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Posted by Scott Holstad on February 22, 2015

I’ve been up since 12:15 AM and I want to write something about my severe insomnia, but I don’t know what to write. Yesterday, I had the luxury of sleeping in until 4:15, but that’s very rare. Normally, I’m up by 2:15. I typically go to bed around 10 or 10:30, so I average maybe three or perhaps four hours of sleep a night. I try to take a one hour nap after lunch every day, which helps to a certain degree, but I’m always exhausted. It’s very wearing. I take two sleeping pills and many other pills with sedative side effects, but while they put me to sleep, they don’t keep me asleep. It’s very frustrating. It’s been this way for at least 12+ years. For as long as I can remember. I can’t remember when it wasn’t this way. I don’t know what caused it or what causes it. I’ve tried every prescription and non-prescription sleep aid known and nothing helps. Right now, I’m taking Estazolam and Sonota, neither of which help that much, as I mentioned. I’m writing this at 4:25 AM and I feel like I’ve been up all morning. By the time my wife gets up, I’ll be ready to go back to bed. But I almost can never do that. I just can’t go back to sleep again. It’s very frustrating. Insomnia blows.

5 Responses to “Insomnia”

  1. dweezer19 said

    Im so sorry Scott. I can always fall asleep but staying asleep is often a challenge. The only thing that works well for me is 10mg Melatonin. But Im sure you have tried it. I wish you well.


  2. I’m so sorry to hear you deal with insomnia. 😦
    My body clock is wired to “Night Owl”, so I am up later than most people, but once I lay down I’m out and sleep for at least 6 hours. Oh….I use a “white noise” machine that helps me conk out.
    I wish you could find something that works for you. Sleep is so important.


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