I have had permanent Afib for a few years but peculiarly I have only noticed the random heart beats, very pronounced of a night only since my heart operation earlier this year. Before that although the Afib was there I did not even know what it was or even feel it. Even now day time it generally goes unnoticed.
This has had a profound effect on my sleeping or should I say lack of sleeping. The GP gave me sleeping pills, things like Zopiclone and Temazepam and even some Diazepam. All these worked at one time or another, take one night and have a good sleep. Take again the following night and it did not work. The problems with the hang overs the following day did not help.
Long story short I have managed to get the GP to stop these and I am now well off them for some time.
So what do I do, I try herbals, things like Valerian and hops, Chamomille, Magnesium, Lemon Balm , Passion Flower in various combinations available commercially. Some work, some don’t, some work one day then not the next. I even got the GP to prescribe me Melatonin. Again this appears to work some times and others not.
I have even tried Somulin and similar from USA that contain Melatonin, Valerian root, Hops, Lemon Balm and other ingredients all in one tablet. Again they work some times and other times not at all.
I try relaxation and have been waiting CBT with talking therapies since May that might help.
Question: How do others with Afib, 24/7/365 cope with getting to and staying asleep.
Come to that how do others cope with any similar situation and getting good sleep.