Low-dose naltrexone is the opposite of a sleeping pill. I have been a bad sleeper my whole life, but I have never experienced anything like this. In the past, when I had insomnia it was because my mind was racing, even though I was exhausted. This last week, my mind isn’t racing, I am just wide awake. Wide awake with my eyes closed. Mind alert and blank. Eyes wide shut.
Take a look at the Zeo graph ~ there should be more black than blue. There should be fewer graph lines showing because you are asleep. You want empty space, not these huge blocks of blue that show you were awake (the top line = “W” for “wake”). I was in bed from 10pm until 9am. I didn’t sleep. Even when I was asleep, I wasn’t really asleep. Each of those graph lines represents 5 minutes. I would be in deep sleep for 5 minutes and then awake again.
Also, that bright light in my eyes was a constant last night. I am lying in a dark room with my eyes closed, but it feels like someone is shining a spotlight on my face. I would open and close my eyes and what I saw with my eyes opened was darker than what I saw with my eyes closed. How does that happen??
So, needless to say, I am tired today. My eyes are very swollen, my hands hurt. My back and shoulder muscles feel a little better than yesterday and much better than the day before, but I have a headache. I even had a massage yesterday and I fell asleep during my daily meditation ~ you would think I would be so relaxed for bedtime.
My chest was still tight last night and, for the first time, I got some nausea right before bed. Other than that, I can’t tell that LDN has done anything. I will stick with it, but I better start sleeping more or feeling better during the day ~ either one will do.