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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Ever Have that "Just Can't Wake Up" Feeling?

I have had that today. I am feeling a bit better now though. I have been a chronic insomniac for years. It's no big deal anymore. It started around 2004. I think it had something to do with my hubby often being gone traveling. I had a hard time sleeping with him not there. I had also begun having cancerous symptoms at the time, without knowing it. The doctors prescribed prednisone and whoa. That stuff will make you feel like you can run a marathon at 2 a.m.

Ambien helps me to get some sleep. Every now and again though the effects can linger. You absolutely do NOT want to take it too late at night. You need about 6 to 8 hours of sleep with it. I did not get that and this morning it felt like I was pretty much walking around in a dream. I have had a hard time getting myself awake. I get done what I have to get done. I have no choice but I am one sleepy lady today!

I have heard the different odd things people do on ambien, like shop on eBay and not remember it. I even heard of this politician driving his car, crashing it and having no recollection. I can honestly say if you sleep walk at all, stay away from ambien. I can have whole conversations with the hubby and not remember a single word the next day. I am fully functional..but it takes away the memory. Seems freaky to me. I hope I can get my sleep issues resolved some day!!


Sandee said...

I hope you can get your sleep issues resolved. I don't have any problems falling asleep and getting a good 8 hours or more each night. I guess I'm one of the lucky ones.

Have a terrific day Sandi, and I hope you fully wake up soon. :)

Anonymous said...

I always used to have problems sleeping, then I got into a new routine. Bed half an hour before I would usually go, with a mug of Horlicks and a book to read, it seems to work and I usually get about 5 - 6 hours, which is good for me as I used to get on an hour or two.