Yes. I've seen the site. Let's hope it keeps working. Parts of it go against everything you'd think would help - like staying up later and rising earlier. We shall see!
Hi there - Yes. He's tried everything. He's now trying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and it seems to be helping. Fingers crossed (again!).
Thanks for your comments Dan. I'm sorry to hear that you've been impacted yourself (both sides).
It's so strange that there's not more support for partners of people that are struggling with sleep disorders in general. I know for my husband there's a bit of shame and embarrassment to talk about how bad something as simple as lack of sleep affects him - and maybe that's why there's not a lot of partners out there talking about it either. But as you know, it's real. And I hope more light continues to get shed on the topic for both the folks struggling to sleep - and those witnessing and living alongside it.
Again, appreciate the support.
I'd love to see more written about the effects insomnia, sleep apnea, etc. have on relationships/marriages.
It may be a little off topic yet I think it's important conversation that needs to be had. So much so I just started a blog because I couldn't find any support myself (I've been married to someone with insomnia for 13 years). If you think this information would be helpful - happy to explore it more with you. http://www.insomniache.com. Again, please keep in mind it's a new blog but I have TONS of thoughts, experience and information to share if you're interested.
I have been married to someone suffering from insomnia for over 13 years and while I truly love this man, I find it increasingly difficult to maintain a healthy relationship given the unpredictability and effects his erratic sleep pattern has on our marriage.
The strange thing is - out of the millions of people suffering from sleep disorders - I cannot find any resources other than my new blog (which I started out of desperation) that offer support for partners of people with sleep disorders and insomnia and so I'm reaching out here.
Do your partners struggle too and/or is your marriage/relationship affected by sleep apnea, insomnia, etc? If so, I'd love to hear from them or you. As I said, I have TONS of compassion for anyone struggling with sleep issues - and - I think it's equally important for those trying to care for anyone struggling - to also get support.
Much thanks to all,