Live discussion with Dr Vicki Creanor - 11th November 2015

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Posted 6 Nov 2015 at 1:28 AM
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  • Sleepio Member

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    Good evening.

  • Sleepio Member

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    great question Petalangel. There is certainly evidence that insomnia is partly heritable, but what genes might be at play remains unclear. If genes are to be reliably found it is likely that they play a role in general processes like stress reactivity/arousal, known to be important for insomnia and conditions that often co-occur alongside insomnia.

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    it looks like you and I petalangel. anyone else joining us tonight?

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    Thank you, that's interesting, I thought it was too much of a coincidence.

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    Does rather look as though were on our own ;(

  • Sleepio Member

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    interesting to know the types of sleep problems across the generations petalangel? and when did they begin, quite early on in life?

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    Just to say hi just logged in to see if i can pick up some info , nothing to ask really just to say hi. Trevor.

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    My father suffered as long as I can remember. He owned a shop in the local high street and knew all the beat bobbies because he would walk around at night.
    I've always been a poor sleeper, but for about 30 years I have severe bouts of insomnia. I took sleeping pills for years and then one day (20 years or so ago) I got a letter from the doctor saying they wouldn't prescribe anymore. So been trying everything else that I can since then.

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    Hi again Dr Kyle I have been advised by my Neurophyscologist to do some relaxation to help with my memory problems and was wondering if relaxation during the day could disturb my sleep at all at night.
    Trevor.

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    Hi Trevor, very quiet here tonight.

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    many thanks for sharing petalangel. how are you finding the programme so far?

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    Hi trevor, great you can join. relaxation during the day should have no negative effect on sleep (as long as you are not falling asleep). on the contrary, it could support sleep at night, as well as help you develop relaxation skills for use at night-time, if you find yourself awake

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    Thank you for the reply Trevor.

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    The program has been tough and no mistake. After so many years I had tried a lot/most of the suggestions but I had never tried restrictive sleep, it's a killer but I'm getting good results. Just hope it keeps improving.

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    Thanks for the chat.
    Night.

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    great to hear you are making progress, Petalangel. As you say, a problem that you've had for so long may take hard work and time to improve but already the signs are positive. do you find you are sleeping in a more consolidated block and are sleepier by bedtime?

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    Hi petalangel not many at all , hope you are ok and getting some good sleep.

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    anyone else got a burning question/topic they would like to discuss?

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    thanks for joining Petalangel

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    that's our time up, thanks for joining folks and chat next time.

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