I've been taking Xyrem for about a year now. Until recently I never kept a consistant sleep schedule or bothered taking the second dose of Xyrem. Over the past couple of months I became super strict with my sleep schedule, keeping it the same, and started taking the second dose of Xyrem. At first when the doses would wear off I would be wide awake, so taking the second dose was incredibly helpful getting out of bed in the morning and finally getting to work on time. But now I haven't been experiencing the same effects. After the first dose wears off its difficult to wake up to take the second one and the second dose wears off earlier so I fall back asleep for a couple hours making it harder to get up in the morning.
I'm still trying to figure out the rhymes and reasonings behind getting Xyrem to work well for me and I know everyone is different but if anyone has any advice I would appreciate it!
A couple things I'm wondering is when taking Xyrem do you need the same amount of hours of sleep? Am I giving myself too much time since Xyrem only lasts for me a few hours? (7-8 hours)
Is there anything that I can do to make the doses last longer? Should I avoid food when taking it or eat a snack before?