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Is Sleeping Too Much A Sign Of Hiv

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Those so-called Natural Sleep Aids

I am on Atripla now for 2 years. Doing well. CD4 500, VL undetectable. So changing meds seems like a bad idea. But the problem is that I seem to have some trouble sleeping on some nights. I do take my meds at night. Is there any truth to these...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
...There is little to no published data on the efficacy of many of over the counter natural sleep aids. Critical review of the claims suggest that many would not work as advertised. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)is the active ingredient Read more »

Having less than 6 hours of sleep can cause delayed HIV serconversion

Hi Dr. Bob,Another worried-well question: I had a protected vaginal sex but performed unprotected... Read more »

HIV and SLEEP APNOEA

It's my 10th year of living with HIV and have been on ARV since 2002 . I developed sleep apnoea 4... Read more »
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AIDS InfoNet

Depression and HIV

...symptoms, they are probably depressed: Fatigue or feeling slow and sluggish Problems concentrating Low sex drive Problems sleeping; waking very early or excessive sleeping Feeling guilty, worthless, or hopeless Decreased appetite or weight loss... Read more »
The Well Project

Women, Depression and HIV/AIDS

...pleasure in activities Low sex drive Thoughts of self-harm or suicide Difficulty making decisions or concentrating Changes in sleep patterns Fatigue or loss of energy Some of the early signs of depression can be similar to those of HIV,... Read more »
The Well Project

Peripheral Neuropathy and HIV/AIDS

...You Have PN? Early signs of PN include: Tingling Pins and needles Numbness Feet feeling like they are asleep Stumbling when you walk Feet throbbing or cramping at night Sudden sharp shooting pains It is... Read more »
The Well Project

Talking With Your Children About HIV: HIV Awareness for Children

...with your children about HIV, questions about death may come up. Explain death in simple terms. Never explain death in terms of sleep. It may make your children worry that if they fall asleep, they'll never wake up. Offer reassurance. Stress that... Read more »
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AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses

Posted by new2this2010
...AIDS Cure Quest to Kill `Sleeping' Viruses Enlists Merck Cancer Medicine http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-09-02/aids-cure-quest-to-kill-sleeping-viruses-enlists-merck-cancer-medicine.html 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. Read more »

Efavirenz: ways to fight its sleep-reduction.

Posted by BrokenWingedBird, 1 Reply
...all your Efavirenz just before bed (so that the dizziness/spinning and inability to concentrate occurs while you are hopefully sleeping), then from after lunch onwards avoid food and drink which contains Tyramine. In other words, for that day,... 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... Read more »