Day 190..#Night Time..

sleep

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I have trouble sleeping..and as I type this the clock is hitting 3am.

I’ve never experienced trouble sleeping so this is new territory for me.

Whatever time I do eventually sleep, I am up by 9 or 10am the latest.

I do not have insomnia. It’s not that serious. I just can’t sleep.

I lay in bed..sometimes for hours before I end up getting up again because I haven’t been able to fall asleep.

And it’s also strange because if I get tired during the day, I refrain from taking naps because then I know I won’t be able to get to sleep at night..but then I don’t sleep anyway so maybe I should take them when I get tired?

Yesterday night, I fell asleep exactly at 2am. I woke up exactly at 7am when someone came into the house and slammed the door extremely hard. Hard enough to wake me up.

When I can’t sleep, I jog. I jog for about half an hour to an hour to tire myself out, then I come back home and I can usually get right to bed. Or I’m hungry. The latter usually happens and I cannot go to sleep hungry..so I end up eating and not being able to sleep because I’m full.

So I looked it up.

The most common symptoms of insomnia are:

  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Waking up during the night
  • Waking up early in the morning
  • Feeling irritable and tired and finding it difficult to function during the day.
Also, being stressed or having some sort of anxiety could cause insomnia.
I have difficulty falling asleep.
The only time I wake up during the night is if people come in my house and slam the door really loud..or generally start making enough noise to wake me..so I can say that I do not wake up on my own in the middle of the night.
I always wake up early in the morning, that’s just my body clock.
I’m never irritable and tired during the day and function great. People generally cannot be around me in the mornings because apparently I’m “too awake” for them..or I’m often referred to as perky..
So 1/4..and I’m not stressed. Maybe I have a little anxiety..but mostly I don’t.
I would just really love to be able to get into bed and sleep without idly laying awake for hours wondering why I’m still awake..

I have to sleep between 6 and 8 hours in order to wake up in the morning feeling refreshed..any more and I am lethargic in the morning..any less and I am a little slow..

I need to sleep. I get cranky when I cannot.

I need a massage 😦

 

Okay. Post over. Going to try to go back to sleep now.

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~ by originalapplejunkie on July 8, 2012.

4 Responses to “Day 190..#Night Time..”

  1. Guilty conscience? lol
    Try hot chocolate (the drink not the band) or horlicks/ovaltine before you go to bed. Meditation to clear your mind, it’s far too cluttered if you can’t sleep. Perhaps yoga?
    Personally I like to have a fight, but that’s just me. hehehehe

    • looooool..
      No guilty conscience here..well..maybe a little actually..
      Meditation..my brain never stops..but I’ll try it out.
      I can’t fight. As much as I’d like to..it probably wouldn’t end well..for the other person of course..*he he*

  2. I determined, ages ago, that sleep is for the weak, anyway. Oddly enough, that thought helps me to sleep just fine. Must be some sort of Jedi mind trick….

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