Live Discussion with Dr Kirsty Horne - 5th June

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Posted 31 May 2013 at 4:03 PM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    Just a thought have you tried foam earplugs ? Comfortable to wear my partner snores these stop most of the noise getting through

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    Hi HarryBear, that sounds like a great idea. You could maybe start off practising relaxation techniques and then use the techniques whilst listening to your recording at a low volume. Each time you listen to the recording you could make it a little louder, for a little longer, whilst continuing to use your relaxation techniques. Let us know how it goes.

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    Good idea andy. I was also just thinking that ear plugs might help reduce the noise if harrybear finds them comfortable enough to wear. Also, I wondered whether her partner had tried any snoring remedies or gum shields?

  • Sleepio Member

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    Thanks Andy. Yes I do I find the best ones are the wax/gel ones from Boots. Helps but still sometimes not sufficient. Think I have developed a mental thing about snoring over the years.

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    Well I am an apnea sufferer and understand how annoying my snoring used to be to my lass, now the foots on the other boot, I dont snore thanks to my CPAP, now Im the one using earplugs !!

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    It must be very frustrating- glad you have found a solution to your sleep apnoea though and that ear plugs help to an extent to reduce the noise from your partner's snoring

  • Sleepio Member

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    Is there anyone lurking who has a question they would like to ask?

  • Sleepio Member

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    I look like an alien at bedtime lol

  • Sleepio Member

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    It must take a bit of getting used to! Do you find it comfortable enough to sleep with? I know some people find the CPAP difficult to persevere with, however, have heard it works really well and reduces daytime sleepiness etc

  • Sleepio Member

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    I am going to France for 10 day this Sunday and seem to find I don't sleep well when I go there. Very social so disruptive to timetable. Will I need to start at the beginning to reprogram to a new environment?

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    Hi. Sorry I'm a bit late! Being putting my little one to bed!
    No it does not take me 1-2hrs to fall to sleep in the spare room. In there I am asleep in 10minutes. I will normally spend 1-2 hrs in my shared bed trying to sleep there first before moving in to the spare room.

    Yes, I have been known to sleep ok in my own bed without my husband although we don't do this very often as its normally me who moves to the spare room. Do you think I should be in there every night and my husband sleep in the spare room? I think it's a combination of the bad associations I have with that room & believing I can only sleep well when I'm alone. Often my husband will come to bed when he's not that tired but just because I'm going. It never used to bother me but now I think I'm more aware that he's still awake too.

    I am nervous about seeing the course through as the demands or working and having a little boy means I need my sleep, and at the moment I know where I can get some sleep! this means it will be hard to keep motivated with the course.

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    Yes I have had my full face mask for 15 months and no problems, have tried a nose pillow and cannot persevere, with keeping my mouth closed, overall yes it is working Thank You

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    Hi HarryBear, lucky you! I think you need to decide what is more important for you- enjoying your holiday for 10 days and socialising/ having fun? or getting to bed and getting up at a set time every day? I think the programme would be difficult to stick to whilst you are on holiday, so maybe just enjoy yourself and try not to think too much about the impact on your sleep while you are there. You can get back to the programme when you return. Alternatively, some people find that holidays are a good time to implement the strategies as they don't have work etc to get up for the next day. I suppose you need to think about what suits you best. Enjoy your break!

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    Hi kkelly, the course can be demanding but try not to be nervous about it- you will hopefully be sleeping better soon as a result and although difficult in the short term, you should feel the benefits in the long term- you just might be a bit more tired for a few weeks initially. It might be a good idea for your partner to move to the spare room temporarily while you re-learn to sleep in your own bed- once this improves, perhaps he could gradually move back in with you- you need to do what suits you both though. Good luck

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    Have a wonderful relaxing holiday, the course can be restarted when you get back

    E N J O Y

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    Any more quick questions in the last 5 minutes??

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    A bit off topic are pressure socks safe to wear in bed ? I have odema in my ankles

  • Sleepio Member

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    sorry Andy, I'm not sure about this- best to check with your GP

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    That's us for tonight folks, thanks for joining the live session and Sleep Well!

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    Thanks for your time Dr Horne

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