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emmie | 01:38 Tue 27th Oct 2020 | Body & Soul
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mine is out the window, i don't know what's going on. been awake since midnight, it's now 1.30 and can't get back to sleep. anyone else have this problem and what to do about sleeping through the night.

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When I was waiting for my hip replacement I was in a lot of pain and, like you, awake most of the night. I think during the day you can block the pain out more. I found Ibuprofen gel was the most effective treatment for arthritic pain. Oral Ibuprofen didn’t really help and I didn’t want to take Co codamol or Amitriptyline because of the side effects. I did catch an...
09:22 Tue 27th Oct 2020
Sorry should read do not sleep during the day, not even if you feel desperate
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i have done a lot of that Rowan - thanks for advice, will see if can't stop going asleep so early
You need to resist the temptation to have naps during the day - do something practical, don't sit down in a comfy chair. If you feel the need to sit rather than stand, confine yourself to a dining chair. Don't go to bed until 10 p.m. at least and if you wake up in the night do not go anywhere near your computer/smart phone etc. Stay in bed until at least 5.30 a.m.
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have bitten the bullet and phoned doctor, just waiting for a call back.
to discuss long term pain management, have other things to discuss with her, but it will do for a start.
Good emmie! You may have to try a few, before you find the right formula x
I used to sleep through the night until 12 years ago, I gave up smoking and I cannot sleep through the night??

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