Monday, April 16, 2007

Insomnia X 2

Okay, this is the second night in a row that I can't seem to fall asleep. I hate when this happens. It use to happen all the time and then stopped for a brief period of time and has started back up again. The rest of the house is sound asleep....except for me. Oh yeah, and that dang hamster, Jelly. He seems to be nocturnal also. The only difference between him and me is that he sleeps all day and I don't!

I could call and ask the Doctor for some meds to help me sleep, but our insurance probably won't cover it and I don't have an extra $80. - $100. laying around to spend on such frivolous nonsense as a sleep aid. I have tried the stuff pictured above, but that doesn't really do anything for me. Nor does Tylenol PM! Maybe I am just doomed to being sleep deprived like when I was a new mom with infants!


River Rat said...

Ughh, insomnia sucks. I usually suffer from it during the winter time, Tylenol PM works for me or I do the warm milk trick. Now that never works, but I do like to drink it.

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Anonymous said...

(((((Martie)))))- for Jelly that is normal but for you it is not. Tylenol PM will not work for me if I've taken it for more than one night in a row. Sometimes I take Melatonin but if you go a natural herb route, check with your physician as some supplements can react with medications assuming you are on any for your heart. I've heard that going to bed at the same time each night helps. But I have trouble going to bed at 9:30 pm on the weekends. Do you have a noise maker? I play a noise maker at night. The noise it plays is rain showers. Anyway, sending you some hugs and hoping you'll get a good night's sleep real soon!

martie said...

river rat - thanks for the tag, I will play later tonight (when I'm not sleeping) or tomorrow.

Shawny Sun - thanks for the tip. Yeah natural herbs can interact with some meds and I am on 6 meds now....I will check with the doctor before taking any. I have a noise machine with showers too,....doesn't help!

V said...

I am going thru the SAME thing!! My doc prescribed me Lunesta. It works most of the time. Maybe call your insurance company to see what they actually cover and then ask your doc!

I feel for you darlin'!

martie said...

v - I took that stuff once and it left such a nasty taste in my mouth I don't think I will ever take it again.....I'ld rather have insomnia than that taste! Thanks for the info though. Hugs

River Rat said...

Hope you're sleeping!