Saturday, February 5, 2011

Insomnia



3:30 AM.  It's not that I've had all that much sleep the past 2 weeks.  It's hard to sleep.  There's no comfortable position.  Yet I've been supposed to stay in bed.  Maybe that's why I can't sleep.  2 weeks in bed > but not sleeping? Last night was very little sleep.  Tonight...  an hour, then I was awake.  Can't get comfortable.  Ugh.  I don't usually take anything, but I thought I might as well take some tylenol for my aching body.  I'm waiting for it to kick in.  
Insomnia.  It's something that's treated nowadays with medications.  But I so-don't-like to take anything.  I guess if it got too bad I would.  I feel for those who have Insomnia for very long periods of time.  
Did I mention I've had a sore throat
 for the last few days?  
On Monday I return to work.  Another Ugh.  
I'm going to go count sheep now.  

13 comments:

  1. Bless your heart! I pray you will feel better soon and get some much-needed rest.

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  2. Oh Bobbi, NOT good! I have some sleepless nights but if I had insomnia, I think I'd go crazy. I don't like medication but if I have stretches of sleepless nights I take Tylenol PM. It has none of the lingering affects upon waking and it does help me sleep so there's a thought!
    I hope your mind relaxes and you can get a good nap in today!
    hugs...

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  3. I feel your pain, Bobbi.

    Sometimes I lay awake, inspite of being tired and needing to sleep. I do not take any medications either, and what I do is lay there and think of physically relaxing every muscle of my body. Start down on your feet and come up, imagining those muscles loosening up. I usually don't reach the chest and am drifting away.

    I hope you feel better soon!

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  4. Glad I found you! Looking forward to following you & invite you to do the same. Western MD, huh? Me too! Very cool to find someone close. Hope you're feeling better soon.

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  5. Some bodies actually need physical activity to sleep, maybe once you get back to work and are walking around more, this can't sleep thing will go away. I have to take medication to sleep normally (unless I have a potassium drop or a fever), because I am not very active and the O2 and Co2 exchange is not happening properly, that plus my DH is a marathon snorer, I have two dogs vying for the prime spot, a cat playing and dumping things, and I hate my bed!

    Sorry about the sore throat, I hope it is just a matter of an over dry house and not some nasty old cold trying to take over!

    Take care of yourself, on these last two days before you go back to work! (Sorry about mentioning that :))

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  6. Do you pray for others when awake in the middle of the night? I hate to say it can make you sleepy cuz we really should stay awake when praying - - - but often times, it does make me sleep. Another thing I do if I can't fall back asleep in my bed is I will go and get in the recliner and it seems to do the trick, too.
    I, too, pray your sore throat is not an infection.

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  7. Lots of insomnia here too. ICK! Hope you get some sleep and feel better!

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  8. Sharon,Try ear plugs for that snoring thing...it works.Just a little of my 2 cents.

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  9. Goodness! Sounds like you are having a trying time right now! I will definitely pray for you tonight......
    As for the snoring.... my Mom runs a loud fan at night because my Dad could shatter glass when he gets revved and going (hehe)

    Best wishes for health and strength, and please give Gracie love from Jazz in Texas.....
    Jenni

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  10. I hope you get some good sleep, Bobbi!!!! I feel for you! People who have to stay in bed often get insomnia, because they get no exercise to tire them out. Just laying around makes for sleeplessness. I have a sore throat as well, maybe you can use some sick leave on Monday because of that, do you feel up to going back? Sadly, you probably won't read this comment unless you do have insomnia, because I'm very late with my blog comments today.

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  11. Bobbi, I sympathize with you. I am wicked without my sleep! When I was going through "The Change" I could fall asleep the minute my head hit the pillow, but three hours later I'd be wide awake for a long time. I'd get sleepy just before time to get up for work. My doctor recommended Melatonin, all natural. Hope you get your rest.

    Liz

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  12. Oh Bobbi,, you have too much going on.
    Buy my mommy has insomnia too,.. and she said it is the pitts.
    She take a benedryl and a swig of nyquil,,,
    it helps a little - but no miracle.
    i hope you get to feeling better
    love
    tweedles

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  13. Sorry to hear about your sleepless nights! I hope you are feeling better soon!

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