Heavy nights sleep

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I've been sleeping poorly again for about the past week, and even over the weekend despite having a nice elaxing time. Just cant seem to get to sleep.

So last night I'd had a gutsful and decided to take a couple of valerian before sitting in the spa pool. Then when I went to bed after, I put in some ear plugs. I went to sleep no trouble at all and I slept like a dead person. I vaguely woke several times with my usual leg pain, and cats hogging the blankets, but I was still dreaming when my alarm went off, and woke up feeling really groggy! So even though I slept better I didn't feel great when I got up. Typical!

Hopefully the grogginess will disappear as the day progresses, and tonight I will do the same again, but maybe only one valerian, then maybe by tomorrow I might be back to normal again (whatever that is!?).

Dont really know what triggered the bad sleeping again, as I've been good for a while. Maybe too much on at work, or over tired? I have been exercising a decent amount, and even did it in my groggy state this morning, plus will go for a walk after work tonight, you think that would help me sleep.

Who knows!? Today is another day - blue skies, and sunshine, so it's not all bad :)
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    Microgirlie, I can REALLY identify with your struggles around sleep 8-).

    As you say, each day is another day... emoticon

    If anything, when my own sleep gets off, I tend to end up sleep-deprived, rather than having slept too much. Just "going to bed earlier" tends to backfire, since I am just as likely to then wake up at some weird hour of the night or early morning, and have to lull myself back to sleep. And, like you, I'm getting a good amount of exercise, so even that is not always the "magic ingredient." Also like you, I've occasionally tried sleep aids, but find myself sort of okay-groggy the next day.

    Does this issue ebb and flow for you? When things start getting "off" I sometimes start stressing about it. But I've been doing a "sparkstreak" to sleep, along with many other little goals. Even when the sleep goal isn't 100%, other things often ARE in good shape, and that makes me feel better -- knowing I AM taking care of myself in the "big picture" sense....

    I believe that you, too, are taking care of YOUR self....

    2566 days ago
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