Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Quick post

So far the sleeping pill doesn't seem to be doing much to help me get to sleep. It has been helping me sleep better, and deeper, but that is not necessarily a good thing on its own.

If I don't get to sleep any earlier but still sleep deeper I can, and have, end up sleeping through my alarm clocks. Yes, plural. I currently have multiple set for staggered times. I figure this way there is less of a chance of me sleeping through all of them and being very late for work.

I am trying to find the best time to take the pill. It's all trial and error at this point.

Next time I'll try to start writing earlier so I have time for a real post.

1 comment:

  1. For what it's worth, I've found sleeping pills come in two flavors. The standard, over-the-counter Unisom-type pill kicks in about half an hour, for me and most people I talk to. The couple of times a doctor has prescribed something for me for insomnia, it's been more in the vein of a general relaxant, which sounds like what you've got here.

    If that's the case, I find that while it kicks a little at half an hour, the point of maxium effect is about 90 minutes after I've taken it. And if I pass that 90-minute mark, I'm no the up-swing again and get just the effect you're talking about: I sleep well when I do sleep, but I no longer get the help falling asleep.

    Your doctor, if he hasn't already, might be able to cue you as to how long before bed you should take this particular one.

    As a standard thing, sleeping pills are aimed at 8 hours of sleep. Which you probably knew, but hey, as long as I'm playing medical layman's dictionary, I thought I'd include that for your planning purposes. For trial-and-error, my suggestion would be take it 30 minutes earlier every night until you find the right spot, and the minute you feel tired--go lie down. Don't fight it to stay online or finish some task.

    Best of luck, chico. See ya Saturday. *hugs*