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Nichole Purcell
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  • Cincinnati, OH
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Can't STAY asleep
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I've not been able to sleep a full night in many years. I had sleep apnea and had the UPPP Surgery back in 2005. My follow up visit with the sleep center said the apnea is gone but now I "sleep with…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Jill Spafford Mar 29, 2010.

 

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Jill Spafford replied to Nichole Purcell's discussion Can't STAY asleep
"Hi Nicole, Just getting in from some travels. Night shift is tough if not inhumane on people. Have you been working 3rd shift for long? Would you say you are by nature a morning person or a night person? Unfortunately,shift work and insomnia do…"
Mar 29, 2010
Nichole Purcell replied to Nichole Purcell's discussion Can't STAY asleep
"Yes. I've had two studies. One before the surgery and one after to see if it worked. According to the doctor who did the second study, the apnea was gone. I have a sinking feeling that perhaps my "every 4 hours" waking pattern was…"
Mar 19, 2010
Jill Spafford replied to Nichole Purcell's discussion Can't STAY asleep
"Hi Nicole. I am not a Doctor, but I do work in the sleep field. Insomnia is never fun so I feel for you. Curious, does "My follow up visit with the sleep center said the apnea is gone but now I "sleep with one eye open" mean you had a…"
Mar 19, 2010
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Can't STAY asleep

I've not been able to sleep a full night in many years. I had sleep apnea and had the UPPP Surgery back in 2005. My follow up visit with the sleep center said the apnea is gone but now I "sleep with one eye open". Whatever that means. But it's like I usually sleep right around 3.5 to 4 hours at a time. some times I can go right back to sleep, other times I am up for a few minutes to a few hours. I've tried a lot of sleep aides and they get me to sleep but nothing has kept me asleep. I've tried…See More
Mar 18, 2010

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