Sleeping with a pacemaker
I suffer from a low heart rate when resting and have now a pacemaker .
My question is why am I having slight difficulty sleeping ? .
Prior my heart would rest awake at 50 bpm and sleep at 39bpm .
Now the low setting on the pacemaker is 50bpm .
So when I go to sleep and try and nod off it feels like im sitting and watching TV, I cant drift off .
I use to take a valium once in a blue moon a quarter of a pill would work , now I need nearly a full pill .
What's happening ?
What is a SR function on a pacemaker ?
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