Insomnia, Please leave me alone!

By DHCdiva · Apr 7, 2012 · ·
  1. DHCdiva
    It's about 2.45 am.
    I'm really getting to the end of my tether about all this insomnia business.

    I just want one normal night's sleep. I've tried so many things, but nothing seems to work. I start to feel tired at about 11pm, so I go to bed, but when I get in bed I'm wide awake...and then the Restless Leg Syndrome decides to join in the fun, too.

    I usually start to drift off to sleep at about 4 am, then my babies awake to start their day at 5am,

    I feel like I can no longer function like this. i am constantly tired but whenever I try to sleep my body/mind suddenly starts to wake up.

    Tonight's reccurring thought was suicide bombers. Wearing baggy clown suits filled with that when it explodes....

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  1. no eff eks
    I sympathize greatly. I've dealt with insomnia for the last 12ish years. It truly seems like I would function just fine if only we had 36 hour days... I need 8 hours of sleep to feel normal, but it takes me 12 hours to achieve this! That's a lot of time wasted, especially when one works full time. I can't imagine what I'd do if I had real responsibilites like children or pets!

    I refuse to use sedatives to sleep since I can't trust myself with them, and they aren't useful for long anyway. I've used cannabinoids to help me sleep lately, but that needs to end... so I'm honestly more than a little freaked out about how much sleep I'll be getting once I do quit.

    Anyway, I can definitely relate.
  2. DHCdiva
    Thankyou, it's good to know I'm not on my own.

    Believe me, Cannaboids would be my first choice if I didn't have children! Lol.
  3. Alfa
    The product 'comatose' offers some help. As does L-5-htp for when you do have time to sleep late. But if you are breastfeeding then thats not the best idea.
  4. DHCdiva
    Thankyou for those recommendations, Alfa. I stopped Breastfeeding when my youngest showed signs of having no more interest in it (she was just under 2 years old) so it feels good knowing that I can now put my body's needs first instead of putting my childrens needs for my body first!
  5. enquirewithin
    Valerian root mixed with other herbs seems to help a bit, without getting involved with anything harmful.
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