... of being tired. :(
I've been having trouble sleeping for months now. I have never been a fantastic sleeper. I can't sleep when there's sound nor can I sleep when there's light. I can't sleep when it's really cold or when it's really hot. I am a light sleeper and a mouse fart would wake me up.
That's the regular troubles though. Add to that the past few months of new problems and I've been set up for disaster. I don't know for sure but the bigger problems started around the same time I switched my anti-depressant medications. I get really fidgety and toss around a lot. I wake up in the middle of the night WIDE awake and wander around the house unable to get back to sleep. This happens multiple times every single night.
Wash, Rinse, Repeat. Days, weeks, months.
Throw in a 12 hour power sleep once every couple months and I've got problems.
I am sleepy ALL the time it seems. I don't know how to fix this other than resorting to cold medications to knock me out like NyQuil. I am not a big fan of taking something like that because I don't want to be out cold so much that I can't detect a low blood sugar in the middle of the night. At the same time, these restless nights are making my blood sugar a bitch to control during the night. The stress of not sleeping causes them to rise.
The two evils of diabetes.
I suppose the question to be asked is "what keeps me up?"
The answer? my brain usually.
I am thinking about life a lot when I wake up and can't sleep. I don't know how to turn it off. This is the primary reason why I haven't tried to seek out other routes. I feel like it should be something I can control. Even though I can't.
I don't consume a lot of caffeine because it wrecks my stomach. So I drink a bit of decaf coffee in the morning and have been doing that for many months. Lately I have been having tea during the day in an effort to just keep my head up at my desk at work. I don't like relying on caffeine because of the adverse effects it has on my body but I feel like I don't know what else to do.
I don't know if my answer is out there. Suggestions?