I have RA, osteoarthritis, type 1 diabetes, underactive thyroid, osteoporosis and high blood pressure (all being treated except for bisphosphonates for the osteoporosis, which I'm currently thinking through!) For several years now I've not been able to sleep through the night. I wake at least a couple of times each night, often more, and sometimes I just can't get back to sleep and lie awake for hours on end with worries going round and round in my head. So I'm wondering how to improve things. Before my health got worse I always slept like a log, worries or no worries. My feeling is that the root cause is maybe the RA as I've only had these issues since it flared up quite badly two or three years ago and was (finally) diagnosed, as it means it's hard to stay in one position comfortably for too long and possibly this is waking me up.
Does anyone have any sleep tips? Mattress topper (which one)? Electric blanket? Different pillow?
Many thanks for any help as I get sooo tired xx