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Where to begin....

Ok, so right now I'm here at the computer 3 hours after taking seroquel for sleep, despite the average drowsiness onset of an hour. Why? Because my hubby won't stop wriggling, pulling the covers off, getting up, blah blah blah.

He has a long standing sleep disorder, poorly managed despite neurological and pysychological specialist treatment, and I'm not sleeping well.

I have my own sleep issues, linked to depression and bipolar, but it has become a problem on seroquel cos i get woken up and/or kept awake. Before, I took zopiclone, and that worked but i can't take seroquel and zopi together or I can't get up in the morning to get the kids to school. And I need to give the seroquel a fair go, cos moodwise I was struggling on lithium before.

Ok, I'm only on 100mg 'quel, to review and continue titrating up if needed in a couple of weeks, but.... god I want to sleep all night.

What can I do to minimise the effects of being disturbed by my hubby? I love him but I hate sleeping with him. Well, NOT sleeping. That's the problem.

There's no spare bed space in the house, and day-napping is not good on so many levels. Help!

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I work third shift so weekends are a struggle sleeping next to my husband soon as he works first shift and we sleep seperate during the week. I have my issues with sleep as well due to BP. I find that seperate blankets help! (What they are not good for is snuggling! :cool: )

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If I were you i would seriously consider getting 2 twin mattresses and pushing them together, that way if you guys want to cuddle you can, or if you want to sleep you arent sharing springs. I'm sorry you guys have to deal with this, its always gotten me in trouble, but I'm glad you seem understanding of his situation.

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I agree on the two mattresses and sets of blankets thing. It really seems like the easiest solution if you can afford it. That way, the tossing, turning, etc., will not affect you.

Heh, I sleep with a tooth grinder. Otherwise, things are okay. But there have been the occasional nights where I lie awake listening to it for an hour or two, before passing out from exhaustion. Very annoying. Oh well, at least he does not snore.

Anna

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Another idea is to wear ear plugs.

I've always been a very light sleeper and then after I started having insomnia, it got even worse. For years, my husband and I didn't even sleep in the same room because of his loud snoring and my total inability to get sleep.

We're now back in the same room - but separate beds, separate covers, and I have a lifetime supply of ear plugs.

Just a thought.

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