Sleepless In Houston

Hi! I am evilpinkloli, and my fiancee and I both have insomnia. We go to bed about 10:30 PM and wake up about 3:30 or 4:00 AM, sometimes earlier. He copes with it better than I do. I have had it since I had a severe head injury 5 years ago, which caused epilepsy, bipolar disorder, migraines, and the insomnia. 

I take Lunesta, and have taken many other sleeping meds which my doctor rotates but they don't help much anymore. I get tired during the day and often nap (which I know is bad, but I get too tired) for 15 to 20 min, but I don't fall asleep. I can't go back to sleep once I wake up at night. But I can fall asleep at bedtime. I just can't stay asleep. I wake up many times during the night. I'm a very light sleeper.  Also, my fiancee wakes me up when he wakes up at 2:00 or 3:00 am by rubbing me and cuddling me, which makes me furious, since I cannot go back to sleep.  I asked him about sleeping alone and he thinks I don't love him anymore. I tried every conceivable nonprescription remedy to sleep: hot baths, exercise, teas, meditation, boring books, boring people, etc. I'm so tired and cranky. Any help or support is appreciated.    

evilpinkloli evilpinkloli
31-35, F
1 Response Mar 6, 2009

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