Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About MyLupusTeam
Powered By
Real members of MyLupusTeam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Insomnia And I Keep Waking Up!

Insomnia And I Keep Waking Up!

I need help for insomnia / staying asleep. I have to take Ambien and it works within 10 minutes but I still wake up at 2am every day wide awake. Bed is at 9 with no screens.

posted November 26, 2022
A MyLupusTeam Member

It's best to avoid sleeping medicine, if at all possible! Are you able to get in a daily walk or some exercise? That along with relaxation techniques, therapy, etc. can help a lot!!! If our body isn't tired, we don't sleep well.

Take care, all!

posted November 29, 2022
A MyLupusTeam Member

I have the same issue. Honestly, cognitive/talk therapy helped a great deal. Almost a year after completing therapy I still have sleepless nights. Some nights it’s the pain and others it’s the worry of having Lupus. I usually listen to meditation or sleepy time videos to help get me to sleep and that seems to work (you know… just something to refrain from taking the meds) I also have a prescription for Lorazepam (which can be prescribed via a cognitive evaluation) it’s for anxiety so it definitely helps with the sleep if I need it. Sleeplessness is a common struggle for us… usually attached to the anxiety/depression symptoms that come with the condition. Your Dr. Should be able to refer you to a therapist to start helping with how you feel mentally and emotionally due to the Lupus. Try it! I can really help of you find the right therapist for you. Be well!

posted November 28, 2022
A MyLupusTeam Member

Same here. I take 3 Benadryl and 3 melitonion and still get up

posted November 28, 2022
A MyLupusTeam Member

I have tried many things over the years - the first thing that worked was the Gabapentin - Neurontin my neurologist prescribed.

posted November 27, 2022

Related content

View all
Anyone Wanna Exchange Instagram's Or Snaps?
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭
Am I The Only Guy Here?
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭
What To Stay Away From While On Treatment?
A MyLupusTeam Member asked a question 💭
Already a Member? Log in