I inherited insomnia from my mother's side of the family (my mom, my mom's brother, my mom's sister, my brother, my cousins, me)...I'm talking EVERY NIGHT I get about 3-4 hours of sleep. The ONLY time I get GOOD sleep is if I take Advil PM, which I only do on nights where my husband will be able to get up with the kids the next day (i.e. the weekends, and even then I don't take it every weekend). I am mentally and physically exhausted!! On top of it, right now, I'm dealing with three sick (possibly strep) toddlers aged 1, 2, and 3, one of which also has pink eye. Plus, my good ol' friend came for her visit...So, right now, TOTALLY stressed, and it's not makng it better. When I'm stressed, I sleep even less.
Does ANYONE have ideas on how to sleep? Right now, it's after 2Am where I am, and I want to sleep, but just CAN'T. I've tried tea. Tried laying down for hours at a time without any noise/light. Tried music. NOTHING is working! I REFUSE to depend on medication to sleep (my doc prescribed Ambien before...I flushed most of them...And like I said, I don't take the Advil PM every time I can...Maybe one every 2 weeks if that...When I can't take it anymore)...I really need sleep...Anyone? It's really taking a toll on me...
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