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Sleeping Problems - Confused... what has worked for you?

nae919nnae919 Posts: 12
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:57 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
I am now 4 weeks post ACDF surgery on C6-7. I am surprised to still have sleeping problems at this point. Some nights I toss and turn all night, neck seems to be uncomfortable so i keep turning. I switched to a difference pillow a few weeks ago and thought that was helping and also taking a muscle relaxer at night. While it helped for a while, it doesn't seem to be anymore.

Any advice? I am having a hard time staying awake at work, I keep dozing off since I am sleep deprived. Lately I have be coming into work about 9 or 10am because I can't get up in the morning, too tired.


  • I took pain meds at night for at least 2 months post op. I also wore a soft collar at night.

    I still can't sleep well though. I know your frustration.
    ACDF C4-5 June 23rd, 2011

    Another surgery in the near future. I am 26 years old.

    Current Meds- Norco 7.5/325, Cymbalta 60mg, Gabapentin, Adderall 20mg
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