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Divya Vartika says
This one is a bit too real for me. I have always struggled with sleep but these last six months have been so much worse. Why is it that we can’t do something as simple as sleep?
This reminds me of a meme I saw once that said that sleep is proof that we can do something (nearly) every day of our lives and still suck at it.
JC Hale says
I truly envy my cat, who can park herself anywhere, anytime, in pitch dark or in direct sunlight, contorted into any pose, and conk out for as long as she pleases like she just flipped a switch.
For the human of the house… there are times when a bottle of wine, a Unisom, two tablets of melatonin, and a weed gummy won’t even guarantee all eight hours. It’s gotten bad enough that, absent a pretty heavy dose of *something* or other, it’ll take half the night just to drift off, and then I’ll stay asleep for at most half an hour or so… before some creak in the house wakes me back up and then there’s just nothing for it but to chug some caffeine and start the next day early and exhausted.
Le Fred says
Only thing i’ve found to work in my case is when you been lying for a while and started to realize you can’t sleep, give up.
And mean it. Like, “hey body, you don’t wanna sleep ? okay then we won’t” Get up, start doing something, watching a video, reading a book, doing the dishes if it’s not too noisy, anything as if it was during the day. It will feel forced and unpleasant but usually in less than an hour i’m conked out, jump into bed and the chance of getting asleep is greatly increased.
I won’t get a lot of sleep, but better than nothing.
Also, do NOT start the habit of drinking a glass of strong liquor before going to bed, it works at first but doesn’t after a while, and in any case alcooholism is not your friend
Adrian F Sanchez says
I relate to this a lot unfortunately. The worst part is having your phone next to you and looking at things you don’t have reminding you of your inadequacies. It eventually goes down a rabbit hole from there.