Do you have trouble sleeping due to COPD?
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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.
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..
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.
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?
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.
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?
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@lawless Yes I have this problem too! I try to drink most of my water earlier in the day but I do take my little thermos to my bed to sip on when I need to during the night.I think when I lay down it all settles in my bladder even tho I Go alot during the day. I just feel better when I drink water.
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@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.
I was diagnosed with severe COPD and emphysema at 48. I had LVRS (lung volume reduction surgery) a year later, which I am forever grateful for it actually led me to [This comment has been moderated by an administrator]. I have read some of their stories online before using their natural herbal formula , I had very hard time breathing then, and even more so at night, it was so bad I can’t sleep. I get up with a tight chest that feels blocked and can’t breathe well at all,I was excused from normal life responsibilities but natural herbs really helped but sometimes I think is God prodigy that I was able to treat my Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease but the herbal formula has a big impact on my recovery because my lung condition has been fully reversed. They do things for me, and was too happy to comply with their service. This is an equitable way to get off your COPD emphysema.
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