Queen of Sleep

Living with narcolepsy: a personal journey

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Written by Queen of Sleep

January 29, 2011 at 2:30 pm

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  1. I find no difficulty in falling asleep but wake anything between 1am and 4am and I can’t get back to sleep. I am wide awake, I have tried everything, milky drinks reading, getting up. I am wide awake, but in the morning I am very tried I might not sleep again that night. I would love your comments I have been like this for years. Gill


    February 23, 2011 at 5:29 pm

    • Dear Gill,
      I am not a doctor so I would recommend that you visit a sleep specialist for a proper diagnosis. It, actually sounds to me that you suffer from either classic insomnia (yes! it does manifest in many different ways!) or potentially some disruption to the circadian rythm/sleep stages. I will ask some friends/fellow sleep bloggers if they recognise your symptoms and if I get any useful feedback I will forward it to you. Have a relaxing weekend! QoS.

      Queen of Sleep

      February 25, 2011 at 11:46 pm

      • Another friend has just emailed me back re your query and he seems to think that your symptoms are typical for narcolepsy as many people with narcolepsy wake up in the middle of the night unable to go back to sleep. Before I started taking an anti-depressant to help me sleep better at night and for cataplexy, I would always wake up between 3-4 every night. I resolved the problem by drinking some orange juice. It sent me back to sleep immediately as it was the low glucose levels that woke me up in the first place. Do you find you have any sugar cravings when you wake up at night? QoS

        Queen of Sleep

        March 5, 2011 at 11:54 am

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