Insomnia is trouble falling asleep or staying asleep through the night. Episodes may come and go (episodic), last up to 3 weeks (short-term), or be long-lasting (chronic). Yep, that’s me….chronic…Insomniac.
Insomnia symptoms according to the Mayo Clinic
Difficulty falling asleep at night
Awakening during the night
Awakening too early
Not feeling well rested after a night’s sleep
Daytime tiredness or sleepiness
Irritability, depression or anxiety
Difficulty paying attention, focusing on tasks or remembering
Increased errors or accidents
Distress in the stomach and intestines (gastrointestinal tract)
Ongoing worries about sleep
I swear, I’ll go to bed at midnight and finally fall asleep about 1am then open my eyes at 2:45 like it’s time to wake up in the morning. Not getting a good night sleep will screw up your day. I’m soooo evil and angry when I don’t get at least 4 hours of sleep. 4 hours of CONTINUOUS sleep. Waking up every hour on the hour, like 1010 WINS news, is NOT sleep!
I have tried OTC medicine to put me to sleep, my doctor prescribed Klonopin to put me to sleep, which did work in the beginning, now my body has built up a tolerance that it doesn’t even work anymore. Sometimes when you fiddle your diddle you can fall asleep right after, sometimes I fiddle multiple times and I am wide AWAKE. It’s so annoying that I can NOT fall asleep for extended periods of time. I will work my ass off all day to make sure I am completely exhausted and I will STILL wake up every 1+ hour. I’ve gotten to the point where I have cried because I am just so tired and can’t fall asleep. It’s nerve-wracking, annoying and will totally screw up your day. I’m writing this blog entry before the damn sun comes out. I’ve been up since 3. Went to sleep at midnight.
*eye roll* what a perfect day THIS is going to be.
Do you suffer from insomnia? Maybe a past sufferer? Please leave any tips in the comments, I am willing to try damn near anything!