I was diagnosed with Young Onset Parkinson’s at the age of 45, and I have been living with the symptoms of young onset Parkinson’s for 9 years. I am not satisfied with the amount of sleep I am getting. I am averaging 6 hours of sleep at night and I don’t sleep during the day. My sleep patterns are also affecting my partner. The factors impacting on my ability to sleep include daytime sleepiness, difficulty turning over in bed and frequent awakening. Strategies that have been useful or could be useful in improving my sleep patterns include tracking my sleep patterns, avoiding stimulants such as alcohol, caffeine and nicotine before bed, using satin sheets and pyjamas to assist with movement in bed and adjustments to my medication as determined by my health professional.