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Insomnia

My husband has difficulty getting back to sleep after having to get up in the night to visit the toilet. He has probably an average of 3/4 hours of sleep a night (reducing him to a zombie the following day) and this is repeated night after night until he takes a sleeping tablet and then he returns to his normal self. Has anyone had this problem and can they advise any treatment. Has anyone experienced the use of an anti diuretic hormone replacement? He has a heart problem and has had several strokes and I am worried that this lack of sleep is dangerous. He has mentioned it to various medical people who just seem to shrug it off. We are visiting the GP again tomorrow so would be good to receive your thoughts. Thank you

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Hi,

It might be that he isn’t drinking enough water as what happens the urea gets stronger and the body needs to get rid of it more often. It might help if he ups his water intake in the morning and early afternoon to see if this helps. It would be worth asking about this as well when he sees his gp.

All the best

Ali

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I have the same getting up at night problem due to prostate issues. What works for me is going through a Tai Chi routine in my mind. I drop off after about 5 minutes. My guess is that going through any routine in your mind that you know well might work, for example driving to a place that you often go to.

Graham

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I had exactly the same problem, now I use meditation to get me back to sleep and it works well. All the best.

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I understand your problem as I suffer the same and would also like solution.

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I have some success with my sleep issues with 5htp, but take beyond the suggested dose. Have been taking these for ten years, but am neither addicted nor dependent. (As have tested myself!). Plus a top up of valerian tincture. This way I get 6-7 hours without using the prescribed valium. However, these little helpers come with side effects initially and may be contra indicated in your husband’s case.

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I have had exactly same problem which also shrugged off and just told to try hot baths yada yada (like haven’t already tried nearly everything) my suggestion is Melatonin. I was lucky enough to get mine from US where can buy over counter but I believe you can order them in from US but have to pay extra packaging fee to ship to UK. We only able to get on prescription here. I swear by them and they are natural as we already have melatonin in our body. I even told specialist resulted in them and he’s told me no harm in them as natural and if works for me to carry on as can be used short term or long term and safe :)

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