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Is sleep a problem

22 Jan

Sleep is a common problem. Most people dealing with traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries, ADD-ADHD, chronic medical conditions and injuries and more, have difficulty with sleep. I recommend  clicking on the highlighted red link to Sleep Struggles and Disorders for a comprehensive and quick list and easy to navigate.

This site has an extensive list of all types of sleep problems. Additions and deletions of articles will be maintained. Go to the bottom of the page and click and read the links you are interested.

English: Diagram illustrating the influence of...

English: Diagram illustrating the influence of dark-light rythms on circadian rythms and related physiology and behavior. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

These Links about Sleep, Sleep Struggles & Disorders, ADD, Spectrum & Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS), Apnea, Insomnia, Narcolepsy, Rarer Sleep Disorders, Other elements impacting sleep, Light, vision, and sleep … and more.

Please leave comments as you explore these links. What is helpful and what is not? How do these sleep disorders apply to your life and situation?

 

 

 

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8 responses to “Is sleep a problem

  1. Big Mike's World

    January 26, 2013 at 11:53 am

    Interesting post….I just saw a psychiatrist not too long ago to have my Prozac script upped because it wasn’t working any more. After talking with him it turns out I have a touch of ADD. He concluded that from the fact that I don’t sleep very well (based on his questioning). His thoughts are if remember a lot of your dreams you are not going through all the stages of sleep. So instead of killing me with Prozac he gave me a different script for Topomax. It was supposed to be for epileptics but used for many other ailments. My main problem was that I wasn’t going through all the stages of sleep and therefore my serotonin levels were not naturally returning to normal. I haven’t felt better in years. I get a great sleep and haven’t had a migraine since I started taking it. Interesting how sleep is so important to us…..

     
    • brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR)

      January 26, 2013 at 11:13 pm

      Sleep is so important, and we never realize unless you become “sleepless” for whatever reason! I am familiar with Topomax and I had the same positive effects eliminating headaches and ability to finally sleep! I haven’t taken it for some time since I now have the proper diagnosis and treatment, but it took care of some significant symptoms. I had a sleep study and even though I slept well during it I never had REM sleep. Non-REM sleep is common variable with brain injuries. It’s amazing how some basic chemicals can improve lives drastically! Have you had a sleep study?

       
      • Big Mike's World

        January 27, 2013 at 9:36 pm

        No sleep study yet. I finally found a doc that could figure something out for me.

         

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