I can't sleep. I can sleep..for like 10 minutes, then I pop right back awake. I got ambien, and I get woozy but wide awake, so I force myself to try and get comfy and be still, then it's like my body is fighting the drug. I tried OTC sleep aides, the diphyenhidramine and the other one that starts with a D, and melatonin, and valerian, and something that had both and chamomile, and relaxing teas..all different kinds...and the same thing happens : I feel like ok, I feel a bit sleepy I am going to lie down, and I close my eyes, and I feel hopeful and relieved like I'm going to melt into sleep, then wham! No you're not gonna sleep! You are gonna feel twitchy and move around and get up and go to the kitchen and walk around the house, and try and watch a movie, and fall asleep on the couch for a few minutes, then go back upstairs to bed and lie their with your eyes shut but fully awake...until 2 hours or less before you have to get up for the day.
this happens no matter what. I have a busy day too. I take care of my numerous pets, chickens, family members. Always carrying stuff up and down( even though I walk funny on the stairs cause of my stupid DDD) working in the garden, driving all over town, cooking, cleaning etc.
I am so crabby now I don't want to hang out with the family. Everyone's like " sit down watch this show" I can't even enjoy a show, cause I can't sit still. I wish alcohol would help but i get super hyper on alcohol. drunk and sick and hyper, have never passed out.
warm baths, warm showers, aromatherapy. Today I bought an eye mask and earplugs. Even though I do sleep hygiene, I unplugged my lights, I tried Tv for a while it didn't bore me, even when I got bored I stayed awake.
I go to bed now before my husband every night, because I say I need to go to bed at 8:30 cause I get up at 5( used to be4:30) and sometimes he comes in and turns the Tv on and I'm like " RRRR" so I got earplugs and eye mask and maybe I won't hear it, and maybe it will make me sleep.
This is a pain. I just stopped clonazepam after 15 years. I wonder if this is related..maybe huh?