Perpetual Exhaustion

I am so tired of not getting any sleep.  No matter how much I try it just doesn't happen.  I've been an insomniac since I was a little girl.  I was used to it for most of my life.  Then I was prescribed sleeping pills when I was 32 and that's when I first realized what a whole nights sleep meant.  Now I have a two year old and a one year old and of course I was no longer able to take my sleeping pills for fear I wouldn't hear the babies. 

I've started taking them again, but it doesn't seem to matter.  Sometimes I will take them and still be up all night with no hope of sleeping during the day because I have to chase around two babies all day. 

Now that I know what a full nights sleep is like I really miss it. 

I am a night Owl forced into a day schedule and it is excruciating.  Is there nothing I can take to help me sleep????
Brunhild Brunhild
36-40, F
1 Response Aug 1, 2011

Hi.......let me start by saying I have the same thing and believe me it is not fun. Even though I take sleeping pills I still don't sleep. My daughter is now 18 so I don't need to worry about hearing her cry like you..I would like to chat some more about this if you like please friend me and message me any time and I will write back..Hope to hear from you soon..Take care