When it comes to sleeping I fail miserably. I can't fall asleep. I can't stay asleep. I can't get decent sleep and I sure as heck can't get enough sleep! I've been dealing with it on an off for the past ten years but the last few have been rough. Extremely rough.
It's getting worse instead of better. I find myself dragging through my days with zero energy. I get cranky. I have even lower tolerance for bs. Before I even open my eyes in the morning I find myself trying to plan and rationalize a nap. Yet a nap is very rare for me. It takes too long to fall asleep and I usually wake up feeling drugged and sluggish.
I've had stints of taking Tyleonol PM just to function and it worked for awhile. But eventually the more I took it the less it seemed to work. I didn't want to get too dependent on it and would wean myself off or sometimes just quit cold turkey. I'd lose my mind from lack of sleep and stress about it. It's a vicious cycle.
Last year I started taking Melatonin and it made falling asleep stress free and effortless. I was thrilled to have found the magic pill. It didn't help me STAY asleep but it did improve things a bit.
Fast forward to the past few months and it's not working anymore. I am frustrated and exhausted. I have limited coping skills. I am chronically sleep deprived and I don't know where to turn next. I am DESPERATE.
So desperate, in fact, that I am thinking about seeing a doctor for it. This is a HUGE step for me. I am not one to take pills. I usually just suffer through.Years and years of desperation led me to Tylenol PM and Melatonin.
Do you struggle with sleep issues? What has worked for you? I'd love some feedback from those who have taken prescription sleep meds.