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Hi all!

I just had my Gastric Bypass on 4/10/18. I was out of the hospital by 4/11 and have been having trouble getting a full night's sleep. At this point I don't even nap during the day, and I'm still up half the night. Has this happened to anyone else? Any tips on how to get through this? Hoping it doesn't last much longer!!!

Thanks,

SaRose

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Hi! Yes same here initially. It got better at about a week out- I hope for you too !


HW 242, SW 236- (Bypass 12/20/17)
GW#1- 199 [emoji736] (2/11/18)
GW#2- 180 [emoji736] (4/2/18)
GW#3- 160
CW 175
5’6”

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It can be a little bit rough sleeping during the first couple weeks. Many people find it helpful to sleep on a recliner for a few days.

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Thank you! I will try that. I've gotten more sleep on the couch then in my bed these past few days!!!


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I am the opposite. I have trouble staying awake. Slept in the recliner for first few nights and last night ended up in bed. But fall asleep at the drop of a hat.


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This is all part of the recovery process, sleep when you need to, even if it is shorter naps - that is when the body repairs itself. In a few weeks you will feel better and in a couple months get an energy boost - at almost 6 months I am damned bouncy!!!!

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I slept horribly for the first 3-4 weeks. I did better in a recliner or on the couch but even then it wasn't great sleep. I found once I was up, more active and eating a little bit more I was able to sleep so much better. I also did better once I got back to work and was using my brain for a little more than just tracking Vitamins and protein... Maybe try working crossword puzzles (or suduko or whatever) right before falling asleep to see if that helps. And just rest when you can and know it will get better :)

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Thank you everyone for your input and helpful tips! I know there's an end in sight and that helps.


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