I've been having the worst time sleeping for the last couple of months. It's really starting to drive me crazy. My life has become a series of short naps. I can't recall the last time I went to bed and slept straight through until morning. Usually, if I fall asleep at a decent hour, I'll wake up around 3:00 a.m. and that's it. No more sleep. OR- I'll be awake until 3:00 or 4:00, staring anxiously at the clock thinking, "Even if I fall asleep right this second, I'll only get 3 hours before it's time to get up." It's not unusual for me to be up for 24 hours straight- waking up at 3:00 one morning, then staying awake until 3:00 the next. And the time I do spend sleeping only lasts for an hour or two at a time. Last night, I got to bed early and when I woke up from my first "nap," I looked at the clock and saw it was only eleven-flippin'-o'clock! Most people haven't even gone to bed by that time and I was already up. Sometimes, I can turn over and go right back to sleep. Sometimes, there are hours in between the naps. In the afternoon and early evening, I'm always so freakin' exhausted that I'm thinking, "Oh, man- I bet I'm going to lay down and just die tonight. Surely, I'll get some good sleep. I just have to." ...Ummm, no.
I don't like taking any of those OTC sleep aids, or PM pain relievers because, even though they may help me fall asleep, I think they make me feel foggy and fuzzy in the morning. I don't feel rested and awake, so what's the point? And I'm not interested in those prescription sleep meds that have all the hilarious side effects- like, "Some individuals may get up and drive while sleeping." No, thank you.
Does this happen to any of you? What do you do about it? Somebody help me, please.
This post was pretty boring, so thank you for sticking with it (if you did). Now, you're probably feeling sleepy! Hey, maybe that's my answer. I just need to read my own posts at night to put myself to sleep, ya think?