Monday, August 25, 2008

frustration!

Hello world of fellow bloggers, ashley here. So i have this really really REALLY aggravating problem called i cant sleep! for the past month or two i lay in bed for at LEAST an hour if not longer before falling asleep. Does anyone else have this problem? I mean im exhausted! so what is the deal! why cant i sleep! gr. so. annoying. Take today for instance. I've been exhausted all day long but refused to let myself take a nap so i would sleep good tonight!! but no! i've been tossing and turning in bed since 10:30 :S Why is it that i cant fall asleep for the life of me at night, but during the day anytime i sit down im out almost instantly? i must be nocturnal or something there is simply no other answer :( anyways sorry for this somewhat angry post im just frustrated that it is 12:05, that im exhausted, and yet i cant fall asleep. does anyone have any good theories/ things that help them sleep at night!? come on folks im desperate!

3 comments:

Casey said...

i'm sympathizing with you...i've had bouts of insomnia, and it is so frustrating, knowing that you have to be up at a certain time, and that you're gonna be exhausted unless you sleep, but you just can't. no fun. i know there's stuff out there people can take for it, but i never have. sometimes taking a hot bath, or drinking something hot can help. sometimes it seems like my brain starts thinking too much, and it keeps me up, so i try to distract it and shut it off by reading something or watching something on tv. i'm having a HORRIBLE time sleeping right now, but that's because of the babies. i'm counting down the days now (24!!!) till 38 weeks! i hope you figure out something to help you sleep!

Jody Lynn said...

Oh man, I totally feel your pain here Ashley. I haven't had this problem lately, because I haven't had to wake up early all summer. But now, school is starting, and I have to be to work early and such. I notice that when I don't sleep well at night it's usually because I didn't do much that day. I kinda just sat around, maybe did a few things, but didn't really exhaust myself. And, like you said, if I take a nap that always makes it harder to get to sleep.

So what do I do when I want to sleep better? I basically exhaust myself. I wake up really early, and just go, go, go all day long! I don't give myself two minutes to sit down, I just go. Work, School, more work, homework, gym, whatever it takes to exhaust myself, and usually that does the trick. I'm sure you do that too. When it comes to bedtime, I find that it helps if I don't eat after 8:00, I don't watch T.V. two hours before bed, I don't look at the clock in my room once the light is out (sometimes I cover it, so I won't look at it.) It's always harder to fall asleep when you know that it's 2:00 a.m., and if I can't fall asleep I read for awhile. Sometimes these things help, sometimes they don't. Try and stick to a certain bedtime as well. If you want to be in bed at 10:30, be in bed at that time every night, and wake up at the same time too.

Sorry this was so long, but I'm bored at work anyway. Hope this helped!

Ash said...

thanks for the sympathy girls! yeah i probably cant sleep for a mixture of the above mentioned things like my brain LOVES to not shut up haha it just goes and goes thinking about everything i have to do the next day/ things that i did today etc. and maybe i should try not eating after 8 and stuff although i think its nearly impossible for me to go to bed at the same time every night :D haha meh.. also thats so exciting! i cant wait to see the little twins casey! they're gonna be adorable! and of course once they are out then your on the road to the night you'll be able to sleep again! :) although from what i hear (i have no experience in such things as motherhood) but they keep you up for awhile at the beginning hehe