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I have severe osteoarthritis in left shoulder and am on the list for total shoulder replacement. It becomes very painful at night, I get about two hours sleep by taking Naproxen at bed time, then the rest of the night is in patches, with increasingly severe pain. I am a side sleeper, so sleep on my good side with the bad arm supported by a pillow, but still it's almost unbearable as the night goes on. I take more Ibuprofen in the night but it doesn't work. I'm exhausted all the time and don't know how long until I get the surgery Has anyone found anything that helps? There are aids for sleeping more upright but they're expensive and I wouldn't be able to sleep anyhow. I'm feeling desperate.