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Pred and insomnia

Hi all hope u are all well. It's 415am and I'm up having a cuppa coz i can't sleep being on the pred and I'm keeping my poor husband awake tossing and turning then I'm coughing and making my chest worse. Had a chest infection which has flared my asthma up so am on antibiotics and prednisalone. I'm only on day one of 5 so I'm not looking forward to another 4 nights of no sleep. Have to be up for work in a few hours. Any one any suggestions that will help me over come the insomnia for the next few nights? Anything would be apprciated!

Smithy xx

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Hi Smithy ,im on day 6 of 12.

I have stayed up till around 12 then went bed and not catnapped in the day,so found it helped and also put my earplugs in with relaxing music and had a hot chocolate before got in bed.

love Glynis xxx

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Hi, probably stating the obvious here, but take pred in the morning after breakfast. I also find that I wake up hungry whilst on pred, so unusually I eat before bedtime, which helps keep me sleeping as I don't wake up with hunger.

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I have just taken my first dose of prednisolone. Then I thought I would read the posts on here. I already take meds to help me sleep so hopefully I will be okay. The docs instructions say to take at 8am and 1pm. Ooops. Should have read the instructions first. I do need them tonight though.

Does taking them in the morning help to avaid the insomnia?

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I take mine 4pred in the morning,but coming off them now so have to reduce them.slept well on them.

hope they help you to xxxx

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I've always taken them in the morning before breakfast, and not had any trouble sleeping, but then my nightly mug of horlicks may help with that.

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