Sleep......

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Just to give a little hope to those who are struggling to sleep - the past 2 nights I have slept soundly for 9 hours or more! Even though I have severe OA in my unoperated knee, I didn't even wake up for pain meds! So although it's taken a while, I've gone from being a sleep-deprived zombie to a sleep machine lol! I think my body is now playing catch up from all those sleepless nights, and I think I'm just going to let it get on with it!

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    That'll never happen to me never slept since op. Eleven weeks now, but I'm glad you are sleeping because when you do it helps the recovery.  
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    you lucky lucky thing wow what i wouldnt do for even 6 hrs what am i talking about 4 solid hours would be bliss since having my bi lateral and revision plus clean out in all ive not had more than 2hrs sleep in any night at one time  thats 2 and a half years of only 2hrs awake for a time and maybe a further 2 hrs im 11mths since revision it drives me crazy plus im in menopausal years  you have me soooooooo jelous
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    Well done it's amazing how different everything looks and feels after a good night's sleep long may it continue just goes to show there is a light at the end of this long long tunnel
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    Very happy for you. I'm 6 weeks post and still not sleeping more than a couple of hours at a time - honestly I'm so tired I just want to curl up in a ball!! I hope to follow your example some time soon. 
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    Great news terri! How long ago did you have TKR? It took me to 10 or 11 weeks before I slept through.
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      Hi, it would have been around 19 weeks before I regularly started to sleep well, before that it was hit and miss, sometimes only getting a couple of hours. Now, my body can't seem to get enough sleep - I'm up to about 10 hours a night, and still sometimes need a nap in the afternoon 😴
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      Oh yes, it is still hit and miss, but my other half gets up at 6am weekdays so that scuppers a long sleep for me as I can hardly ever get back off... Sometimes fall asleep in the afternoon.
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       i wish i knew your  reciepe for sleep !!!!! the last 3 nights have been woafull for me keep waking every 1-2 hrs im so tired i really dont want to take sleeping tablets but if i dont get some in the next few nights i might have to i think my body has forgotten how to stay asleep  other than sleep im startng to live abit im nearlly 12mths post revision so some good news sleeping would be the icing on the cake
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      I know we often want to NOT take yet another tablet, but if youre struggling so much with sleep I think its really worth considering - Im sure that once your body has had a couple of good spells of sleep youll fall back into a regular pattern. Sleep deprivation is absolutely debilkitating and clouds every other area of your life ( I had suffered from chronic insomnia on and off for years). 
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