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Sleep question

Discussion in 'General ME/CFS Discussion' started by Jessie 107, Feb 10, 2017.

  1. Jessie 107

    Jessie 107

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    Hello,
    I haven't had a diagnosis yet ,but my doctor thinks I have Me/cfs.
    I agree I have a lot of the symptoms, but the one I don't have is a problem sleeping,I sleep really well. I know that a lot of people with this illness don't.
    My question is am I unusual to be able to sleep well ? How many of you have trouble with your sleep? I would be interested to find out.
    Regards
    Jessie
     
  2. UKmum

    UKmum

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    Hi Jessie
    My teenage son has ME/CFS and he says he sleeps well. He sleeps for 12 hours and would sleep more if he wasn't interrupted by tutors. However we know it isn't good sleep- his fitbit shows very light restless sleep and higher heart rate through the night until around 5.00am when he seems to sleep better and HR reduces. He sleeps from around 11:00 pm to 11:00am unless really forced to get up earlier.
    I think the big question is whether you feel at all refreshed when you wake up or are just as tired or more tired?
     
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  3. slysaint

    slysaint Senior Member

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    I agree with this. Try searching for 'sleep' (titles only), and you'll find a lot more info.
     
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  4. Mohawk1995

    Mohawk1995 Senior Member

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    Agree with UKmum. Our teenage son slept very soundly for 12-14 hours, but had restless sleep and did not awaken refreshed. When listening to someone discuss sleep and sleep hygiene they noted as a general rule you should sleep 7-8 hours with minimal interruptions and minimal restlessness and awaken refreshed. If you are not, read more of the articles on here and talk to you physician about sleep.
     
  5. CFS_for_19_years

    CFS_for_19_years Hoarder of biscuits

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    How long have you been sick?

    At the beginning of my illness I had hypersomnia. I was sleeping a lot more than usual. I didn't start to develop insomnia until much later on.
     
  6. Dechi

    Dechi Senior Member

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    What the others said : it's not how long or how well you think you sleep, but it's how restorative your sleep is. If you sleep well and feel refreshed when you wake up, then you might want to look seriously at other diagnosis.
     

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