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Day 9 of 40: No Sleep = Mean

Thursday, February 21, 2013

I was awakened at 3:30 am and agaIn at 3:45 am after having stayed up too late and falling asleep on the couch. Had to wake up at 5:45 to get my daughter off to school.

So I should be asleep right now, right?

Something is eating at me but I'm not sure what. Stupidly I've been turning to food to feed my unidentified anxiety. And as I've identified in the past, when I'm tired I reach for food. So today has been less than healthy.

No, I didn't double up on exercise. I am not sleeping. My face is broken out something fierce because of all the milk I've been drinking. Tonight I found a leak coming through our kitchen ceiling, which means it's coming from the bathroom upstairs. And tomorrow will be chaotic because the kids are on a 2-hour delay. My son has to get on the bus at the exact time I am supposed to give a webinar to people overseas. Hubby has to be at work long before that.

Sorry to be such a downer. I've made this a spirally kind of day.

Peace out,
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    Gesh! That's a lot of stressors! Hopefully you found a way to manage everything... maybe try reaching outside for help? Is there a friend from your children's class that could "carpool"?
    As for sleeping, I find that turning of electronics and reading a book help me fall asleep. Although, it should be a BORING book or you may stay up reading it haha emoticon
    1852 days ago
  • 68ANNE
    Sorry it has been rough for you. I know how good it is to vent here so it is quite okay. I take melatonin for my sleep issue but it seems to take two weeks to take good effect. I agree with the green tea. I was drinking different herbal teas to help me sleep. Different things work for different people and even at different times. Sometimes I still need to have a cuppa tea.
    1852 days ago
  • KATHY47802
    Andrea, So sorry you are having a stressful time right now. Have you considered drinking some green drinks for about a week to see if that changes your sleeping habits? You can check some books out of the library (interlibrary loan also) I can give you names of good ones. I have been sleeping a lot better since I started making my own - I enjoy anything with spinach. Are you drinking caffeine or eating ice cream in late afternoon that has chocolate in it? Are you drinking tea? These are things that keep me awake if I have them after 2pm.

    1853 days ago
    Be sure to take long, deep breaths when you are stressed. Also, maybe set a timer for 20 minutes and write down what you are feeling and then you might figure out exactly what's bothering you. I wish you the best!
    1853 days ago
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