Sunday, March 24, 2013

SOC: Free


I can barely keep my eyes open but am waiting for Big Yankee to get home from work. Cranky doesn't even begin to describe me if I'm woken up soon after I fall asleep. Sleep is such a struggle for me. My brain doesn't want to shut off. In fact it goes into overdrive the second I shut my eyes. When I first started Ambien it made a WORLD of difference. I could function and had the energy to get through the day. But I worry that I NEED it to fall asleep now and the worry just makes it harder and harder to sleep and thus the vicious cycle.


The kids are leaving tomorrow for a week and I have VERY mixed feelings about it. I'm thrilled for them to spend some time with family but I just think it's too long for them. 

Joining Jana for a five minute brain dump.

9 comments:

Stacie @ Snaps and Bits said...

I have trouble sleeping too. It's an age thing (with me anyway). I used to be the BEST sleeper. I always keep Ambien around but only try to use it sparingly. Your kids will have fun and maybe you'll enjoy some ME time!

Leah Lynch said...

I have Ambien, and am so scared to take it for that reason. I don't have any trouble falling asleep, I can't STAY asleep.

Good luck with your babies gone, ENJOY IT!

jana0926 said...

I bet the kids will have a blast and it won't be too long! Get some rest...

SouthMainMuse said...

Enjoy your time alone -- my children spend a week with their grandparents every summer. And I've gotten so I look forward to that time. I know they are well-taken care of and having fun. And good luck with the sleeping. I have been though that lots but thankfully not so much at this moment. So there is hope.

Unie said...

What's Ambien? Is that some kind of sleep inducing remedy?

Rachee Fagg said...

Enjoy your alone time. It makes reunions that much sweeter.

Ooh! The Ambien. I never took that but other sleep aids and they are no joke! Hope you can find that magic combo that makes it all right.
-r

Kimberly said...

I know it seems like a really long time, but I'm sure they will love it and it will fly by. Relax and enjoy it!

Robbie K said...

Sleep definitely gets harder with age! I know they'll have fun but seven days is such a long time.....

Robbie K said...

It definitely works and you can take 1/2 a pill too. I wake up if the kids do but can usually fall right back to sleep.