Hi I am having problems sleeping I all ways have broken sleep I am up early for work and I always feel tired but when it comes to bed time I am not sleeping very well any one got any ideas which might help
@Billy31, could be lots of things I am sorry to say. For example do you have a nap in the chair during the evening? Do you drink caffeinated drinks in the evening? Are you using PC, tablet, phone watching tv in the 30 -45 mins before bed? If so you may need to think about stopping these as from experience these were the questions I was asked by the GP at first. Once you have eliminated these and it makes no difference the GP, or your neurologist may prescribe a low dose of Clonazepam. If the problem still persist then it might be helpful to ask to see a sleep disturbance specialist who can then with overnight testing done either at home or in a sleep clinic rule out any other underlying issues. But for info not a quick process it took me about a year.
Glad to say after spending 2 nights at the Royal Papworth hospital on 7 & 8 January I was told no other underlying issue I just don’t enter REM sleep so act out my dreams, something I already knew as my Wife had told me about my thrashing out in bed, shouting and the occasional falling out of bed. Sleep specialist increased my disease of Clonazepam from 1mg to 2 mg and since the 12 January I am now getting on average 6.5 - 7 hours sleep a night.
Hope you get it sorted as no sleep and working is so hard
A bad dream can lead to a lot of problems. Your doctor gave good advice, they are obvious, but rarely who follows them. I hope that soon you will no longer need the medicine and that you will sleep well without it