Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sleep Glorious Sleep

Hallelujah! Last night I got a decent amount of sleeeeeeeeeep~!

I've been at my wits end this week. Not being able to sleep because of stress or anxiety is one thing, but 3 weeks of insomnia for NO APPARENT REASON has been driving me up the wall.

I even caved in and went to the GP and got some very mild sleeping tablets. Which did nothing. I hate taking medication like that, so believe me it was a last resort.

I have had three chiropractic adjustments this week, and I also tried acupuncture. I wasn't totally sold on the acupuncture, it was a chinese lady who told me I had too much "fire" in my system, too much acid. She said if I sort the acid out (ie go on an alkaline diet for a month) it would sort out the sleep situation. I've kinda thrown her suggestions out the window - I'm all for natural therapies, but I think a big part of it is believing in it. And I didn't believe her.

So I took some suggestions from my chiro on board, he said we need to break the cycle, so he told me to get "bombed"!!! And it worked to a point - I slept for 5 hours straight on Wednesday and Thursday nights. But then I woke up at 2am and couldn't get back to sleep.

Last night the 5 hour thing happened again, but I was able to get back to sleep - and slept until 8am. I cant tell you the relief I felt!

Today I went and had a deep tissue massage of my back and shoulders, and it feels amazing. They have a floatation tank there which I'm going to try next time, it sounds heavenly. Apparently an hour in the floatation tank is equivalent to 4 hours of REM sleep.

Psychologically I'm working on letting go of a few emotions. I'm setting myself some new goals, and the main one is getting back to my happy self, which is something that's been missing for the last 6 months or so. I'm also going to work on letting go of the pressure I've been putting myself under, and just go with the flow. Getting myself back to the gym is also high on the list of priorities. The last 3 weeks my training has been either sporadic, or non-existant.

So wish me luck that my sleep patterns are on the mend! Its amazing how having a good nights sleep can make you feel like a new person!

5 comments:

Doris's BEHAG journey said...

I am so glad you finally got some sleep. You looked terrible the other day babe, you looked really really tired. Get into some nanna naps this weekend.

xxD

Frank Rodriguez said...

I can totally appreciate what you're going through. I've woken up in the middle of the night every night for the past 8 weeks. I have found the floatation tank to be of help, either by helping me sleep more soundly, or by giving me enough of an energy boost that the loss of sleep isn't detrimental. I think you'll love it.

If you want to learn more about floatation therapy, visit http://www.floatforhealth.net or http://floatation-tank.com

SeLiNa said...

OK, so please clarify what your chiro meant by getting bombed?! Do you mean drunk?!? That'd sure knock me out for 6 ;)

One thing I noticed from your previous post is you said that you nod off while meditating, then when you go to bed you're wide awake again. Could you meditate IN bed, so then it doesn't matter if you crash out?

Anyway, glad you've have a bit of sleep, I don't know how you manage to function without it.

Hope it keeps getting better for you.
xox

Daniela Anicic said...

This is so weird....for exactly the same amount of time I have not been able to sleep either and the smallest noise wakes me up! I know exactly how frustrating this can be!

Well I am glad you had a good one last night !
Danni

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