Ever since something happened about 2 months ago...I haven't been able to sleep at night. If I lay down at 10pm I will literally lay there awake until about 7am, this is a problem as I have to be up and on the go at 8am. I don't take naps during the day or anything so I'm literally getting maybe an hour a night. After about 4 nights of 1 hour of sleep I will get at most 5 hours the next night and then the cycle starts over.
I've tried "counting sheep," tried relaxing music, tried going to bed earlier, tried drinking warm milk or tea before bed and nothing is helping.
I'm not doing anything different than normal! Not eating any differently or anything like that and when I'm trying to sleep I'm not normally worrying about anything or thinking about what happened...my mind is usually pretty blank I just cannot fall asleep! The last time I got good sleep was for new years when I had a babysitter and drank a little too much ha...
What can I do? :(
Answer by dancer at 11:36 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
Answer by truthteller0722 at 11:37 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
See your doc... you may need a few months of an anti-anxiety med or a sleep med like Lunesta. Either way your doc can help... But you need to be honest with your doc as to what occurred so they can help you!! Meds don't have to be permanent, but they can help you thru the worst of it!! ((((hugs))) Been there!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 11:38 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
Answer by fiatpax at 11:39 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
Answer by Noosa at 11:41 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
Answer by LindaClement at 11:56 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
Answer by Adelicious at 11:59 PM on Jan. 15, 2011
Adelicious is right... I forgot to mention counseling!!
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:07 AM on Jan. 16, 2011
Answer by sarchasmicangel at 12:27 AM on Jan. 16, 2011