reply to post by americandingbat
I know; that annoys me to no end. Everyone I know falls asleep within seconds. I hate them......
And, people have died from insomnia and due to someone else's insomnia: Source
My boyfriend, Jeff, is great. He's nocturnal, too, but by choice. He gets mad at the condition, not at me. He also gets mad at what the condition
does to me in relation to my other problems.
It is effecting my job....I am constantly late. Luckily, I am the only one who knows what I am doing in my office, so that balances the late thing
out for now. It is effecting my relationship....even though he is sitting here shaking his head at me right now. It is driving my dog insane....of
course, she's not all that normal anyway. My friends and family don't get it, so they make jokes about it. And, it is making my other conditions
worse (Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue (yeah, ironic), Lupus, Migraines, Epstein Barr, etc.....yeah, I need a body transplant)
I guess I am just fed up. Tons of money spent on:
1. Herbs (valerian, chammomile, special teas)
2. Medications (melatonin, Ambien, Ativan, Valium, Xanax, antidepressants, because, as you know, all sleeping problems are caused by depression and
not vice versa)
3. Environmental changes (new bed, black out blinds, light therapy, sound therapy, aromatherapy, new linens, feather bed)
4. Other "cures" (accupuncture, temperature changes, hot baths, warm milk, etc)
Guess I just needed to rant, and Jeff didn't want to get yelled at again.....
[edit on 10/11/2008 by skeptic1]