Bit of a different topic but here goes...
I have been struggling with sleep for the last few days, getting maybe 2-5hrs max in a 24hr period (2ish hrs of very interrupted sleep at night-coughing pretty much constantly, getting mildly wheezy(I don’t usually have a wheeze so this is a bit odd for me) and having a very uncomfortable tightness in my chest if I have vent any less that hourly).
Been managing to catch up a bit on sleep in the daytime with a few 1-1.5hr naps throughout but this is meaning that I can’t actually do anything productive as either half asleep in bed or too tired to properly function when attempting ‘normal’ tasks.
Currently attempting another pred wean as directed by my consultant after being on high dose for months so this is quite possibly a contributing factor...although my PF isn’t dropping too too low at the moment and I am still having excellent reversibility from nebs/vent-hitting 550-600 post (best 620).
The main issue is trying to get to a level that my body deems ‘acceptable’ to sleep with at night and actually maintaining there long enough to sleep restfully and for more than an hour at a time!!😂😅😴
I have tried nebbing before sleep and yes, it works, but not for that long and I have been told to try and use vent instead of nebs by my cons at my last appt so trying to implement this.
Does anyone have any advice on how to tackle this issue/anyone had a similar experience?