Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Insomnia

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Insomnia is doing my head in. I've never been much of a sleeper, it isn't often that I have a proper lie in but having to get up at 4:30am because I can't sleep is an entirely different story. Never mind having bags under my eyes, I'm currently carrying suitcases under them!

My sleeping pattern started to go a little bit crazy a month or so ago but the last week and a half I've barely slept, the worst being for only 2 hours. I'm not really having any more trouble getting to sleep than usually but once I'm asleep I just can't stay asleep. My mam has this theory that it is "Christmas insomnia", she reckons that nobody sleeps well after Christmas and that's just the way it is. Well, I would totally take January blues, feeling more worn out that usually, a bit down. But TWO HOURS SLEEP A NIGHT. That my friends is a joke!

My mam also tells me it's because I need to adopt a more positive attitude towards my sleep or lack of. That is easier said than done when it feels like you have tried everything to make sleep easier. I have tried:


-Going to bed earlier
-Going to bed later
-Having a hot drink before bed
-Not having a hot drink before bed
-Eating more on an evening
-Eating less on an evening
-Showering before bed
-Not showering before bed    
-Mediating     
-Candles     
-Dream catcher    
-New bedding
-New jarmies                         
-No jarmies    
-Relaxing music                  
-Getting up at silly o'clock    
-Staying in bed                   
-Cleaning/tidying my room
-Hot water bottle


WHAT ELSE IS THERE TO TRY?!


Well, I'm currently trying to teach myself midnfulness so we'll see how that goes...


Hannah x

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