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Can't sleep for no real reason

Jan 29, 2017 2:24 AM

Having issues sleeping at night and cant stay awake during the day. I take pain medicine, a muscle relaxer, medicine for my nerve pain, my epilepsy medicine, and a sleeping pill ( a few other pills as well but these ones are not something that would make me tired so i didnt mention them) and cant sleep. All that should knock me out and it doesnt do anything. Im tired and ready for bed but just lay there for hours waiting to sleep, there is no reason i should be up im not in much pain at that point, i have my ear plugs in, my phone on silent, its dark enough in my room, and im comfortable enough, but i just lay there.

Jan 29, 2017 4:57 AM

I've been awake since 3am and it's now 11am! Sometimes nothing you do will help you sleep sometimes it just about getting comfortable so you can just relax and rest. Maybe putting a few drops of lavender essential oil around your bed to help relax your more or soaking in a warm bath with 1-2 cups of Epsom bath salts. I'm sorry there's not much else I can suggest xx

Jan 29, 2017 11:33 AM

There are people who have the opposite reaction to medications than expected. I know when my dad tried sleeping pills they made him completely wired and he was up all night building and fixing things. Melatonin and those teas that are supposed to help you sleep keep me up. I'm afraid to take sleeping pills because of that.
Perhaps you are one of the people it doesn't work for.

Jan 29, 2017 3:38 PM

That's so true Gotobef, about meds causing different reactions in different people. My sister and I are both on Tramadol for pain. It makes me sleepy but wires her up so she can't sleep. Tylenol does the same to her & my daughter. Debrewer, it could be medication reactions.

Jan 29, 2017 5:20 PM

My meds do the same thing, everyone says this or that knocks them out, for me they are like drinking a pot of coffee. I have to take xanax just to try and stay even. Melatonin helps a little, have u tried that?

Jan 29, 2017 9:22 PM

Same!! All the medications I've been given to try to help me sleep actually keep me up :( I end up reading until I'm tired enough to pass out, and listening to instrumental music or ASMR (google it if you haven't heard of it!) and it helps a bit. But still haven't found something that works all the time. I hope you find something that helps you sleep better :(

Jan 29, 2017 9:34 PM

I have Oxymorphone, it "should" knock me out. Instead it wires me up and I can't sleep and it does nothing for pain. In fact it's now about a year past it's experation date.

Jan 30, 2017 5:46 PM

I have started a ritual to get normal sleep, starts with a chamomile valerian tea, a book, and a melatonin. I still am up too late, but it's really helped get me into a schedule. I also feel more rested when I wake up and am dreaming again. So, I guess, ritual, reading, valerian, melatonin.

Feb 01, 2017 5:38 AM

FlappysLady81 they first put me on tramadol and it was the worst thing for me. I was having nightmares, waking up drenched in sweat. It was awful. Im glad they took me off of that.
And gotobef ive never had that reaction before until about a week ago maybe a week and a half. And im not wired im exahsted i am so tired but just laybin bed and never fall asleep. And i dint have anything on my mind im just laying there exahsted and bored.

Feb 01, 2017 5:39 AM

Happytoseethesunrise i have tried melatonin its kind of a hit and miss for me

Feb 01, 2017 7:32 AM

I have found that medications designed to make me drowsy never work. I still have the same amount of trouble sleeping.

Feb 01, 2017 9:46 AM

I just shared this on my facebook
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1340870529268025&id=1048951861793228
I want everyone who knows me to see this!
This is literally my life. Please understand that some people with illnesses are not just living their lives like everyone else, they are trying to survive.
I did take this Monday off this week, I couldn't sleep for more than 3 hours a night sense Thursday night.
Monday I finally fell asleep at 7 am
I had 25 unread texts and 11 missed calls, so, I was woken up 25-36 times, and yes I ignored all of them. Why didn't I turn off my phone then you ask? Well, the last time I did the people closest to me exploded instead of trying to understand what this is doing to me, how much I as struggling.
I went to bed at 6am on Tuesday morning and went to work at 9am. I went to sleep at 11pm and woke up at 12:30am and I haven't slept yet. I can't afford 2 days off a week. This is how I sleep, this is how I am 'living'.
So please stop yelling at me and getting pissed off when I don't answer the phone I'm fighting for a basic human need.
I just want to sleep.

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