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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Sleep



I'm having a hard time sleeping and it's really starting to affect me emotionally, physically, and mentally.  You would think that with all this sickness in my body that sleep would come naturally.  Monday night I slept for a good 2 hours.  At one point I was tired of just laying there and started cleaning the house in hopes that the exertion would help.  All it accomplished was a clean house. 

Last night I took Melatonin, a natural sleep aid that was recommended from a friend.  I was able to sleep, but it was riddled with tossing and turning.  Today I'm feeling cranky and just worn out (being sick doesn't help).  When I feel like this, it's hard not to turn to food; especially when you are awake for 22 hours. 

Any advice would really help!!!

7 comments:

The Ninja said...

When I have a hard time sleeping I have done alot of wierd things. Two that have worked for me, good sex or a drink. If I drink a glass of wine it makes me sleepy. Don't know if it will help, hope you get some rest soon. :(

Stephanie said...

Sending a ton of (((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))) your way. Insomnia sucks - BIG TIME! I hope you start feeling better soon and get some much needed rest.

Polar's Mom said...

I have to take Melatonin every night, and I think being consistent with it helps...Are you a person that exercises later in the day? I know some people can't work out later or they are up all night, whereas I have to work out later or I am up all night. Also I can't eat close to bedtime, and it can't be spicy if I am eating later, and no caffeine after noon for me either.

Polar's Mom
www.polarspage.blogspot.com

fatgirlwearingthin said...

Polar's Mom is right...I used to take it and the first night I barely slept at all. By the third or fourth night it was heavenly. Take it consistently for a few days and you should be sleeping much better.

NAN said...

I have to have a fan blowing on me to get a good night's sleep but it works! I go to bed early and then read for at least an hour and drop off fast after that. Have you tried a bath in the late evening- not shower but nice warm bath? Also, experts say no TV in your bedroom. If this is a recent development it could be from your meds- especially steroids.

Shane G. said...

I always read a book, preferably a fiction book. It tends to get my mind off focusing on the fact I can't sleep by getting into the story. Then my body takes over and goes to sleep like it should. I don't know if you have a recliner, but that is where I read at so I can just keep sleeping when I fall out.

Waisting Time said...

I tried melatonin once and it did not help me sleep. Hated it, actually. But I know people who swear by it. I have a small prescription for Ambien. I learned about it from my mom. We'd share hotel rooms and she'd sleep and I'd lay awake. Turns out she took sleeping pills when she traveled and now I do too. And every once in a while I use one at home.

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