Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The A.M. Blahs



Are mornings such a drudgery for anyone else as they are for me? I just cannot ever wake up feeling fully refreshed or with the energy to get up & going quickly as I get ready for work. I literally have my alarm set for 2 hours prior to the time I have to leave! Ridiculous, right?? But without fail, I hit the snooze on my alarm a handful of times before I actually get up, then move with the pace of a snail as I get myself ready. I just feel so exhausted every single morning. Now with that said, you would probably assume that I go to bed really late thus leaving me exhausted by the time morning comes. But on average, I go to bed anywhere from 10pm-10:30pm, allowing me the potential of 7.5-8 hours of sleep. But instead my body awakes with the feeling that I only slept a few hours. And I don't ever leave the house in the morning without the mandatory mug of coffee.

I'm truly the worst sleeper. It takes at least an hour of so of tossing & turning before I fall asleep. The slightest hint of light or noise wakes me up. If I have to go visit the bathroom in the middle of the night, it's kinda comedic - I literally walk to the bathroom with my eyes closed & keep them closed until I get back into bed! If I crack them open ever so slightly, I am fully awake for several hours. Craziness right?! My husband on the other hand slips into a deep coma the moment his head hits the pillow & could be in that deep sleep for days if he wasn't disturbed. It kinda ticks me off actually...

I've tried the Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy lotion & that has helped me to fall asleep on occasion. Nature's Made Natural Sleep Aid has also done wonders on those nights where I am unable to fall asleep. Chamomile tea on the other hand, does nothing. And I don't know if the best way to get sleep is to become dependent on something to do it!

So I'm looking for tips! Anything that helps you fall asleep faster, stay asleep longer or leaves you feeling fabulous when you wake up! Maybe it's something you don't use or do before bedtime. Whatever it is, I want to hear about it!


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12 comments:

Ambyr said...

Aww sorry about your sleep "issues". I've heard that warm milk usually help. I drink Sleepy Time Tea, but really, I'm sure that's just a relaxor not really a sleep aid.

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Jessica said...

I feel you. Your nighttime adventures sound just like mine. I always wake up to go to the bathroom, and it takes forever to fall asleep. I usually always wake up feeling crappy because I never have a full rest. However, once in a while, I'll take a melatonin pill. They sell them at drugstores. My boyfriend uses them a lot and it works for him. You should try it, you never know! :)

P.S. I tagged you in a little survey, if you're interested.

xx Jessica

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

No fun, I know how you feel, but for other reasons like babies waking up all night.

Emma C. said...

I will say the extra strength Sleepy Time tea is wonderful. Here's a thought.... Are you getting too much sleep? I know, sounds crazy but I notice that when I get more than 6 hours I wake up feeling worse than when I sleep less. Have some Extra Strength Sleepy Time Tea and go to bed later than normal and then let us know what happens! If you feel miserable the next morning you cam hate me ;)

Anonymous said...

Sounds like you need a new mattress.

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

We are like twins - I'm a horrible sleeper! Nothing works except for tylenol PM when it's bad. Sometimes a hot shower before bed makes it comfy, warm and easier to rest. Mornings. . . coffee is a must but snoozing for 2 hours sounds like me too.

Hope that helps :)

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Kassi said...

I don't have any fool proof tips, I'm sorry! I hope you find something that works for you though!

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Elle Sees said...

i've never slept a whole night through since 1985 or something. i just can't, no matter what i take. or i wake up drowsy. did you try melatonin?

Bravoe Runway said...

Ooooo 7.8-8 hrs of sleep a night? I get 6 on average lucky you! I always read something before going to sleep. But I am so damn tired as it is that my head hits the pillow and i am out!

Alexa Bennett said...

Yikes! I feel so bad for you!

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just tututiny said...

Glad you brought this issue. I have the same problem. Most of the time it's due to studying and then I guess afterwards I can't turn off my brain!

Annie said...

I've heard warm milk helps. Another friend of mine took valerian root and recommended it!