Insomnia

 

 

Here it is, almost 4:00 am and I haven’t been to sleep yet.

Insomnia

Oh, I’m exhausted…that’s for sure.

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But, every time I try to lie down, my eyes pop open and I can’t sleep.

Insomnia

This has happened the past three nights!

Insomnia

I’ve been through this before…back in college when I was insane enough to take 8 classes per semester for 3 semesters.

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Yeah, I know….crazy, but even though I was bogged down, I still maintained my 4.0 GPA.

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I went to see the doctor, who diagnosed me with insomnia and put me on Ambien.

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But, all it did was make me sleep walk…

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…and I was unaware until the next morning when I’d find a replicas of Stonehenge on the bathroom floor, constructed from shampoo bottles, lotion bottles, and bars of unopened soap.

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Yeah, Stonehenge, so…nooooooo more Ambien for me!

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Back to sleepless nights.

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Pretty soon, I’ll start getting delirious, which will be funny at first.

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Because who knows what will come out of my mouth.

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After the delirious stage, I’ll enter the pissed off and moody stage:

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Until I finally collapse and sleep for 1-2 hours…usually on day 4

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And then the cycle starts all over again.

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Trust me, I’ve tried all sorts of remedies.

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But, nothing works.

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So, when you are nice and cozy, slipping off to la-la land without any problem…

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Don’t worry about me…I’ll just be losing my freaking mind!

Insomnia

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  • http://www.shirleymaya.com/ Shirley Maya Tan

    From one insomniac to another, I get you, I really get you! At least, you get to make a blog post about it…LOL

    • GKAdams

      I guess that’s the only good thing about being an insomniac…you get a lot done!

      • Ida Chiavaro

        not entirely true about getting a lot done, in my case, because there is an underlying exhaustion, I can agree that I get a lot read,

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    I don`t know if I should say sorry about the insomnia or that you did a great job explaining it..!

    • GKAdams

      Hmmm…no need to be sorry about the insomnia. It’s just a part of my life. At least I got a blog post out of it.

  • Gillie

    For years my problem was not dropping off but waking up at 3 or thereabouts. There was always that brief moment when I could kid my mind I hadn’t woken up but it rarely lasted and once awake there was no going back. I became a regular listener to Farming Today and the World Service. It’s amazing how much I know about the CAP now :)

    • GKAdams

      I do try to go to sleep, but I just flop around in the bed. I’d be more productive if I just realized that I’m not going to be able to sleep, get up, and edit my book. I bet I’d get it done in no time at all!

  • Emelie Samuelson

    Ugh, as entertaining as it is to read about, that sounds absolutely horrid. I’m so sorry. Good luck!

    • GKAdams

      Yeah, it’s not fun. Makes for one cranky-ass writer.

  • Lissa

    Now I can really relate to this! I ‘sleep eat’ on Ambien. Very freaky thing…

    • GKAdams

      It’s scary not knowing what you are doing, only to find out the next morning and not believe it. It got to the point where I had to put a baby gate at the top of the stairs because I feared I would fall down them.

  • Kathy Ree

    I went three weeks straight without sleeping more than three hours a night. Postpartum depression and hormonal imbalance. Meds did take care of it, mostly. It still happened at least once a month (coinciding with that “visit from the auntie from Red Bank”) I’ve gone through a long series of meds, and am currently on Clonazapam (for restless legs) and Zoloft. No sleep-walking, works great–and when it doesn’t, I go downstairs and have a bit of a chat with Jose Cuervo (which is NOT recommended, so I rarely do it). Hope you find something that helps.

    • GKAdams

      Doctor’s tried everything from Ambien (made me do weird things) to Lunesta (didn’t work at all) to Triazapam (nada). I’m sure this is stress related, especially with everything that is going on.

  • Phil Holtberg

    I think we all go through bouts of insomnia. We all have our minds running and thinking a million things as soon as we hit the pillow. I need my sleep! Also, once a song gets stuck in your head might as well sing along all night!

  • William Kendall

    I’ve had more than my share of it lately…. I think teddy hugging cat has the right idea.