I was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s at the age of 46, and I have been living with the symptoms of young onset Parkinson’s for 4 years. I am not satisfied with the amount of sleep I am getting. I am averaging 3-4 hours sleep at night, and 2 hours of sleep during the day. My sleep patterns have changed since having young onset Parkinson’s, and my sleep patterns are also affecting my partner. The factors impacting on my ability to sleep include difficulty turning over in bed, insomnia and night-time urination. The strategy that has been useful or could be useful in improving my sleep patterns is increasing exercise during the day. My head feels heavy and can’t sleep if the doona feels heavy.