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Insomnia blows.

My sleep schedule has been off for fifteen years or so. It started as a small thing, when I thought of myself as a night person. I was more a night person than all my night person friends, though. Over the years the off has become offier, until my schedule is almost completely reversed. I sleep when most people in my time zone are awake, and I'm awake when they're asleep. There's some overlap, but that's really only because I usually get just a few hours of sleep each day.

It's not just a matter of sleeping really late and as a result staying up really late, or the other way around. Even when I try to stick to a "normal" schedule, I'm very sleepy from early morning until early evening, and then I start waking up as evening progresses. This is true whether or not I'm taking sleep meds.

I want a reset button. One that I can press to have my sleep schedule turned back around. Of course, I also want a winning lottery ticket and a pegacorn.

Until then, I have loads of episodes of my favorite shows, lots of yarn to crochet and knit, and endless cracked.com lists to read.

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trista
Sep. 24th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
Hallo! And hello to Simon, too. How I love that icon!
katiebea
Sep. 23rd, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
you've researched valerian or melatonin already as possible help for this?
trista
Sep. 24th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
Yep, and I've tried both. Neither made a noticeable difference. My trazodone is the most helpful thing I've tried so far. I'm considering asking for dilaudid.
onsafari
Sep. 23rd, 2011 02:01 am (UTC)
I'm sorry, not sleeping really sucks rocks.
trista
Sep. 24th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
It does! I know there are lots of people with problems far worse, but I was truly sulking about my insomnia last night. ;)
unfettrdphoenix
Sep. 24th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
I have the same exact problem amongst other sleep issues. Makes me miss the sunshine some times. :P

Wishing you the best with finding your reset button. :) Let me know if you find it. Maybe mine will be in the vicinity. :D
trista
Sep. 24th, 2011 07:37 am (UTC)
If I find it, I'll look around and see if yours is hiding nearby. :)
unfettrdphoenix
Sep. 24th, 2011 07:40 am (UTC)
Excellent! :D Thanks!
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