I can get to sleep but I can't stay asleep
Wednesday, October 07, 2009
I am always tired. My biggest problem is that I fall asleep so easily when I sit down to watch TV, but I never sleep very long unless I intend to take a short nap in the afternoon, then I can sleep for an hour and half to 2 hours easy.
At night, I am usually awake every hour or so. Sometimes I can go right back to sleep, but most often it can take me 15 or 20 minutes to nod off again, If I ever sleep for 2 hours straight at night, I think I have died and gone to heaven.
My doctor gave me some sleeping pills, but they left such a terrible metallic taste in my mouth plus I also felt nauseated the next day, so I had to stop taking them. I tried them for only 3 nights.
I have tried warm milk, but that didn't help, plus I hate the taste of white milk, I don't drink anything hot such as tea or coffee, not even herbal teas like camomile, because I break out in a sweat, and that's not comfortable just before bedtime. Turkey works (or should I say the L-triptophan in the turkey) but I'm trying to loose weight, and pigging out will not help with that goal.
Some mornings I am so tired, it is very hard for me to get get mobile,