Hi all. I'm looking for opinions or advice. Since I've had TLIF, I can't sleep. It's 7am and I've been up since 7am yesterday. Sometimes it is pain keeping me awake, sometimes I'll take a pain pill and that makes it worse, and sometimes I'm not in pain I just can't fall asleep. I know it can't be good for the healing process to not be sleeping enough. My poor husband thinks I'm avoiding sleeping with him, totally untrue, but after weeks of this how can he not be having doubts. I've tried walking more, increasing activity to wear myself out. I've tried books, music, otc sleep aids. What I want to know is, is this serious enough to bother the doctors office about? Do you have any suggestions? It isn't an issue of getting comfortable, I just can't sleep.