I was listening to a chap talking about mental health. Us T sufferers know all about that. He was saying that Sleep in the bedrock for good mental health. Bad sleep affects your immune system, stops your brain sorting out the days events, effects your ability to concentrate, sleep deprivation will kill you more quickly that food starvation and is also linked with types of cancer!! Factor in the grumpiness and depression and it is really bad news.
Hope i haven't frightened anyone.
When i started my T journey I needed zopiclone to knock me out. I now sleep ok on 15mg of mirtizipne and a sound box playing wave noise. I do go to bed pretty exhausted most days as I keep busy. The T is loud and it still amazes me that my brain will shut off and let me sleep
Most nights I get 8hrs. For this I am truely grateful as it must be hell for the Ts with insomnia.
I am happy to take the mirtazipine and it works for me. It got me thinking, how do the rest of my cyber buddies approach the issue of sleep? Do you get it? Do you dread going to bed? What is your drug of choice? Does herbal T do it for you? Does your GP give you options? Any useful tips etc.
Happy new year to all.
Wishing you peace and quiet in 2020