Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Help me please!!!

I have serious sleep issues. I can't sleep at night, therefore I am cranky during the day.
I have to leave the house at 6:30 a.m. tomorrow for work, and yet it is 11:35 and I am still up. I just got through wrapping Christmas presents and I my brain won't stop.
What is a girl to do?
My friend Stacey suggested today that I get some special tea. I will do that tomorrow.
I may have to do the Tylenol PM route a few nights just too get into a sleep groove.
I don't know.

Have any of ya'll gone through this before?
Let me go ahead and rule things out:
I drink little caffeine. None at night.
I don't nap during the day.
I am very active during the day.
I don't smoke, drink, or do drugs.

OK...I am going to go now and try to sleep. 6:00 is going to come early.
Tomorrow will definetly be a Starbucks kind of morning!
MMM...Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappacino is calling my name...
Now if it could just lull me to sleep!


Kim said...

My problem is not falling asleep, it is waking up very, very early in the morning- this morning full of anxiety about money.

My mom says it's heriditary. I, too, do not do any of those things (well maybe a line of cocaine now and then) that would be considered bad habits. I'm just anxiety ridden. Annoying. And I have the headache to match it this morning. Blech.

Graced said...

I go through sleepless seasons about once a year. I hate them! The first thing I do is cut out all caffeine. The half life of caffeine is 6 hours. That means that if you have any caffeine after 2pm, half of it is still in your system until 8pm, and then you are only down to a third by 2am.

Next I cut out sugars (yea right, but I try) so that low blood sugar issues don't wake me up early (this causes anxiety and stressful feelings very early in the morning).

I have found that Melatonin will help sometimes. Once a bad pattern has started, I take whatever necessary to break the cycle for a week and then wean slowly off of it.

Sorry about the no sleep. It really is a horrible thing!

heather said...

I feel your pain i take Goody's pm or Tylenol pm more regularly then I would like to but it does help break the cycle.

Marsha said...

Well you should have called home! I was still up (of course), and so was Dad (he's on drugs - well okay a steroid shot for his allergic reaction). Anyway, he couldn't sleep because it made him hyper...yes, I know, hard to imagine your father hyper. Trust me, he was. At 2:15 he gets up and goes downstairs. I get up and ask what the problem was. He started laughing...uncontrollably! He said he couldn't sleep because of the steroid shot and did I have anything to bring him down so he could sleep...all this why laughing hysterically at himself.
It is now noontime, he's at the doctor's to find out what he's allergic to...and he's VERY tired and NOT laughing this morning.

Chuck said...

Smoke, drink and do drugs. That might put you out in the evenings.

Crissy said...

Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha Frappacino ... mmm.. had one today. Lovely.

As far as the sleeping thing, if you weren't a baptist i'd say vodka. :o)

My brother-in-law swears by lunesta. No joke.

Rachel Garcia said...

tylenol pm works like a charm for me.. i say swallow one down about an hour before bed.

sorry i hope you get some sleep.

Anonymous said...

I'm laughing at your dad laughing at himself!! Sorry you're not getting any sleep. I tend to have the "early morning" disorder like Kim. The couch does wonders for me, anytime I lay horizontally on it I am out!

Kim said...

I'm falling off the couch thinking about Mike Harwood laughing hysterically to himself in the middle of the night. Sounds like an evil genius. Mike Harwood is going to take over the world!

But only when he's on a steroid shot.

Kimmi said...

i'm a night owl by nature. scott does swear by lunesta. he tried ambien, but it made him grumpy and groggy. (me no likee that guy.) the lunesta doesn't drug you into a stupor, just eases you to sleep. if you continue to have a problem, talk to your doctor. he can give you samples or a temporary prescription to help.