Sleep and HIV

Posted on March 02, 2018

When you have HIV, sleep can be hard to come by. Anxiety, restlessness, medication side effects, stigma, and insomnia can compound an HIV diagnosis and keep you awake at night. Hearing tips and receiving support from others in your shoes may help.

On myHIVteam, the social network and online support group for those living with HIV, members talk about a range of personal experiences and struggles. Sleep is one of the top 10 topics most discussed.

Here are a few question-and-answer threads about sleep:

Does anyone else get/have gotten severe anxiety symptoms from HIV medications? I'm unable to sleep at all.

I switched medications and I'm having a really hard time dealing with the side effects. Has anyone had to switch ARTs?

Should be sleep but here I am. Does anyone else suffer from insomnia?

Here are some conversations about sleep:

Has anyone heard of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

A member shares a poem.

So I changed the time I take my pills.. to like 5 pm...I feel better in the morning no more headaches but hello insomnia...

Have another topic you'd like to discuss or explore? Go to myHIVteam today and start the conversation. You'll be surprised just how many others may share similar stories.

Feel free to ask a question here.

A myHIVteam Member said:

Are we supposed to be sleeping well!?
Guess I never got that memo.
We all are different and come from different backgrounds. I'm bipolar. You don't want… read more

posted 4 months ago


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