25 September 2013

I've Got The Sleepy Blues

I'm sure everyone hits this point once in a while. Bored of life, sick of the mundane, repetitive living and feeling low. That's how I feel just now.

I never seem to do anything different and know exacting what I will be doing everyday.

Get up, sort the kids, do breakfast, dress the boys, have a cuppa, take Thomas to school, play with Charlie, do some blogging, make dinner, put Charlie down to sleep and do some more blogging, pick Thomas up, play with the boys, make tea, bath the boys, get a bath myself, put the boys to bed and then watch telly until we go to bed. That's it! The same thing every day.

Even sleeping is a struggle at the moment. We usually get to bed around 11pm and I just lay there, struggling to sleep, stuck in my own thoughts till 1, 2, 3 and sometimes even 4am in the morning till I eventually drift off. Then having to wake at 7.30 to do the school run again takes its toll on me.

I think this is why I am feeling low at the moment. Not because I am sad, or low or depressed but because I am tired. I don't know how to break the cycle though. What is stopping me from sleeping? It's not like I am wide awake, in fact it's the opposite, I am very tired but just can't switch off.

But how can I stop this? How can I get more sleep when my brain won't switch off? I need help but what do I do?

10 comments:

  1. Aww hugs!! Have you tried the simple things like a soak in the bath, read a book in bed, a glass of warm milk!! Hope you get some proper sleep soon x


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  2. I used to be like that and then was told to have toast or a banana just before going to bed and it helped me fall asleep quicker

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  3. I cannot function when tired. Hopefully it will pass and you will feel better soon,

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  4. I sometimes get like this I think it is hard to switch off when you have been running around all day.perhaps try a bath with some lavender in or one of those pillow sprays.hope you get a good nights sleep soon

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  5. I know exactly how you feel! I have days just the same atm.
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  6. I can relate. I suffer from insomnia and must get about 4 hours of sleep a night - can you believe I am up from 4am almost every morning! The advantage is - I have everything prepared for when the kids wake at 7 - uniforms out, packed lunches made, breakfast on the table, bags packed with PE kits etc. I also often iron, clean etc too. The disadvantage is - once the kids are at school the tiredness hits but I force myself to stay awake in the hope I will sleep better the next night. You can see by my comment on your posts - they are always posted between 4am and 5am lol! (posted today at 04.27!)

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  7. I hope things improve, have you tried downloading free guided meditations and followed them?

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  8. shell_shoez27@yahoo.com30 September 2013 at 13:33

    I think at some point we all feel like this. I was suffering Insomina I went to the dr who told me not to have any technology in our room so now I don't take my phone to bed as I just keep playing on it.

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  9. I know how it feels to think that everything is the same every day! Although I am the opposite I can sleep all the time, I'm always tired!

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  10. When i go to bed i plan fun things, to do like birthday parties or days out in my head and before i've finished planning i'm fast asleep :)

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