I have touched on this subject before but am still in desperate need of any suggestions.
I have Permanent atrial fibrillation and find sleep of a night quite a problem. I wear ear plugs because of light noise both inside and outside the bedroom. Out side is passing traffic etc. which is already reduced with triple glazing and inside a wife who suffers fro rhinitis so thereby snores lightly. I find the earplugs make the afib a bit worse but if I can find a good position in bed that can help, but not always. I have been off sleeping pills like Diazipam and Temazepam for some while and do not want to go back down that route. My GP has put me on low night does of Mirtazapine Tablets, 15mg, and Amisulpride 500mg which are not sleeping pills.
I have tried herbals like, Kalms, nytol, Valerian and Melissa Dream, all with the odd success in relaxing me and helping to sleep. But these are not sleeping pills.
They may help one night and then not the next night.
Although over 55 I have not spoken to my GP about melatonin.
I am literally at my wits end to get fairly regular decent sleep my Permanent atrial fibrillation pounds day and night. It is wearing me down since 1st April, no April fool this, I have had about a quarter of the nights where I have managed to obtain some sleep.
I have made my routine as best as I can, no lights, wind down time, no caffeine, regular times, darkened room no electrical devices, just a light white noise from the fan on very hot nights. Hot drinks and no alcohol. I even have relaxation tapes and try those.
I am now get to the stage that it is draining me and I getting to desperation.
Sorry about this but any help really appreciated