use Melatonin as their first medication (after addressing sleep hygiene issues) for insomnia?

Here are some conversations about insomnia:

A member shares her frustration with a treatment and insomnia.

A member shares his recent frustration with dating, insomnia, and handling the symptoms of Parkinson's.

A member shares their insomnia and asks the community what they are doing for it?

Can you relate?

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to MyParkinsonsTeam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A MyParkinsonsTeam Member said:

I spent most of my working life doing Afternoon or Night shifts interspersed with long periods of 12hr night shifts. Spent time with the RAN. Then… read more

posted 6 days ago

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