I noticed I used to sleep 16 hrs a day now I have severe insomnia and sleep...
Do you take any sleepy meds?
Yep - sounds really familiar!
anything that can be done to help this?
I have the same problem - for years now...
have not taken any Benadryl.....been like this for weeks now
Lyme disease is causing it. It should get better with treatment. I've been "in treatment" since last October. Initially I had serious problems sleeping - would only sleep for 3-4 hours at a time and couldn't stay asleep. Started treatment and everything swung the opposite direction - couldn't stay awake - slept 8-9 hours every night, up for several hours and then could never make it past 1:00 in the afternoon without a nap. Would sleep for a rock for another 4 hours and be awake till about 11....then back to start the cycle all over. In May, my LLMD changed my meds, now I'm back to not sleeping more than 5 hours at night, up by not later than 6 in the morning (for no apparent reason), but still napping in the afternoons. VERY weired. I don't take any sleep meds - haven't needed any. Seems I can go to sleep pretty well but can't stay asleep at night. UGH. I say -sleep if you can and don't worry about it. REST is good. The body heals during periods of sleep and we all need healing, without a doubt.
I get the coma sleep. I call it my manic stages. I either sleep so soundly nothing wakes me, or I can't sleep. It's the Lymes. You begin to learn the cycles. I started keeping a journal of my sleep patterns, it's made a big difference. I know when to make plans with people and when there is no way I can function. Less stimuli when I can't sleep helps to. I still lay down and let the body rest, even if I can't sleep.
lovely....only problem is it only gives me a few hours maybe 6 to take 60 pills.... :( and get 3 doses of teasel root drops.... what should I do?