Post # 1
Lookin for some weigh in from some bees. I have been having a heck of a time with my sleep schedule. I have the hardest time ever falling asleep and once I’m asleep, I can sleep for WAY longer than a person should. Like, ten hours on the short end, fourteen if you dont disturb me! And I basically never feel rested. Even when I get seven or eight like I should. Nothing seems to be the right amount and now that I’m in classes and working and m schedule is nuts, it’s driving me bonkers!!
I am an otherwise mostly healthy individual. Not perfect of course but we do pretty good!! We eat healthy, we’re active, life is pretty good and well maintained in our boat.
I have tried sleepy time tea, going for walks in the evening, going for walks in the afternoon, not watching tv befor bed, melatonin. Nothing gets me to bed.
I am clueless as to why I can’t sleep and then why I sleep so much when I do get there!!
Any bees have any insights or experiences they can share? I would really appreciate it!
Post # 3
I would get bloodwork done, I had a siiliar issue and it turned out to be a vitamin deficiency (even though we eat pretty healthy and I take a multi- it was a vitamin that wasn’t in my multi).
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2013 - Vine Street Church
That’s how I was when I was having deep depression prior to my first nervous breakdown. Have you been having any mental issues lately?
Post # 5
Is there anything in your life making you anxious? I struggled with falling asleep (but could easily sleep for 12 hours) when I had anxiety. I didn’t even realize that was what was going on until I saw a therapist. His advice that helped the most with sleeping, cutting out caffiene completely for a month. He said I could add it back later if I wanted to. 3 years later, I consume a very small amount of caffiene but the days I do have it (even if it’s in the morning) I struggle to sleep.
Post # 6
@stephee: That’s probably a good idea.. Even though I am petrified of needles and doctors . I have to go in for a BC refill script soon so I will mention it and dr will send me next door to have my blood sucked. I had my first needle with out my mom when I was 22. Yeah, I’m a baby like that! But I’ve had half a dozen or so since then AND got stung by a bee for the first time, so I think the tinto needle poke might be less scary these days. Worth not feelin like this for sure, thank you for that suggestion!! I’m kind of anto modern medicine so I tend to not think of blood panels for natural applications but in this case, it will be well worth it!
@thejucheidea: Not anything extreme. I’ve been under some extra stress being back at university, and working an just being generally run off my feet but I like being busy, I have way less depression issues when I’m DOing. I suffered from a lot of depression and anxiety as a teenager but I like to think I have it mostly under wraps now! A lot of my issues stemmed from my weight and I have that under control now, so I have a lot less mental stress These days!
@ImaStarr: I think ALL the time about how cutting caffeine would most certainly be good for me. I used to drink way more, but I’m down to one or two cups a day now. Giving up coffee is really hard for me.. I have tried. Pretty sure it’s the unhealthiest thing in my life right now and I want SO badly to be able to chuck it. Before i stopped eating gluten, I ha a lot of stomach issues and stopped drinking coffee but then I stopped eating gluten and got so much better, so I started drinking a little bit of coffee again. It’s just SO good!! When I think about it really hard, I probably do have some underlying anxiety issues but I manage them well. I went to a lot of counseling as a kid/teen, I have a fairly well established base of coping education. It’s something I still struggle with a tiny bit but for the most part, I have come a pretty long way!
Thanks for your suggestions! I appreciate all our input and will for sure be taking what each of you said to heart!
Post # 7
Talk to your doctor. You may have a sleep disorder but ruling out other underlying conditions is a good idea as well.
Post # 8
I used to have major problems falling asleep too – It was even harder once my FI fell asleep and started snoring lol. I started drinking sleepytime tea and it did work for me; however, I don’t really like the idea of having to rely on something like that to get me to sleep. Then, I started getting up earlier once I went back to work in August (I’m a teacher) and my work hours changed to 7-3 so given my commute, I have to wake up at 5 or 5:30am. Now I have no problems going to sleep at night and I think it’s purely because I’m exhusted for having been awake for 15 hours and working for half of them.
I know it sounds really silly and almost like this would be too easy of a solution, but have you tried getting up earlier than you’re used to? It worked like a charm for me, when I was thinking I had some major insomnia issues.