Last reply 3 weeks ago
Heat disturbing sleep

I am waking up around 4 hours after I go to sleep, very hot and often with itchy skin. It then takes me up to 3 hours to get back to sleep. I am waking up intermittently before this also and think it may be due to the heat. I have altered my bed to be more breathable but it has not helped much. I am on Tecfidera which I know causes heat & flushing but even when I come off it for a few days I still get the heat intolerance at night. Usually the 1st half of the night not the latter. Has anyone experienced this and if so is there anything they helped.

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stumbler
3 weeks ago

@joshd , here’s the MS Trust’s take on sleep :-

https://www.mstrust.org.uk/life-ms/wellbeing/sleep

There might be something there to help you.


ianc
3 weeks ago

Hi @joshd, I suffered a lot with heat problems whilst trying to sleep, we had aircon fitted in the bedroom not cheap but it had a real positive impact.


nutshell88
3 weeks ago

I feel it a bit in my legs.
Have you tried changing bed. I think habitat is a real good one
Maybe if you fall deep in sleep in a comfortable bed these feeling would ease


grandma
3 weeks ago

@joshd It must be awful at this time of year when we are all snuggling down cos of the weather. My ex other half and I ended up sleeping in separate bedrooms cos he was my carer for 20 years and it’s no good if your carer hasn’t had a decent night’s sleep cos they’re partner snores (badly) and kicks them on a regular basis through spasm! One thing we discovered as I’m better in the morning I used to go bedroom visiting in the morning, work the rest out for yourself. My point is, there’s a way round almost anything, the A/C might be an idea, open windows ( if you don’t live on a main road or don’t sleep at the front, cool pads, try anything🥊😍

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