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How to sleep with pain all over.

Oct 16, 2014 12:15 AM

I'm having so much trouble sleeping because I have pain front, back, and sides of my body. I can't get comfortable and I wake up periodically through out the night. any suggestions on how to make sleep more comfortable?

Oct 16, 2014 1:40 AM

I know this sounds really stupid but I was told by a physiotherapist that if I concentrated on something else that it would help me to fall asleep I found that yoga helped. I've had chronic pain in my neck shoulders, lower back and in my right leg for the last thirty two years and I found that this worked for me. please don't think I'm belittling your problem in any way it's just something that helps me. if this helps you then I'm really pleased if it doesn't then I'm really sorry it didn't.

Oct 16, 2014 2:22 AM

I am assuming you have tried drug sleep aids? If you are afraid of sleeping pills, Gravol works pretty good at knocking you out but sleeping pills do work best however, I find they leave me feeling dopey in the morning. For none drug aids, there are specific meditations to assist in sleep, you may want to try that. I've been learning how to meditate for chronic pain but its not helping me for that but I have found it helps with my headaches. There are specific meditations for sleep and I would suggest giving that a try. Check the internet for some.

Oct 16, 2014 3:17 PM

The only thing I have found that helps me sleep is Zquil. It's over the counter and a liquid, think made by NyQuil. Sure knocks me out.

Oct 16, 2014 3:19 PM

I found an app called Binaural Sleep. It has power nap, general sleep and racing mind. I will admit the sounds are kinda unusual, but I gave it a try and I did relax and got sleepy.

Oct 16, 2014 3:24 PM

It's says, Binaural Sleep beats are scientifically tested alternating frequencies designed to induce different states of mind more quickly.
It's a collection of ultra high quality binaural beats specifically designed to get you to fall asleep into a deep sleep or give you a quick mental boost through your power napping.
I do not use a headphone, but it says it's best used with headphones to allow the brain to be affected by the alternating frequencies in each ear.

Of course, it may not work for everyone, it has worked for me a few times.

Oct 16, 2014 10:19 PM

I haven't tried any sleep mess yet just because I'm afraid of not waking up for class. I'll have to look into that though.

the app sounds really interesting though! anything to help me relax :)

Oct 17, 2014 2:59 PM

I also use an app to help me relax just before I go to sleep, it is called Calm... for me it helps, just try it and see if it helps you too..

Oct 17, 2014 8:22 PM

The Gabapentin had me a little racing last night, so I gave my app another try. I selected racing mind and it did help.
I'll have to check out calm:-)

Oct 17, 2014 9:17 PM

I found a better app for relaxation and sleep. It's Relax Melodies Oriental Meditation, it has 96 different sounds from water, storms birds, you name it it's pretty much there and I like it so much better than that Binaural sleep app for sure...I deleted binaural.
I also added a sleep pillow sound app, and the calm...these I do believe will help me more than that Binaural sleep app.

Oct 17, 2014 9:24 PM

I forgot to say on the relax oriental app the several types of wind chimes are soothing. There is a crackling ship sound, all types of weather, all kinds of oriental meditation sounds, everything even inside of a plane, train, crackling fireplace, so many melodies, I'm finding their all relaxing.
I hope this helps:-)

Oct 18, 2014 7:41 AM

excuse my typing, i have numb fingers this morning. i too get bad sleep. i sleep two hours at most, usually once at night and then i nap in the day (more like i cant stay awake). had pain for 10 years. i found out by accident that i sleep better in a recliner. perhaps sleeping in a recliner, couch, etc, may be an option? i am not married either, but when i was my husbamd would say i couldnt sleep in the recliner or couch. yeah, he was a jerk. i have a very bad back, and that was my first chronic pain issue. now i have pain eveeywhere it seems. if i sleep in a bed, i will wake up in severe pain. stiff. inable to get out of bed without help. and i would be chasing the pain all day. in a recliner, i used to be able to sleep 5 hours a night. now my sleep
is much worse. but my chair is old, was a used one from my mom, cause mine broke. this one is too narrow, hard to roll on my side, which is the only way i can sleep. i put comforters and pillows all around me and lay on them. it helps. i hope you find something that helps. not being able to sleep is hard.

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