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When is the last time anyone here had.......

Postby jy13131 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 12:50 am

A nice sweet NAP in the afternoon? And what would you give for one?
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Postby Polar Bear » Mon Sep 28, 2009 1:26 am

Oh.. a nap..... it would be such a joy.

Yesterday morning, (Sunday) I had been up for a while pottering about, came back to bed around 8am, read for a little while, hubby was getting up around 8.30am and I said I'll just see if I can go to sleep for a while.

I dozed off, and next I knew it was 10.30 am. I didn't go into a really deep sleep but it was lovely cos that meant I knew I was having a nice rest. If you know what I mean.... i.e......... if you are sleeping, you don't know you are sleeping, until you wake up ..... does that make sense.

Of course that also meant it was not the good deep sleep needed for good health and well being.
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Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:12 am

I take naps. It's the methadone. It lasts a LONG time in your body, so naps are again a pleasure. I have more trouble with the midnight to 4 AM hours as sometimes the Methadone just isn't enough. On those days I probably couldn't nap as I sometimes have some residual daytime RLS when I've had difficulty at night. But, if my night sleep has been good, I'm almost guaranteed to be able to nap at least 90 minutes without RLS. It sometimes will kick in at around the 80-90 minute mark, but that's OK.
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Postby Neco » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:51 am

I have a nap almost every day in the late morning or noon hours, if I am sitting around doing nothing.

I'm pretty sure the Methadone is contributing to that, though I'm hoping it doesn't get much worse in that regard. I also get up early in the morning usually, for work, so I think that had something to do with it too. Even though I do get a full nights sleep. I am usually in bed at or just after 8pm although I will sometimes go sooner, or sometimes even earlier.

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Postby runkrun » Mon Sep 28, 2009 11:03 am

I'm also finally getting naps again, and I believe it's the opiates. The medication allows me to get adequate rest and relieves me of any symptoms.

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Postby jy13131 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:34 pm

Ahhhh! The OPIATES AGAIN!! :P
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Postby SquirmingSusan » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:00 pm

There are a few of us in here who have Circadian Rhythm Disorder along with the RLS, and we can't sleep at night, but can sleep like crazy during the day. My wish list would read more like: If only I could sleep at night and stay awake during the day. Sigh.
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Postby jy13131 » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:34 pm

I guess the grass is always greener! :?
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Postby ViewsAskew » Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:46 pm

Yes - like Susan, I've always slept more easily during the day (I just awakened and it's 2:30...) and believe it to be a circadian issue. BUT - I couldn't nap before the opiates unless it was before noon or 1 PM. Anytime after that and I'd get RLS. Now, I can nap at anytime.
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Postby Aiken » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:18 am

I don't suppose any of us managed to marry someone with the same problem. I sure didn't. :)
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Postby ViewsAskew » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:27 am

I did, I did!!!!!

I'm laughing as I type this as if I won some prizes. And, I guess I did. While he does prefer to stay up, he doesn't because of work schedules. If we didn't have work interfereing, we'd definitely be on the same schedule. And, it is nice.
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Postby Polar Bear » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:44 am

I didn't, hubby sleeps like a log. And if I disturb him when I get up he just pats me gently as I get out of bed, and goes over to sleep again quite easily. Then he just might have a wee nap during the day, circumstances permitting. :shock:

Sometimes I look at him sleeping, and much as I love him, I could give him a good shake. :)
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Postby SquirmingSusan » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:04 am

Aiken wrote:I don't suppose any of us managed to marry someone with the same problem. I sure didn't. :)


ROFL :lol: My dh is the exact opposite. He's been getting up at about 5am lately to ride his bike the 20 miles to work every day. By the time I'm finally feeling human in the evening, he's heading off to bed. When he gets up, I'm usually just getting to sleep.
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Postby waterloo2 » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:45 pm

Hi all

I nap sometimes in afternoon or anytime because of the pain killers nearly knock you out. Good excuse eh?
Can anyone here please tell me does your rls go any speed slow fast you know the sort of thing?

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Postby Eternityroad » Tue Oct 27, 2009 9:00 pm

When the RLS first escalated it was only at night. About a year after treatment I began getting RLS in the afternoon during naps. I couldn't get more than 20 minutes in. I wrote about it in my 'update' post near the top of the forum. While I am grateful it doesn't "kick" in at night I still would like a sweet nap, for gosh sakes!

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