Sleepless in Sassyland

I’ve had insomnia the last two nights. I’ve gone to bed exhausted, fallen asleep for an hour or so, then woken up wide awake, unable to fall back asleep. I’ve tried sitting up for a bit, watching Netflix on my iPad with earbuds (so as not to wake the husband or dogs) reading, organizing the medicine cabinet, and just lying down with my eyes shut trying to meditate myself into sleep. No such luck.

Yesterday was my first day back to work, it was exhausting and I regretted returning to work so soon, but I made it through. It was a long day (left the house at 5:45am and got home at 5:30pm) and, although I felt I could go right to bed, I stayed up long enough for a quick, low residue dinner (tuna steak and green beans,) and then fell asleep sitting up on the couch. Jeffrey shuffled me off to bed, and I fully expected to sleep hard tonight, but I was sorely disappointed. I’ve been wide awake for hours now, and I’ve given up, since I need to be up for work in 25 minutes, anyway. I suppose it will be another long, grueling day, that will end with me even more exhausted, and I fear I’ll have another sleepless night again. I have never had insomnia before. I’ve had the rare nights I can’t sleep, but of all my ailments and illnesses, sleeplessness has never been one of them. I hope this passes soon. I miss resting my mind.

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14 Responses to Sleepless in Sassyland

  1. I am late to this post. Sorry about your insomnia. I was on prednisone at the end of the summer and it played havoc with my sleeping. ZZZquil is my go to for sleeping. I take a 1/2 dose every night. If I don’t, I don’t sleep. Never been a good sleeper. Hope this finds you sleeping better.

    • Sassybear says:

      I also use ZZZquil and cannot sleep without it. It wasn’t enough to overcome the prednisone induced insomnia, sadly. But after 2 days off the prednisone, I was able to sleep through the night again.

  2. I’m sorry to hear this is happening to you. I don’t discuss it on my blog, but yes it happens to me too. Usually midweek like clockwork.

  3. Linda Practical Parsimony says:

    I have had weeks of finally going to sleep when the sun rises. My stomach hurts and I have had reflux so bad that I fear my esophagus will be burned out.

    • Sassybear says:

      With so much going on in your life, it’s amazing you sleep at all. I am so sorry you have to deal with stomach and reflux issues (I have Acid Reflux, as well.) on top of everything else. I am wishing the sun starts shining and your fortune moves in a better direction soon.

  4. wcs says:

    The older I get, the less I sleep, and it’s pissing me off. I used to have stress-related insomnia when I was working, but this stuff is not stress related. Hope you get back to your normal pattern!

    • Sassybear says:

      My sleepless streak ended last night…sort of. I slept a good part of the night, but Jeffrey didn’t, and after waking me up for the third time with his conniptions, I gave up and got up and got ready for work at 3am. But at least I slept at all. Insomnia is awful and I’m sorry you’re getting less sleep. Its no fun, for sure.

  5. javabear says:

    Ugh! I hope you sleep well tonight.

  6. truthspew says:

    I cant say I can empathize as I’ve never had insomnia myself. Sleep is of course very important to me. I usually am asleep by 9PM, up at 5AM out of the house before 6:30AM because of the fact the school buses start running then and I sort of abhor waiting for them to board. Plus traffic isn’t yet too nuts down here in the Atlanta metro area. at that time of morning. I do use GMaps though because she knows when I-20 or I-75 is a total mess.

    • Sassybear says:

      During the work week, I’m in bed by 8:30pm each night, up at 4:45am each morning, and on my way to work by 5:45am. I have an hour drive to work, and my work start time is 7:00am. I loathe school buses and also try to leave early or late enough to avoid them, and will drive out of my way to avoid being behind them.

      • truthspew says:

        Yes indeed, and I enjoy the mass of stupid on I-20 and I-75, more I-20 though. I-75 once you get through Atlanta you can do 70-80MPH no issues whatsoever. It does remind me though I need to upgrade the tires on my car, they’re only rated for 96MPH.

  7. I hear ya; insomnia sux ass. I have resorted to tylenol PM if it happens 2 nights in a row.

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