Tuesday, October 21, 2008

To sleep or not to sleep

For weeks now I have been having a problem with sleeping. It started when I came back from mom's service. I KNOW! That was a LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOONG time ago!
It progressively got worse. First, I was up until 1 or 2 in the morning. Then it got to the ridiculous stage where I was up until 4 or 5 in the morning. I tried sleeping pills, not drinking any caffeine, everything I could think of.
One day a couple weeks ago I even decided that instead of going to sleep at 5 am, I got ready for work and left without sleeping. I figured that I would be exhausted all day long but by that night I would be ready to fall into a coma.
Um, no.
I was dead tired all day long and all evening long. I stopped working around 4pm, went to the gym, came home, made dinner, did laundry, did my reports, took a nice relaxing bath, cleaned up the kitchen, and went to bed around 10.
At 11:15 I got back up cause I was driving Mad Hatter crazy tossing and turning. I finally went to sleep at 3am.
Needless to say, this was making me nuts. I don't punch a time clock but there are things that I need to get done and by not actually getting out of my house until 11 in the morning this was making life a little difficult.
Flash forward to Sunday. It was a busy day with friends from out of town. By that evening I was totally exhausted so I figured that I would be able to actually go to sleep at a decent time.
I was in bed by 9:00 and sleeping great by 9:15. At 11:30 I glanced at the clock and was in a panic. I was scared to open my eyes fully because I was afraid I would wake all the way up and be up all night long again. Unfortunately, by midnight I was up again and couldn't go back to sleep until 4am.
This was making me crazy. I needed to sleep and I needed to get up earlier in the mornings in order to get my job done.
The other day Mad Hatter bought me some Melatonin. It's a natural way to get your body moving in the right direction for sleep. I took one last night at 8pm and was in bed by 10pm. I slept all the way through and when my alarm went off at 6 this morning I was up and moving. It was great! I had an incredibly productive day and wasn't tired at all through the whole day. I had enough energy to work until 4 and then go to the gym. I took another one about an hour ago and am starting to feel that nice sleepy feeling that has been eluding me for so long.
Keep your fingers crossed that I am cured!!


kandyblossom said...

Hope it continues to help so you can get some sleep.

Andi said...

I've been having sleeping problems lately, but nothing like what you've been going through. I hope it gets better for you very soon.