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Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Sweet Dreams?

Alright, my wise doctor decided that since I'm pregnant, I need to sleep sometimes.  Preferably every night and preferably for more than like 3 hours.  And I've tried.  Oh yes, I have.  Counting sheep won't work because if y'all know me, I'm all examining the fiber quality of each one that jumps the fence wondering if maybe I really should get a spinning wheel.  Because I'm pregnant and responsible and because Nyquil even when not gestating a human knocks me on my ass, a glass of wine isn't an option either.

So he suggests....FOUR benadryl every night.  Uhm, 'cuse me?  WHAT?  FOUR?  Two make me feel like Dopey and Grouchy's love child so there was no way in hell I was taking four.  I tried two.  I got sleepy and then it felt like I had WWIII going on between my legs (OMG, I seriously just read that back...that sounds bad.  So bad I simply must keep it here to give all the other sick, twisted minds out there a giggle.)  But what I MEAN (you sicko) is that my legs just fight each other and themselves for hours after the benadryl kicks in, which I think is restless leg syndrome, but if I had to name it I'd call it "cut off your legs so you can sleep" disorder.  All around SUCK.  So....next attempt to do that sleep thing was Unisom.

Oh.  My God.  Is Unisom derived from 'shrooms or what, because y'all my dreams on that crap are CRAZY.

And we aren't talking the typical naked in front of a classroom, falling from a hot air balloon or running circles crazy.  I'm talking so weird that I can't even remember enough details in a logical order to explain them after I wake even though in my slumber it all makes sense and I'm fine and dandy with all the psycho crap happening.  I am SO OVER IT.

My kiddos love to sit around and talk about their dreams and what they mean, which by the way is apparently a science or some shiz, but I have no idea where to even start with mine.  Lots of airplanes, lots of weird shiz falling from the sky, doomsday, while I'm over there still knitting like "Eh, just a few more rows before the end of the world, I'm good."

I don't think I'll find that here but whatever
Is there anyone out there that can give me some very serious suggestions on how to get to sleep and stay alsleep without falling down rabbit holes of weirdness or wanting to perform my own amputatoin cause y'all I AM SO TIRED!! HELP?!!?!?

3 comments:

  1. Maybe you could check out Calms Forte Sleep Aid it is a
    homeopathic sleep support and non-habit forming. I bought mine at Wal-Mart. It works wonderful and does not cause the weird dreams.









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  2. Try warming up a coffee mug of milk and add some sugar to it, stir until it kind of foams and then enjoy. Kind of like having a hot chocolate without the chocolate and it will help you sleep.

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  3. Please check the active ingredient on the Benadryl and the Unisom... you may find them to be the same depending on which product you use

    Benadryl: capsules (in each capsule) Diphenhydramine HCl 25 mg

    Unisom
    SleepTabs: SleepTabs contain doxylamine succinate (25 mg/dose). SleepMinis: The active sleep-aid ingredient is Diphenhydramine HCl (50 mg/dose).
    Unisom Liquid: The active sleep-aid ingredient is diphenhydramine HCl (50 mg/dose or 30mL/dose).

    I would try a dose of magnesium tablets and calcium tablets before bed to help with the nervous legs and once they are under control perhaps you will be able to sleep with more ease. I use that combination for my night time leg issues.

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