Thank you everyone! Perhaps the split king or 2 twin xls that we can push together and pull apart as needed might be the best solution! Thanks again!
I really don't want to sleep in separate rooms, Aside of getting 2 twin beds, has anyone found any mattresses that actually eliminate feeling the movements or any other innovative solutions?
Yes, the doctors definitely don't offer advice on supplements. I know Magnesium helps me, and I would imagine it couldn't hurt his PLMD, but I worry that it would make the apnea worse. Perhaps it is worth a call to the pharmacist.
My husband currently takes a low dose of pramipexole for his PLMD. Without it, he flails horribly. He has been sleeping badly lately. Sometimes he has trouble falling asleep. Sometimes, he gets up SUPER early and can't get back to sleep. His Dr recommended upping the dose, but this is certainly not a med he wants to keep upping. Plus, sleep issues appear to be a common side effect. Has anyone taken a supplement while taking this med that helps with sleep? Is it safe to maybe try Melatonin or Magnesium in addition?
For anyone who has undergone minor surgery, AKA a colonoscopy... Did you take your plmd medication before? Just wondering if my husband does not take it will he end up jerking when they put him under Lake to dacian?
Good luck! I hope they surprise you and give you answers.
My husband has sleep apnea and plmd. He has been taking pramipexole for about a year now. However, it now seems to be affecting his sleep negatively. He wakes up at about 3 a.m. every morning and can't fall back asleep. I know insomnia is a side effect of this drug. Has anyone had success with Gabapentin? I know that that actually is supposed to increase good quality sleep. He usually takes the medications about 4 or 5 nights a week as to not become completely dependent.
What exactly is the king ensemble? 2 XL twin beds pushed together?
I guess I should have given some background as well. My husband has probably tried every CPAP mask known to man, but he becomes claustrophobic within a few hours and rips it off while sleeping. He has also had numerous surgeries on his nose, tongue, etc....all unsuccessful (one actually made it worse). It was VERY strange to me that they didn't think it was incredibly odd that there was SUCH a difference in back to side. However, my husband was so thrilled by the tennis ball suggestion vs another CPAP that he gladly took it.
His PLMD and my proneness to major insomnia are just getting to be so difficult. I have heard of the king sized boxed spring with 2 XL twin mattresses. I am guessing separate sheet sets? Has anyone tried this? Does it work? I hate to go to separate rooms, especially in our 40s, but sleep really is important, and I dislike him a whole lot less when he isn't causing earthquake tremors and snoring like a madman all night long lol. I can't see pramipexole as a long term solution to the PLMD, but I'm afraid the dr's next step will be a benzo. Has anyone had their PLMD go away once their apnea was treated? I'm hopeful of this, but as I said, I'm hesitant because he jerks just as much on his side, when he apparently has 0% apnea.
My husband has had apnea for years, but has just developed PLMD over the past year or so. He just had a recent sleep study, which showed him having 40 apnea episodes per hour while on his back, but NONE while on his side. He also had 0% time in deep sleep. His dr is recommending sewing tennis balls into a shirt to stop him from sleeping on his back. He is hoping this stops his PLMD as well. He has 20 jerking movements per hour. I actually haven't noticed the apnea lately (although he does have awful snoring). However, the jerking is AWFUL! He jerks whether he is on his back, side, or stomach, so I am hesitant to believe that it is being caused by the apnea, since he rarely sleeps on his back at home. Right now, he is taking .25 mg Pramipexole, and has been for about 6 months. He is now starting to have some nights where he jerks even when taking it (Augmentation, even at this low dose?)..... has anyone had successful NON-MEDICATION fixes for this? If not, any suggestions for spouses to be able to sleep with this? He is skipping the medication 2-3 days a week in order to not build up a tolerance, but on those nights, we have to sleep in separate rooms. If this sleeping on his back doesn't help, I think the next step is getting 2 beds that we can pull apart before we go to sleep :(.