A 43-year-old member asked:
Can't sleep, high altitude, really restless what do i do?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
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Travel Medicine 47 years experience
Try Diamox (acetazolamide): Reason it is hard to sleep is 'periodic breathing' develops at high altitude, a form of sleep apnea where you literally pause and stop breathing briefly over and over ; the body struggles to stay asleep against it. Breathing hard blows off co2 and messes up your acid base state. Body loses it's one of it's drive to breath as frequently without normal acid state. Diamox (acetazolamide) will fix restless non sleep.
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Last updated Jun 13, 2019
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