Post op nearly 3 weeks successful avm (cavernoma) removal.
Night time makes me cringe. Experience anxiety about relaxing in quiet, trying to be still to sleep. Music helps but not enough. Average night is 4 hours and that is broken sleep, usually fall asleep from exhaustion of trying to sleep. Nearly OCD with moving to get/find that comfortable position. Most nights I end up sleeing better in the recliner in another room because being alone vs sharing bed with husband and even noise of his breathing keeps me awake.
I quit taking naps to help me be more sleepy. Does not help. I walk average one hour a day for my rehab, stay busy, but still rest/relax of course at this stage.I never had sleep issues like this prior.
I asked Neuro's nurse regarding a sleep aid and she said it would benefit me because I need sleep to heal. Melatonin ok or over the counter aids ok too for me at this time in my recovery.
Thoughts,advice welcomed. Thank you in advance.
Patrice in Phoenix AZ