I Can't Sleep...

My whole life, I've been trying to sleep. When I was little I coudn't get down because I thought I was missing out on some magical moment that only happened when I was dreaming. As I got older, it was because I was stressed about school, or friends, or family... the little diddies that haunt a teenagers mind. Now that I'm an adult, it's definitely stress: World events, unsolved problems, bills, school for the third time, marital un-bliss, relationships, work, etc. I'm so tired. It's almost impossible to get up in the morning. I'm on my fifth job in 10 years, I thought maybe switching to a mid or evening schedule would help, seeing as I seem to get my best sleep between 6 am and 11 am, but ... That hasn't seemed to work either. I could talk to the doc about sleeping pills but then I end up in a cycle that induces pneumonia... pills to go down, pills to get up, pills to cure the upset stomach the other pills caused, and so on and so on and so on. That's no way to live. I'm tired. I'm really, really tired.
urbancraw urbancraw
31-35, F
4 Responses Jul 18, 2007

ugh i know i think my life is a cycle of chronic fatigue where i hate doing everything cause i'm so damn tired.

me too... I am completely and utterly exhausted and for me I lie down, I feel like i have to urinate. I get up, go, lay down again.. it is a vicious cycle. I too want to avoid drugs. I try exercise, eating right, avoiding alcohol, talking about any problems I have.. nothing. I have had this on and off during my life (since I was a kid) and it seemed to go away for a long period of time (after I had my daughter) but its back. I am so tired I am walking into walls. Over the past couple of weeks, I have given up the healthy approach and am using a cocktail or two to put me out... and it still doesn't work AND it makes me get up earlier. I am eating more and am now too tired during the day to exercise. This completely sucks.

I too know how you feel life is so big sometimes my brain just wont shut off..

AVOID THE PILLS IF YOU CAN! Take a look at www.gettosleep.org.uk and maybe download a track. The tracks on offer take the listener through a calming visualisation so they can relax, de-stress and still their mind so they can get to sleep. The tracks have certainly helped me and other people I know. 'Sleep track 01' would be the one to go for at first. Take a look and let me know how it goes!