Another Sleepless Night

I can't sleep///whenI do sleep it's only for a little while then I am awake again.I suffer from restless leg syndrom which doesn't help at all,I just can't get comfotable and turn my mind off.I've tried to count sheep, see myself on a breach and hear the waves, etc. I go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning,I don't drink coffee or pepsi after 4 in the p.m. I do all the stuff you're suppose to do to be able to sleep and none of it works for me.I guess I'm going to have to go to the Dr. and get something(My luck he'll tell me to use tylenol p.M.) which doesn't do anything either.It goes in fases, I suffer with insomnia for a while then one night I fall asleep in minuets and sleep all night long. Hope this fase ends soon.I'm tired and want to sleep so badly.

missemboth missemboth
51-55, F
2 Responses Feb 23, 2009

I can't sleep either! I get maybe 2-3 hours restless hours sleep a night. During the day I'm a bumbling brain dead looney, barely functioning from lack of sleep. At night I'm exhausted and as soon as my head hits the pillow, zing! I'm wide awake! I start counting but thoughts turn elsewhere. Tossing and turning 4-5 am, starts to get light, I finally drift off and its time to wake up. days are hazey, I need sleep!

I feel your pain. LAtely i have had alot of health issues and I think the stress is showing in my inability to sleep more than a couple hours at a time. Sleep aids dont work well for me as I never know when they will kick in. sometimes it may not be for 24 hours! Try taking benydryl antihistimine about an hour before bedtime. I have had some success with it. And if you have any alergies it kicks them too! I went thru drug detox once and thats what they gave us to help sleep. If that doesnt help you may want to consider going to the doc and getting a sleep study done. you may have sleep apnea