Sleep is the most basic need in life and I'm having problem with it. It was so bad that I had to consult a doctor for medication to get asleep.

Sleep is the most basic need in life and I’m having problem with it. It was so bad that I had to consult a doctor for medication to get asleep.


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I’ve always been an owl since 10 years ago, I’m used to sleeping at 2-3am in the morning and waking up at 7am for class. Life had been like that for 10 years till recently when I couldn’t get myself to fall asleep.

It has been like that for more than two weeks already. My body and mind will get very tired from the day’s work and event, but when I try sleeping slightly earlier, at around 1am, I couldn’t fall asleep. I would spend the entire night tossing and turning in bed till 4-5am in the morning than I would unknowingly fall asleep. But that also means that I would only wake up after 12pm the next day. This is bad especially if I’ve something to attend to in the morning the following day.

When I try to fall asleep at night, there will be many thoughts flooding my mind. Things to do, new ideas, reminders for myself, running through series of events that will be happening and all kinds of images will come to mind. All these actions in my mind just make falling asleep impossible for me. I tried concentrating on my breathing, counting sheep, relaxing my body and even wearing socks to lower my body temperature. But all failed to make me sleep!

Things got worst the night before SMB4. The more I try to sleep, the more I couldn’t sleep! In the end, I tossed and turned in bed the entire night! Climbed out of bed without any sleep at 8am and headed out the entire day. After hovering and floating around during the first half of my Saturday, my body gave in and I was grouchy the rest of the day when I was with Abang. Poor Abang had to tolerate my mood and restless body till after dinner when he sent me to the doctor for pills to help me sleep. Spent $33 on those pills! And stated on the label – For Relief of Stress/Anxiety!

I haven’t tried the pills yet as I was just too tired last night and fell into deep sleep at 10pm all the way till 11am today. I hope I can fall asleep by 1am today. If not, I’ll have to take the pills already.

For my own reference, here are some links for myself…
Getting Quality Sleep
5 Ways to Fall Asleep Quicker