Maybe you could try eating a lighter meal at dinner? Sometimes heavy meals make people more tired. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water earlier in the evening (1.5-2 hours before dinner) since dehydration can also cause fatigue. Hopefully if you can stay awake enough to even just watch TV or talk on the phone it will be enough to keep you awake longer & let you get a full night's sleep.
Do you think it could be from stress? I know I am having trouble sleeping lately. I try everything but am just really anxious about
job hunting & finances & losing my home, etc., etc., etc. It's really tough times right now. I can relax for a little while & get some sleep (usually at the least convenient times), but then I start to stir in my sleep and immediately my mind fills with worry. I try to do more physical activity to wear myself out, but even that doesn't seem to help very much. All I would say is that sleep is absolutely vital to both our physical & mental health and if you really can't sleep at all for very long then you should really consider getting help. There are very strong meds that you can be given a couple doses of to make you sleep. On occasion I get them b/c it's not safe to not sleep & some people's bodies need to be reminded how to sleep again b/c they get too tired and forget. I'm not sure how common that is, but I know it's more true for certain ethnic groups.
I sure hope you get some sleep real soon!
Post Edited (Frances_2008) : 2/17/2009 12:02:20 PM (GMT-7)