I have been having trouble sleeping since, well since my world was turned upside down. I can't get to sleep at night, and I wake up super early in the mornings.
This is much better than it was in the beginning. At first, I couldn't get to sleep, I couldn't stay asleep, and I was wide awake at 5am (I don't have to get up for work until 7:30).
Now, I know that part of this is my fault. You see, I dread going to bed. I dread the moment when the tv is turned off, and I am alone in my apartment. Brushing my teeth, washing my face, and heading to bed. I dread lying in my bed alone. It is the only time of the day that I can't distract myself with something else. That I feel truly alone.
But even when I do get into bed early. I lie awake.
I have tried a few different things. All natural vitamins such as valerian root and melatonin. I have tried drinking warm tea before bed, having a bath, reading a book. I've used earplugs, listened to calming music (or boring LSAT reviews).
For the past few weeks, I have even been going to see an acupuncturist who is claiming to be able to help restore the balance of energy in my body to help reduce the anxiety and help me sleep. Or something.
I do have a prescription from the doctor. But, she recommended that I try it out on the weekend, because it may make me foggy for a day or so. But, since I am using my weekends studying for the LSAT, I don't want to risk being foggy for a day.
Here's the thing about not being able to sleep. You. Are. Tired. Obviously, right? But not sleeping for months on end makes you feel more than tired, it makes you feel run down. I am nauseous often. I am getting headaches. My allergies are out of control. I have had more sore throats in the past 3 months, than I had all last year. My body is tired. (I am actually home from work sick today).
I have another acupuncture appointment this afternoon. So hopefully it will help me sleep tonight.
Any tips or tricks to help with sleeping?