July 29

Dear Midnight,

I am very tired of seeing you come and go.

I really wish that somehow you would speak to 10 o’clock and have him knock me out.

Sincerely,

refusing to take a sleeping pill

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Just an average wife, mother, and homeschooling woman

11 thoughts on “July 29”

  1. Here’s another echo for melatonin. It doesn’t give you that funny “I’ve taken a sleeping pill” feeling. Seeing midnight come and go is the puds as is seeing 2 am come and go or any other hour when one would prefer to be asleep.

  2. For me, four things help a lot:

    1. SAM-e…it’s some kind of supplement, don’t know if it’s a vitamin, an herb, or what. 🙂 But I take 400mg in the morning and 200mg in the afternoon and it helps me sleep better. It also helps my fibromyalgia pain quite a bit, and that makes me happier even when I can’t sleep.

    2. Vitamin D. Tests showed I was low on this, and supplementing it has helped sleep, pain, and a bunch of other things.

    3. Prayer. If I try to pray after I’m lying down in bed, I almost always fall asleep. I used to feel guilty about that, but now I consider it God’s sleeping pill for me.

    4. If all else fails, I lie in bed and make myself a mental to-do list of everything I could be doing if I got out of bed. Our house is small, so it has to be thing that are quiet enough to not wake everybody else up. But there are always floors to scrub, paperwork to do, school planning, I could even scrub all the woodwork. The key is to think of things that really *should* be done, but are not something I enjoy doing. The other real key (and why this probably won’t work for you!) is to be LAZY! If you are lazy like me, you will fall asleep rather than get up and do the work. 🙂

  3. I second (and third and fourth) the melatonin. Our 21-year old daughter has had sleeping issues for a few years and this works. It is NOT like a sleeping pill either. Good luck.

  4. I have the same problem. I have been falling asleep at around 3am now. Sometimes, I don’t end up falling asleep at all. I’m going to look at that melatonin. I hope you do, too!! Take care!

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