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Created on : Tuesday, August 08, 2006, 01:43:09 pm
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Millions of people suffer from sleep issues such as insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, sleep walking, sleep terrors, or restless leg syndrome. Share your stories and offer advice and support to others facing similar conditions.

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July 2, 2007, 9:54 pm CDT

hee hee

Quote From: dimpels

bday girl couldn't sleep lastnite. too excited! we bought her small dollhouse. otherwise how r u doing 2day? spoil urself u deserve it! im busy with all the hotspots in the house. how far r u with flylady? blessed day 2 u!
Well, I have a shiny sink, I have the swish-n-swipe-, I can't work in a rom unless the bed is made,  I have tossed lots of clutter!  This farm has been in our family for 4 generations and we are the first to have garbage pickup.  Everything unburnable was saved!   My pictures are in the photo albums and the cards are in the card-box.  My closet is just right and so are the children's.  Oh, and I have a reasonable amount of makeup and earrings.  Most all of the main rooms are decluttered.  How are you doing?
 
July 2, 2007, 11:08 pm CDT

wow!

Quote From: sunshine80

Well, I have a shiny sink, I have the swish-n-swipe-, I can't work in a rom unless the bed is made,  I have tossed lots of clutter!  This farm has been in our family for 4 generations and we are the first to have garbage pickup.  Everything unburnable was saved!   My pictures are in the photo albums and the cards are in the card-box.  My closet is just right and so are the children's.  Oh, and I have a reasonable amount of makeup and earrings.  Most all of the main rooms are decluttered.  How are you doing?
stil shiny sink too. touch up major hotspots in rooms. gave a bag of toys away! gave two bags of clothes which were too small to less fortunate people. changed daughters room. im going to paint toilet and bathroom and later my room. cant wait 2 do it!
 
July 3, 2007, 9:57 am CDT

dimpels

Hey dimpels, Becky here, I see that you are struggling with insomnia.  I have several sleep issues, and I take temazepam every night.

 

If the insomnia is a continuing problem, I would suggest that you go see a sleep specialist.  There are over 200 sleep disorders, and it would be good to find out the underlying cause of your insomnia.

 

I had a sleep study done a couple of years ago.  It turns out that I have Narcolepsy.  I am now on Provigil for the daytime sleepiness.  The Provigil makes a huge difference.  I was also a borderline case for Sleep Apnea.  Now, the Sleep Apnea is worse, so I am currently on a trial for a CPAP machine.  I feel like I have more energy during the day now.  The next step is to have another sleep study to document for the insurance company that I have sleep apnea.  That way, they will pay for the CPAP machine.

 

Through a sleep study, my husband was diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleep Apnea.

 

My kids (who had previous diagnosis of ADHD) went through sleep studies.  The oldest one has Narcolepsy, like me.  The middle son has Restless Leg Syndrome and Narcolepsy.  The youngest son has Restless Leg Syndrome and the beginning signs of Narcolepsy.  The right medications make a huge difference in their moods and energy levels.

 

Anybody having long-term sleep problems, or daytime sleepiness should consult with a Sleep Specialist to see if a sleep study is needed.

 

For your daughter, she is young, and sleep issues are common in little kids.  A regular bedtime routine works wonders.  When our kids were little, we had a routine that included reading a story, cuddle time, and then off to bed with tucking in and kisses.  We gave them three tickets, good for a trip to the bathroom and a small drink.  When the tickets were used up, there was no more getting up.  If they were having trouble getting to sleep, they were told just to lay there and think of all the fun things that they do.  This works for 3 to 5 year olds the best.  For 2 year olds, firm rules and routine are very important.  When a child is sick, though, the rules go out the window temporarily, then when the child is well again, back to the rules.

 

Ignore people who tell you to get off of your sleep meds.  If they are helpful, keep using them, under your doctor's orders.  But, do consider seeing a sleep specialist.

 

I see that you have aspirations to be an artist and singer.  I do a lot of painting, mostly animals, plus I sing and write songs for church.  Sunshine mentioned some of my art in a previous post, so here it is:                                                                                                                  

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I paint animals on rocks, and I sell them by special order, doing portraits of people's pets.

 

Well, just thought I'd share that bit of info...have a good day...nice to meet you...Becky

 

PS  Hello Sunshine...you're on several of the boards that I am on...bipolar, exercise, and here...we seem to have a lot in common  

 
July 3, 2007, 7:50 pm CDT

Also

Don't you like her pretty rocks!?  There is nothing wrong with taking medication.  I have bipolar disorder, I will take meds all of my life no big deal.  People have diabetes, they will take their insulin all of their lives.  It's ok to do what is best for you especially when the doc says take the tablets.   Sometimes I think as a society we feel like we have some kind of cardboard signs that we wear everywhere that say,"I am one of those people, I take pills."  Oh no, we don't.  People should never feel bad for taking medications for their treatment of their medical issue, no matter what.

Have a Happy Fourth!

Did your little girl have a great b-Day?

I am an Aunt to a little baby girl born 7/3/07!

 
July 3, 2007, 10:55 pm CDT

its is beautiful indeed!

Quote From: sunshine80

Don't you like her pretty rocks!?  There is nothing wrong with taking medication.  I have bipolar disorder, I will take meds all of my life no big deal.  People have diabetes, they will take their insulin all of their lives.  It's ok to do what is best for you especially when the doc says take the tablets.   Sometimes I think as a society we feel like we have some kind of cardboard signs that we wear everywhere that say,"I am one of those people, I take pills."  Oh no, we don't.  People should never feel bad for taking medications for their treatment of their medical issue, no matter what.

Have a Happy Fourth!

Did your little girl have a great b-Day?

I am an Aunt to a little baby girl born 7/3/07!

up already. two of my kids came and a new child joined aftercare just 4 evaluation. im so glad 2 help another child. betty's work is beautiful! stacey had great time! took her 2 mac donalds the evening. extremely tired after painting toilet. had a good nite. lotsa love!
 
July 3, 2007, 11:13 pm CDT

hey!

Quote From: mustbecrazy

Hey dimpels, Becky here, I see that you are struggling with insomnia.  I have several sleep issues, and I take temazepam every night.

 

If the insomnia is a continuing problem, I would suggest that you go see a sleep specialist.  There are over 200 sleep disorders, and it would be good to find out the underlying cause of your insomnia.

 

I had a sleep study done a couple of years ago.  It turns out that I have Narcolepsy.  I am now on Provigil for the daytime sleepiness.  The Provigil makes a huge difference.  I was also a borderline case for Sleep Apnea.  Now, the Sleep Apnea is worse, so I am currently on a trial for a CPAP machine.  I feel like I have more energy during the day now.  The next step is to have another sleep study to document for the insurance company that I have sleep apnea.  That way, they will pay for the CPAP machine.

 

Through a sleep study, my husband was diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome and Sleep Apnea.

 

My kids (who had previous diagnosis of ADHD) went through sleep studies.  The oldest one has Narcolepsy, like me.  The middle son has Restless Leg Syndrome and Narcolepsy.  The youngest son has Restless Leg Syndrome and the beginning signs of Narcolepsy.  The right medications make a huge difference in their moods and energy levels.

 

Anybody having long-term sleep problems, or daytime sleepiness should consult with a Sleep Specialist to see if a sleep study is needed.

 

For your daughter, she is young, and sleep issues are common in little kids.  A regular bedtime routine works wonders.  When our kids were little, we had a routine that included reading a story, cuddle time, and then off to bed with tucking in and kisses.  We gave them three tickets, good for a trip to the bathroom and a small drink.  When the tickets were used up, there was no more getting up.  If they were having trouble getting to sleep, they were told just to lay there and think of all the fun things that they do.  This works for 3 to 5 year olds the best.  For 2 year olds, firm rules and routine are very important.  When a child is sick, though, the rules go out the window temporarily, then when the child is well again, back to the rules.

 

Ignore people who tell you to get off of your sleep meds.  If they are helpful, keep using them, under your doctor's orders.  But, do consider seeing a sleep specialist.

 

I see that you have aspirations to be an artist and singer.  I do a lot of painting, mostly animals, plus I sing and write songs for church.  Sunshine mentioned some of my art in a previous post, so here it is:                                                                                                                  

                        

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I paint animals on rocks, and I sell them by special order, doing portraits of people's pets.

 

Well, just thought I'd share that bit of info...have a good day...nice to meet you...Becky

 

PS  Hello Sunshine...you're on several of the boards that I am on...bipolar, exercise, and here...we seem to have a lot in common  

hi betty its lovely 2 hear frm u! thanks 4 the advice i appreciate it indeed! ur painting is beautiful! i love painting flowers. i just dnt want 2 get addicted 2 medication. my major problem is that i need 2 control my emotions. when im upset or over excited i find it extremely difficult 2 sleep. but yes, i am still using tablets. hope 2 hear frm u soon! have blessed day.
 
July 5, 2007, 8:58 pm CDT

Hi Again

Quote From: dimpels

up already. two of my kids came and a new child joined aftercare just 4 evaluation. im so glad 2 help another child. betty's work is beautiful! stacey had great time! took her 2 mac donalds the evening. extremely tired after painting toilet. had a good nite. lotsa love!
Still having trouble sleeping.  More problems with my darling sis.
 
July 6, 2007, 9:47 am CDT

why

Quote From: sunshine80

Still having trouble sleeping.  More problems with my darling sis.
why, what seems 2 be the problem? u have been so helpful 2 me. i told my friend about u how u encourages me. now its my turn to help. have great day!
 
July 7, 2007, 10:52 am CDT

she had birth complications

Quote From: dimpels

why, what seems 2 be the problem? u have been so helpful 2 me. i told my friend about u how u encourages me. now its my turn to help. have great day!

She has had to have d&c's, now finally a surgery that she was going to have hysterectomy.  Good news, they started surgery by c-section.  Thay were able to deliver the placenta and save her uterus.  She's only 19!  She will not be home until next week, and she misses her baby.

I have her baby she is such a doll!

 
July 7, 2007, 4:10 pm CDT

glad 2 hear alls well

Quote From: sunshine80

She has had to have d&c's, now finally a surgery that she was going to have hysterectomy.  Good news, they started surgery by c-section.  Thay were able to deliver the placenta and save her uterus.  She's only 19!  She will not be home until next week, and she misses her baby.

I have her baby she is such a doll!

dont know much about medical terms but glad 2 hear she's over the worse. she sure had difficult time! shame she's really young. speedy recovery 4 her! glad baby is well. wats her name? may God bless u as u take care of her! i'm sure ur having fun just dont 4get 2 rest. (((hugs)))
 
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