Apr. 13th, 2004 @ 07:53 am
Lately I haven't been sleeping well. By "lately", I mean for the last couple of months. I wake up every single night every couple of hours, and feel unable to get back to sleep for an hour or so... just staring at nothing, thinking about nothing except how much I wish I weren't awake. I'm getting close to considering sleeping pills or something... or maybe even just melatonin. Maybe it's the fact that I'm drinking more... having coffee more... allowing the things that I had stopped for such a long time a while back. I slept pretty well then. Maybe as I get older, my body is becoming hypersensitive to these things... i dunno.
Today I woke up at 4am, and couldn't get back to sleep. I hopped on my computer... did some gay.com browsing (for lack of other things to do) and around 5:00 just crawled into bed. I decided that if I wasn't asleep by 5:30, I was just going to get up and go in to work, since I wouldn't get there until 7 anyway.
It's 7:56... I've been at work for about 45 minutes.
Geeze I'm tired...
Whoa, that sucks. I was semi-awake at 6, dozed till 8ish. Maybe we need to set a household bedtime at 9pm. Or I can ask my dad for some good drugs, heh.
ask your dad for some ambien :P
|Date:||April 13th, 2004 09:18 am (UTC)|| |
5HTP is actually a rather good natural sleep aid. It's good at helping me fall asleep initially without being overly tired the next day, especially if I've whacked out my sleep schedule by staying out all night Friday/Saturday and can't fall asleep Sunday night. But given that it's much milder than Ambien or any of those, it might not be strong enough to do anything for the 4am wake-ups.
Funny... 5-HTP makes me hyper. In my own personal experience, melatonin helps me stay asleep, though it does nothing to help me get to sleep. A semi-strict "no caffeine less than 7 hours before bed" rule does the trick for me.
Anyway, sorry to hear you're having trouble sleeping. That can really throw one's life off-kilter.
|Date:||April 13th, 2004 11:14 am (UTC)|| |
Really? It knocks me right out in 30-60 minutes, overriding caffine...and other stimulants...After taking it, I couldn't stay awake if I tried, at least in the short term. Then again, normal sleeping pills and cold medicines often knock me out for much longer than most people, easily 13 or 14 hours at a time.
I have similar issues when I drink caffeine regularly. I would sleep very lightly and any little noise would wake me up.
sounds gross but pour some milk in a coffee cup.. pop it in the microwave till it's luke warm.. drink it... go to bed... you'll fall asleep.. make sure it's not non-fat though..
it's not gross! you may say it's just euro-trash but people in Italy have known this for ages.... hot milk and honey... it's even better...and it's a good remedy for the common cold as well....
...won't replace ambien but it relaxes, it soothes and it calms... all good things when you want to sleep...
Ambien is your friend. It almost guarantees 8 hours of good sleep with no side effects. Perfect for those occasional sleep problems.
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