Ok so I have another blog and although I don't update it that often a couple friends who are from IRL read it (they don't have the address for this one and will not get it, as I've vented about them here before :X) Anyways, I gave an update on my pregnancy (I'll do it here tomorrow!) and this friend who used to live here in Germany and is now in the states commented on the time (I wrote the blog at 2 am my time). She KNOWS I deal with insomnia. She's claimed to have as well, but the reality is that when the latest your supposed insomnia keeps you up is an hour past your normal bed time you do NOT have insomnia, a short sleep issue (it lasted about a month), but not insomnia!
She tells me "go to bed". Of course that's her answer, she has no idea what it's like to just lay in bed for hours upon hours watching the hours go by. Sometimes I will just go to bed and ready, but often I just say forget it and get on here, chat with friends, read emails, write, etc. I end up normally getting to the point that I can't keep my eyes open and go and just pass out. I on average get between 4-6 hrs of sleep on a good night, but it all depends on the boys.
Right now with this pregnancy I am dealing with extreme exhaustion during the day. It takes everything out of me to get out of bed and often just move to the couch, although I get the boys breakfast and get them dressed, brush their teeth, etc between those two acts of exhaustion. I then will lay on the couch and let the boys watch their alloted amount of time for cartoons and then force myself up and get going for the day. It's just life.I do not like it, but I accept it and being pregnant I will NOT take anything. I will not take a medication that could possibly harm my baby. I try not to even take tylenol or sudafed unless it's just absolutely necessary and that's usually after suffering for a few hours with head ache or sinus/allergy issues.
Ok so anyways, I'm just really aggrevated with this friend. We have had so many conversations about my insomnia. She knows that before I was pg I tried a few different things (one that she recommended...it worked for I think 3 days). I just get aggrevated when people who truly just do not understand try to tell you what to do and try to act like their an expert. Trust me, she's NOT. She has no issue's falling asleep, she's normally out by 10 pm, 10:30 on a late night!
Ok, done with my little rant. I don't really feel better, but it's out. And hey if you have a friend suffering from insomnia don't tell them "go to bed". You have no idea how they LONG for sleep. I wish I could be like my husband and fall asleep at the drop of a hat (anywhere!) He's snoozing ont he floor as I type this, snoring away!
Thanks if you made it this far!