Saturday, January 28, 2006

It is now 2:45am


Chronic inability to fall asleep or remain asleep for an adequate length of time.
Insomnia is a sleep disorder characterised by an inability to sleep and/or to remain asleep for a reasonable period during the night. Sufferers typically complain of being unable to close their eyes for more than a few minutes at a time, or of 'tossing and turning' through the night.

If insomnia continues for more than a few nights running, it can become chronic and cause a sleep deficit that is extremely detrimental to the sufferer's well-being. Insomnia interrupts the natural sleep cycle, which can be hard to restore. Some insomniacs unwittingly perpetuate their complaint by napping in the late afternoon or early evening, leading to wakefulness at bedtime and more insomnia. Others push their bodies to the limits, until their sleep deficit causes severe physical and mental effects.

No kidding it has mental effects... I am proof.
In all seriousness it really sucks.
Sometimes I wish I was a great writer. All these nights I have so much time on my hands seeing how sleep evades me yet again...
I tried to put myself on a schedule that I woke at the same time went to bed at the same time ect. but that failed as did everything else.
I have tried counting sheep.
I have tried Yoga (still works sometimes)
I have tried reading.
I have tried sex. (makes me more awake)
I have tried just laying there breathing deep (mom's suggestion I told it worked, but really lay there and take deep breaths? I think its she is secretly wanting me to have babies and all the "deep breathing" is as good as lamas.)
I have tried drugs alot of different ones, it turns out to work for about 4-5 days and then my body has no effect to them. And besides I HATE to take drugs.)
I have tried working out like crazy during the day to help.
I have tried to work out right before bed (this keeps me awake)

1 comment:

coffeygirlb said...

Girl, you need to go get yourself some ambien, or restoril which is what I use. I have had insomnia forever and have struggled to find something that works for me consistently. I have had much success with restoril though. It's an older drug and is safer for long-term use.

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