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11 November 2009

sleep study part deux...

so yeah - i'm commenting to my last commenter as a post because - for some reason I can't reply to my comments here at work!

anywhooooo - yeah - the more and more that I think about it, I'm excited and hope my doctor is all for it (i'm sure she will be) sleep - well I also think a lot of it is "RLS" or restless leg syndrome. I've been doing a bit of research on it and I truly think THIS could be one of the reasons I'm up at night. I toss and turn allllll night long like crazy and literally am fearful that I'm going to punch my fiance in the head in the middle of the night for how much I toss and turn!

I also have child-hood fears that I still haven't gotten over (yes, i'm talking boogyman fears) a child, I was terrified of scary movies - and as an adult I still am - it's not as bad as it was when I was a kid, but yup - I'm still afraid of the dark. So put that together with the physical aspect of RLS and not sleeping and yeah - i'm petty much screwed at night! :(

there are some nights when I get SOME sleep - but honestly, for the most part - even on nights when I take valerian or melatonin or a OTC sleep aid, I still do NOT sleep!

Two nights ago I finally decided to try drinking a glass of red wine before helped the first night...I wouldn't say "worked" as in it wasn't a full night of unbroken sleep - but it was a much better sleep than "normal"...

However, last night I tried it again - and yeah - sleep sucked!

But - of course, too - obviously I do NOT want to have to use WINE to get to sleep at night!

My doc appointment isn't actually until December 9th but I'm going to call and see if I can get in earlier and also ask them specifically (while on the phone) about the sleep study/issues....

so we shall see! :)

1 comment:

  1. Yup! The lack of good, steady sleep can slowly pick away at aspects of your life- little things sometimes, bigger things over time. I think that you are going to get this figured out. I had to schedule my study almost 2 months ahead of time, and tried to get it moved up, but they were unable to get me in sooner. You may not be able to change it, so don't get too stressed with it.

    Be leary of the wine. Before I was diagnosed I tried way too many times to self medicate to sleep and found myself dependent on more than just my morning coffee-

    Things are going to get better for you. Answers and understanding.