Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Late Night Insomnia Ramblings



I am so unbelievably tired. My insomnia — or whatever is going on right now — is kicking my butt. I managed 5 and a half hours of sleep last night. According to my Fitbit I spent 11% of that awake, 63% in light sleep, 12% in REM, and 21% in deep sleep. With how much light and deep sleep I got, you’d think I was well rested. Instead I feel run down and sluggish. 

I’m fighting falling asleep right now because I don’t like napping. I always feel worse after a nap, but I think today I will end up succumbing to it. 

I won’t take a sleep aide because they do not work for me. I have tried them in the past and they either aggravated my insomnia and made it worse — or  I’d fall asleep and sleep through every alarm I had and sleep the day away AND feel like I had a hangover from the amount of sleep I got. 

There is just no way I can do that with small children to take care of. 
I am supposed to go in on the 28TH to see a new doctor (mine left the practice over the holiday). With all my health issues (PCOS and Lynch Syndrome) I have to have a doctor. Technically I don’t need to find one until May,  but this way, I can “shop” around for a doctor I will like and trust. 

Also I don’t do change well. I hate when things change. I’ve had the same doctor since we moved up her in 2007. She knows who I am, who my kids are, and even though I don’t go in very often I was never treated like patient X. So this is bitter sweet for me. 

Although with my insomnia rearing it’s ugly head, I really need to find a doctor I can trust and feel comfortable with so we can come up with a game plan to combat this. 

If you have any tips or tricks to help combat this, I’d great appreciate it. I’m willing to try anything once — mainly because you never know what works for you unless you at least try it.