The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol

HIV Medication And Sleep Disturbances

Here's a taste of what has to offer on this topic:
Ask the Experts

Re: Atripla, sleep disturbance, and switching

Dr,Thank you for your answers dated Nov 10. I have been a walking zombie for the last few months because of lack of sleep. It seems like its time for another change of medication. Out of these three combinations what are the pros and cons?1....
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
I would generally recommend option # 2 on a trial basis to see how your brain side effects evolve. That option has highest barrier to resistance and is generally well tolerated. Nevirapine (# 3) would be my 2nd choice but there is a low risk for... Read more »

sleep disturbance with joints pain and tiredness

Hi I am poz from last 2 years in no medicine. I am from developing country where CD4 and viral load... Read more »

HAART and Disturbing Dreams?

I started HAART for the first time 4 weeks ago and have been experiencing many nightmares at night.... Read more »
Southern Center for Human Rights

Report Reveals Disturbing Truth of Dangerous and Extremely Poor Conditions for HIV and AIDS Prisoners

Harvest, Ala. -- On Wednesday, Dr. Stephen Tabet, MD, MPH, an infectious disease specialist, released a detailed 125-page report addressing a large number of deaths and "substandard" medical care provided to HIV and AIDS infected male prisoners... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Illinois: STD Report Reveals Disturbing Numbers

Illinois' STD burden, as detailed in CDC's annual report on the diseases, has been fairly consistent in recent years, according to Dr. Will Wong, medical director of the STD/HIV program for the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH). "In terms... Read more »
Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

Sleeping Soundly When You Are HIV Positive

Before starting HIV medication, flight attendant Terry Wong never had a problem with jet lag or sleeping. "I could sleep just about anywhere anytime," he recalls. "If I was tired and there was a bed, I would pass out and be snoring in minutes."... Read more »
The Center for AIDS

Depression and Wider Waist Linked to Sleeping Problem in People With HIV

HIV-positive people with depression and those with wider waists ran a higher risk of insomnia (difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep) in a study of people cared for by the U.S. military healthcare system. 1 Compared with people without... Read more »
Connect With Others

Dealing with sleep disturbance

Posted by vokz
One of the ever-recurring themes of discussions about Efavirenz and Atripla seems to be the sleep disturbance and weird vivid dreams.

I just thought I would pass on some very simple strategies by which I have eliminated these side effects from my... Read more »

Light sleeping / no sleeping / endless dreaming

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
I'm on EFV, 3TC, & TDF (Efavirenz, Lamivudine, & Tenofovir). All taken at the same time, just before bed.

I either sleep so lightly that any movement or sound from my partner wakes me up; or I lie there for two to four hours not sleeping at... Read more »

disturbing trend any thoughts?

Posted by chrisbadmushroom, 2 Replies
I have noticed a disturbing trend of people on this site and other sites. People who have symptoms of hiv /aids for prolonged amounts of time who continue a downward spiral of there health., but always test negative for hiv. I know of my own... Read more »

caffeine, sleep, and HIV

Posted by Anonymous
PARTICIPANTS SOUGHT FOR RESEARCH STUDY which will examine the effect of caffeine on sleep and well-being in persons with HIV. Persons with HIV and AIDS seem to suffer more sleep disruption than the general population. This study will examine what... Read more »