I have terrible insomnia. Not only do I have trouble falling asleep, but staying asleep is equally just as hard. I first experienced trouble sleeping right after Austin was born. For a few years, it did get better, but it's now progressively gotten worse over the past 5-6 years.
I have tried EV.ERY.THING.
I have used over the counter sleeping pills, and prescription pills. The latest one does seem to be helping a little bit. I have actually gotten up to 4 hours of sleep before waking back up. That's HUGE!
So my doctor scheduled a sleep study for me. I have that tonight, and I am really getting nervous about it.
Think about this....I will have wires attached to my face and chest. I am in a room that only has 2 things in it: a bed and 1 or more cameras. I can bring an ipod and a book if I like, and a bottle of water, oh, and a favorite pillow, blanket or any other item I like to sleep with (can I bring my husband? No).
I will be alone in the room KNOWING I have strangers in a room nearby watching my every move on camera.
Talk about PRESSURE!
They will know if I have gas. They will know if I drool. They will know if I scratch my backside, and who knows what else I might do in my sleep.
And what about my nightly trip to the potty? What if they have a camera in there???
I want to wear a one piece leotard type turtleneck and some long yoga pants to sleep in. I don't want to worry about anything being flashed or falling out!
I'm guessing I will get even less sleep than normal tonight. *yawn*