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Posted on 8/2/18 6:29 AM
Does anyone else have difficulty sleeping due to COPD? I have great difficulty and sometimes, even if I get 6 - 8 hours of sleep (which is rare), I feel like I am not rested - I wake up several times during the night.
Another thing I have difficulty with is falling asleep.
I would appreciate any input or advice.
Thank you in advance.
Beginning of the discussion - 8/2/18Do you have trouble sleeping due to COPD? https://www.carenity.us/forum/copd/symptoms-and-complications-of-copd/do-you-have-trouble-sleeping-due-to-copd-332
Posted on 8/2/18 6:32 AM
I have a great difficulty staying asleep, once I fall asleep. I have tried melatonin, but I still wake up several times during the night. I attribute this to my COPD. I would love to hear if anyone else has this issue also and any advice
In regard to your question about getting to be able to fall asleep - I used to have this problem also. My mind used to race and race; however, believe it or not, what has worked for me is "Sleep Talk - Meditation" on youtube. I have used this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zljg2ptExHc to be able to fall asleep. Not only that channel, but any "Sleep Talk - Meditation" type sound.
I hope that helps you and hope someone else has some advice on how we can stay and remain asleep..
Posted on 8/31/18 5:21 PM
MY biggest issue is staying asleep... what I usually do when I wake up in the middle of the night is read with soft reading light... I usually immediately fall back to sleep. Don't read on your phone because the brightness is to light... I mean read literally a book with a soft reading lamp so the light does not keep you awake.
Posted on 8/14/19 1:30 AM
Do either of you or anyone wake up though multiple times during the night? I find if it is not related to a cough or needing to go to the bathroom, I still wake up for some reason. Any help?
Posted on 10/8/19 2:29 AM
I do not sleep straight through the night... that is for certain. I snore and/or cough - depends... kind of both at the same time. The worst is when I wake up, but I cannot fall back asleep and I need to start my day at like 4 am.
Posted on 11/19/19 1:41 AM
I find that I have trouble ataying asleep not online due to my cough, but I also have to frequently urinate. Does anyone else have an issue with waking up to go to the restroom often?
Posted on 5/5/20 10:39 PM
@lawless This happens to me too. Between that and waking up constantly, my nights are pure hell sometimes. I try to cut off liquids to cut down on the urination, but it doesn't help much, apparently it's related to the drugs we take. I have a white noise machine that I put on when I can't get back to sleep and it helps relax my mind a bit.