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Insomnia sucks!

For the record I remember first falling asleep last night at around 1:00am, I remember waking up and seeing 2am, 2:45, 3, 3:15, 3:50, 4:15 and I got up at 4:45. Rested I think not!

It was like this all last week. Who has some sure fire sleep tips? I could use some. I normally try to avoid naps but I'm thinking maybe a nap today after work isn't such a bad idea. Here has what I've tried so far:

  • No caffeine after noon
  • NyQuil
  • Guided Relaxation/Hypnosis Tapes
  • Not going to bed until tired (which means I watch bad TV and play spider solitaire until 4am)
  • Not using big lights after it gets dark outside

I'm sure this is all stress I am not very good at not being confident in what I'm doing. It's a new job and all new stuff but not being able to walk around as the know-it-all just doesn't sit well with me. Causing panic. What if I screw up? What if I can't get this? What if some patient wallops me in the face and stabs me with their infected AID's needle?

Paranoid? Yes. Exhausted? Yes.

On the upside everyone at work has been wonderful. The education specialist, my trainer, and in general everyone I work with is helpful and personal. So whats my issue?

Sigh in only a few weeks I will be done with phlebotomy training and I can go back to what I do best. Sitting at a desk, going to meetings, answering emails and making the most awesome excel spreadsheets ever!

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  • Blogger Jennifer says so:
    11:45 AM  

    Excel rocks. top

  • Anonymous Anonymous says so:
    7:59 PM  

    No caffine before bed -- no tv, music or computer after 9 -- no pickles - they might give you nightmares or gas.

    I read a baby name book I bought to name my charachters -- I'll try reading 3 pages of this book:"Love in the time of Cholera" and then poof I'm asleep.

    Otherwise a hot bath and a small glass of brandy or scotch no ice usually does the trick...

    Or if you need to have the tv on to sleep you should watch some movie -- that you've seen a million times -- only this time en espangnol or with the commentary. zonk and i'm out. good luck.

    Or you could have some quality Ava time until you are completely worn out and exhausted from orgasm.

    You could also make a list -- lists are boring.

    Sweet Dreams.

    -Rory top

  • Blogger Ava Mazur says so:
    10:05 PM  

    oops i forgot to mention in my list that quality ava time has been tried...but old movie...why didnt i think of that. top

  • Anonymous New York Acupuncturist says so:
    12:08 AM  

    Have you ever considered acupuncture for your insomnia? Acupuncture is a wonderful treatment for insomnia that people don't often think about. I've helped a lot of people with insomnia. Often they fall asleep right then during treatment, but they almost always report getting to sleep faster and staying asleep through the night. You should look for a good acupuncturist in your area. top