Two long, involved appointments today, plus a HUGE outpouring of energy with dogs to make things seem “happy” and “normal”. This on top of terrible sleep for the last few weeks. I know I always say that, but this has been a very long stretch of 5- to 7-hour nights (I always wake up every 20 minutes or so all night long, but usually I manage to do this for over 8 hours). So, I am going to try to really rest this weekend- I may not answer emails or phone calls or texts. I have 2 more appointments on Monday and need to not set myself backwards.
Good news: my frantic show of “fun” managed to get my dog outside in the garden, wagging his tail and prancing about for roughly two minutes until his brain said, “Hey! You’re meant to be scared!” and he scarpered back inside. But I’m smiling. Instant antidepressant (if I don’t pay dearly tomorrow) (okay, even if I do). 🙂
When I get off track and wake up off and on all night for 7 hours and then am up… Ambien always helps me get back on a schedule. I taper myself off it. The only downfall is it erases memory which kind of concerns me, but not as much as not sleeping concerns me!
It seems we all have our own tricks for coping with disrupted sleep. I take melatonin, it has me fall asleep and sleep through for 7 or 8 hours which is amazing given how bad my sleep was. And as it’s hormonal there are few side effects. Hope you can rest and get some deep sleep soon.