I cant sleep

i’m wide awake. and its gone 3 AM. I just cant settle down. Too nervous about tomorrow I think. I watched some tv for a while, but even that didnt keep me distracted. I did nap after therapy and I dont think I should do that. But we were so tired. We are always tired after intensive therapy sessions. I literally couldnt keep my eyes open after eating dinner. I think I will work on sleep issues this week. Work on maybe staying up all day every day and not napping, and going to bed at a reasonable time each night. And also work on trying to have a bedtime routine, maybe a hot drink of herbal tea, read for a while, but put my phone on silent at night and not look at it once I am in bed. I usually keep my phone right beside me and when it goes off I immediately look at it. Not good I know. Its all habit. I should be volunteering today but because of my interview I wont be volunteering at the basement club this morning, and yesterday afternoon my supervisor at the cork city partnership rang me and told me that the person I work alongside is gone to spain for a few days so she told me not to bother coming in this week. So I’ll have a quiet day today after the interview is over. My mom is coming over for an hour to cut my grass and help me do a few bits around the house. We have to organise my bag for respite next week. I’ll be going on respite from next Monday for four nights. Kristen my PA is back this morning. She will be taking me grocery shopping and to collect my prescription from the pharmacy.
So do you have a bedtime routine? Do you sleep all through the night?

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Author: manyofus1980

I am a woman in my mid 30's. I'm blind and I have dissociative identity disorder, I also have complex PTSD. I blog about my life with these disorders. I live in Ireland.

10 thoughts on “I cant sleep”

  1. I can sleep any time, anywhere – so getting to sleep and staying asleep aren’t big problems for me, but because I find it so easy to sleep I use it as an avoidance technique. Sometimes it’s hard to tell if I’m actually tired or not, and I’m trying very hard to get out of the habit of taking a nap during the day and to stay active instead. Having a routine definitely helps, same time to bed each night and not sleeping in too much on days I’m not working.

    If you get into college you’ll have the perfect thing to help put you to sleep – textbooks!

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  2. My bedtime habits are not necessarily a good thing to follow, but I do try to be in bed between 9:00 and 10:00 PM. Don’t drink anything with Caffeine and definitely make it so you only get phone calls and not texts as you’ll be tempted to read them. I tend to fall asleep to a soothing background noise, such as quiet instrumental music, or to an audiobook that I’ve read so often that I don’t pay much attention to it anymore. There are sleep machines you can buy that have noises such as the ocean and wind blowing and running water that can be relaxing. I take a night time med that helps me to stay asleep as I have a sleep disorder that would tend to wake me up at night. I still wonder about a sleep study for you to see if there is anything else beyond the PTSD that causes problems sleeping.

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  3. I also have trouble to fall asleep when something stressful is going to happen, but I have trouble with falling asleep even if there are no stressful events for the next day. Last night I didn’t sleep either, this time it was because I had an awful migraine and slept the most of the day, so I actually expected I won’t sleep this night at all. Recently I’m trying to make my sleep routine better, as my sleep/wake rhythm is totally unsettled, but as for now I don’t see any changes, I have times that I sleep relatively well and then times that my sleep is pretty irregular and it sucks. Though I hope you finally got some sleep, or at least napped a bit during the day.

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