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SWESTCARDIFFSWESTCARDIFF Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited January 17 in Disabled people
I am not managing living alone atm 
Disabilities & sleep issues are making each day a misery.i need help.
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  • SWESTCARDIFFSWESTCARDIFF Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Any suggestions  ?
  • woodbinewoodbine Member Posts: 3,707 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @SWESTCARDIFF i'm sorry you feel lonely sadly lots of people feel this way due to lockdown, as for sleep issues have you spoken to you GP to see what help might be available?
    my advice is given freely and is correct to the best of my knowledge.
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,068 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    There is lots of useful information in our sections relating to sleep and also loneliness if you want to look there including suggested tips 

    We are also here to support and just join in there is usually someone around to chat to 

    If you have any specific questions then just ask 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,068 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome 

    Sorry to hear that I dont know if I just replied to another post you put about the same subject 

    Did you post another new thread ? 
  • Tiffy1691Tiffy1691 Member Posts: 23 Connected
    How about someone with the same/similar disability becoming an online friend. You can chat, discuss all kinds of issues and interests. Encourage each other to exercise, open a window, eat healthily etc.

  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Posts: 3,303

    Scope community team

    edited January 15
    Hi @SWESTCARDIFF

    When you say sleep issues, is it insomnia or something else?  We have this thread about insomnia that has lots of ideas on for how to get a better nights sleep.  Although if your problem has persisted for a while, I'd second contacting your GP for a chat.  

    It's definitely difficult with feelings of loneliness, especially during lockdown and if living alone.  Our community is always here though, and I'd really encourage you to post and talk to people for company on days it might be particularly hard.  You also might find our Coping with stress, low mood and isolation support thread a useful read as it has links to different activities that you might not have considered.

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  • BatfinkBatfink Member Posts: 4 Connected
    Have you tried a warm milky drink before bed? 
  • chiariedschiarieds Member Posts: 7,884 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @SWESTCARDIFF -  & welcome. How are you today? Have you managed to to look at the links posted on your other post? :)
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Posts: 3,083

    Scope community team

    edited January 17
    Hello @SWESTCARDIFF

    How are you today? For the convenience of yourself and others I will merge your two posts into one :) 

    Have you been able to view any of the advice given on the other thread? I'll repeat below a comment given by my colleague Cher:

    "When you say sleep issues, is it insomnia or something else?  We have this thread about insomnia that has lots of ideas on for how to get a better nights sleep.  Although if your problem has persisted for a while, I'd second contacting your GP for a chat.  

    It's definitely difficult with feelings of loneliness, especially during lockdown and if living alone.  Our community is always here though, and I'd really encourage you to post and talk to people for company on days it might be particularly hard.  You also might find our Coping with stress, low mood and isolation support thread a useful read as it has links to different activities that you might not have considered."

    Have youhad assistance from your local authority in any way? Have you had a needs assessment from the social care team? 

    I wonder also if you have any friends or family who can support you at this time, or if you have discussed your struggles with your GP.

    Please remember, you can always give Scope's helpline a call if you feel lonely or just fancy a chat, and Samaritans are always there if you need mental health support.

    I have moved the discussion to our disabled people category for you.
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