Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
About MyEpilepsyTeam
Real members of MyEpilepsyTeam 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.

Does Anyone Deal With Sleep Deprivation? No Matter How Tired I Am, I Cannot Fall Asleep. I Also Have Two Kids Whom Keep Me Going.

Does Anyone Deal With Sleep Deprivation? No Matter How Tired I Am, I Cannot Fall Asleep. I Also Have Two Kids Whom Keep Me Going.

I've dealt with this for years.

A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Thank you everyone for letting me know I'm not the only one. Randysherman, I am the same way! I normally stay awake until my daughter is off to school then I have a newborn so I just have to nap when I can and when my body decides to shutdown. On weekends I do the same as well, just stay up until I fall asleep.

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Since my med change tonywgretal I usually fall right to sleep around 1030pm. I have drowsy spell in the afternoon and gotta kick myself to keep going

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I've been having problems with sleeping for years now, something's it can simply be the anti convulsion medication that's causes a side effect of the lack of sleep. In my case I've been given medication to help with sleep however this has not been working of late and can be a warning with my epilepsy, I can go days without being able to sleep but I get ill from it.

Try talking to your doctor to see if they can give you anything to help. Good luck x

posted over 3 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

I have trouble sleeping also

posted over 4 years ago
A MyEpilepsyTeam Member said:

Welcome to the site Krystal. That's me 24/7. Many of us struggle with sleeping problems. I do partially blame it on a certain type of EEG. I was in between my adolescence - preteen yrs. three different times, that I remember , I had to stay awake for 24 hrs., until my appt. my mom would catch me falling asleep and would wake me back up. There would be many thing we would do thru late night thru the morning and possibly afternoon. Doing things to keep me awake. The other thing I blame my sleeping problems on is, my brain. My thoughts won't stop. That too make it hard to sleep.

Now days I'm a major Night Owl or Night Hawk. On school days I don't go to bed until my kids are on the bus. Weekend I go to bed when ever I'm ready.

edited, originally posted over 4 years ago
Browse more questions and answers
Continue with Facebook
Sign up with your email
Already a Member? Log in