What I’d give for some sleep!

I’ve always struggled with falling asleep; except when I had Ambien prescribed to me. Unfortunately for some reason, neither my family doctor nor my neurologist will prescribe it; one says the other should; resulting in nothing. I take an ungodly amount of sleeping pills to fall asleep at night and sometime that doesn’t even work.

For example; I usually take 4 or 5 Benadryl [generic, usually] or 3 Tylenol Simply Sleep / Unisom [again, generic]. I am sure this is incredibly unhealthy. Melatonin works, it just doesn’t work well with my stomach and it’s downright disastrous. I’ve tried different ways; the melty thing under your tongue, pills, gummies, many different kinds of gummies; all to find out my tummy hates melatonin.

I’ve tried so many things; and nothing works. I’ve gone in for a sleep study, no sleep apnea; though I’d like to do it again. I feel like I’m starting to snore.

I need to be in bed, it’s 10:50. Instead wide awake.  I feel like if I could go into work at like 11, then work til later in the evening, I would sleep better, but honestly I’d just push the envelope of crawling in bed and it’d just be the same cycle as when I’m up at 6:45/7.

We’re 11 days into the new year, and while I don’t need January 1 to make new goals; I am aiming for 6 hours of sleep each night.

I really just need to have a better diet [not go on a diet, just eat better] and exercise. I just need to make small things to get to a bigger goal.  In time.  For now, I’m going to go try to sleep…


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