Monday, January 4, 2010

Trouble Sleeping

Lately I've been having trouble sleeping. Last week my doctor switched my sleep med to something different to see if it would help. It only made it worse. My average number of hours sleeping went from 4 to 2-3. I called him today to tell him it wasn't working and he switched me back to the one I was on before, only a higher dose. Hopefully that will help.

Not sleeping is one of the things that makes me anxious. The anxiety got so bad this past week that I was actually making myself feel sick to my stomach where I felt queasy. Yesterday was the worst because I was worrying about the night to come. I even cried a couple times because I was so overwhelmed (I was also extremely exhausted, which didn't help the situation). I feel much better today knowing that tonight I'll at least sleep longer than I have been.

It's hard when I wake up at 2 AM and can't fall back to sleep. I'm not able to just get up and walk around or watch TV. I just lie there and think. Music helps sometimes but not lately. It doesn't help that I have nurses at night who come in at least every hour to check in and change positions, sometimes turning me from side to side. Even though it can be disrupting, it's well needed.

Thanks for listening, well reading. Goodnight!



Anonymous said...

Jenni, I know this sounds really simple, but try reading until you can barely keep your eyes open. It works for me.

Greg said...

I'm with you.........have not slept in 3 nights! It sucks

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Gwen said...

Do you take anything to help with your anxiety? I get a little anxious at times and like you it's at night, but really for my it's not bad thankfully.