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Re: Waking up!

Re: Waking up!2011-01-21T18:01:29+00:00

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I’m jealous, Larynxa, I have NO internal clock :)

I’ve tried a sleeping medication, I can’t remember what it was, that just made me zonk out but not really sleep – or at least it didn’t feel like it.

The best luck I’ve had lately is with a small dose of ativan before sleeping which seems to allow me to go back to sleep if I wake up. I think the ativan must help with when I wake up in the middle of the night, and my thoughts run so I get anxious and can’t get back to sleep.

I just wish I could get that truly rested feeling, I’ve gotten it so rarely in my life! Believe it or not, the only times I felt truly rested – and perhaps because I got REM sleep, not sure – is after waking up at 8 or 9 a.m., knowing I didn’t need to go anywhere, I’d not get up but would allow myself to enjoy sleeping for another couple hours.

Although I haven’t tried that in many years, because I can’t/won’t let myself relax and go back to sleep deeply at that point. Unfortunately I just have too much to do!