• 1 month ago

    Fed up of no sleep!

    I’ve got Osteoarthritis in my left knee, and so causes immense pain, especially at night.
    I’m fed up I cnt sleep, when I do my husband nudges me for snoring.
    Any suggestions gratefully received.

Responses

  • 1 month ago

    RE: Fed up of no sleep!

    See your doc about the pain. Consider separate bedrooms so both you and your husband can get some sleep in peace. Ask your doc about using a CBT sleep training program as well.
  • 25 days ago

    RE: Fed up of no sleep!

    Yes, many people who are over 50, or overweight have apnea. About 11 years ago, I was tested at a medical Sleep Center (expensive if your insurance does not cover it.) I had a light case of Apnea, but requested what they call a CPAP machine. From a friend who uses one now, I hear they are much more conformable to wear. Online Mayo Clinic talks about them at this link: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/sleep-apnea/in-depth/cpap/art-20044164
    I could not tolerate using the machine, so my dentist recommended an inexpensive device called a TSD (Tongue Stabilizing Device) which keeps you able to breath while asleep. You insert your tongue and the outer air pressure keeps it tightly on. It makes you look as if you are sticking out your tongue at your sleep, but It works for me. Check with your dentist.
  • 24 days ago

    RE: Fed up of no sleep!

    Thank you for your advice. I know CPAP well, I used to be a nursing assistant. I’m in the U.K., we do have sleep centres, but like you say, are expensive as they are private treatment-not on the NHS.
    I will consult my dentist, to see what they think.
    Like I say, many thanks for your advice.