Sleep and the roller coaster ride

Sleep has not been easy for me.

It has been like a roller coaster ride.

Everyday I wake up very early.  One day I might wake up around 2 am, the next day 3 am, the next 2:30 am.

This morning was no exception.  I have been awake since 1:26 am.

Nothing I take seems to help me sleep through the night and it doesn’t matter what time I go to bed.

The lack of sleep is making me take note of my behaviors.  I have to watch for signs of mania and depression.

When feeling down or sad, I have to remind myself that it is sadness and not depression and use the tools in my toolkit for depression.  Using these tools help prevent depression from setting in.

I know I am never out of danger from a manic or depressive episode and have to constantly stay on guard if I want to stay even keel or close to it.

With proper sleep eluding me, it is very important to check in with myself as to how I am feeling throughout the day.

I call the early morning wakening being at high altitude but the drop to late sleep never comes.

Has anyone else been on the sleep roller coaster ride?  If so, has anything helped get you off that ride and get back to healthy sleep habits?

love to all,

pb aka peanut butter

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Author: Fighter

I finally accepted what people have been telling me. I am full of knowledge and wisdom and I am unforgettable. My word of encouragement since 2015 has been to let others know, despite the waves and ripples in our lives, Life is totally awesome, even with a mental illness. I believe my purpose is to encourage others, advocate for those around me who have not yet found their voice to advocate for themselves and educate those without a mental illness. If for one for minute someone laughs or smiles because of something I said, that is one moment they did not think about mental illness.

1 thought on “Sleep and the roller coaster ride”

  1. Been on and off on the sleep roller coaster ride. What helps me is to not take any naps throughout the day and then work out right before I sleep so i’m tired.
    I hope you get your sleep back, it’s hard to step off the ride sometimes. Best of luck to you.
    Hugs, xx

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