I’m not sleeping lately. Scratch that. I am sleeping but apparently not hitting the necessary REM sleep because I wake up more exhausted than when I went to sleep the night before. I’m not sure what the deal is but it’s been going on for the last few weeks and it’s getting old real.fast!
I was hoping to share a little recap of the wedding weekend with you today but because of this, I’m just too exhausted and need all the time instead to recharge.
What tips do you have when you’re not sleeping well?
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ughhhh been there, done that. doing that!
I’m a huge fan of a big cup of bedtime (read: valerian root + peppermint) tea before bed. That stuff knocks me out. If that alone doesn’t work, I try melatonin. When I am really missing sleep, I try to get in bed a half hour earlier than usual, and not touch electronics. The light from electronics and other things can mess with your REM cycles. I use earplugs and a sleep mask to block out all light and noise so I get a better chance of sleeping.
And if none of THAT works, I do a massage, then a hot bath with epsom salts.
Try adding some more magnesium to your diet too (carefully because that can be dangerous … haha). Liquid magnesium is my favorite. Supposedly it helps you get more restful sleep.
Yeah magnesium isn’t really my friend…
Sleep is hard, because “good sleep” is often not completely in your control. I have had a couple off nights, I have the tickle in my throat that often (but not always, fingers crossed) precedes sickness. It’s what has been interfering with my sleep.
I have a Fitbit, and and it’s always interesting to compare how I felt I slept, with the feedback it gives. I don’t consider it 100% accurate or anything, but interesting nonetheless.
Hubby does swear by Ambien. I’m not against it, but I’ve only tried it a couple of times myself and either didn’t care for how it made me feel, or it didn’t do anything at all.
Do you like your Fitbit? I’m considering getting one of those kinds of things…
I really miss sleep. I know my sleep will be broken in a few weeks when a newborn arrives, but broken sleep is better than the crap 0 sleep I’m getting now.
Exactly! And maybe ask someone to watch baby so you can get a few hours uninterrupted. 😉
I hope you figure out what is interrupting your sleep! I am also in a sleep funk. I wake up after about 4 hours of sleep, around 2am, which apparently, is normal, but then I have trouble falling back asleep. It usually takes an hour, and then I’m back asleep sometime after 3am. If you figure it out, let us know what it was!
I monitor the caffine intake. I have a diet coke each day, but I try to finish it by 3 pm. Also, extra water, and a well balanced dinner help me get to sleep better.
awwww baby sorry you’re not sleeping well. i have been having troubles falling asleep ever since i got back to london from being home 🙁 bahhhhhh – i hope you sleep better tonight! love you!
Love the Irish proverb, hate the feeling of not feeling well rested. I have been finding lately that if I take time to exercise during the day, I sleep better at night.