I am a pretty light sleeper at the best of times, the smallest things can wake me up or make it difficult to settle. However, there are times when it is much much worse and i just don’t sleep. At best i might dose (doze) but i can be lucky to get mroe than a couple of hourse actual sleep within a 24 hour period. I can deal with that for a few days but after a while and especially if i am busy during the day it just gets horrible.
After the 11 days totaling aproximately 14 hours sleep (i had one night when i actually slept for 4 hours straight! :woohoo:) i feel absolutely horrendous. I had to call in sick to work (which i feel guilty about, since it is only a temporary job and boy do i need the cash!) this morning because i hadn’t slept again and i felt sick and shakey. Of course the less i sleep the more stressed i get and then the harder it is for me to sleep. :help:
On top of that i suffer with SAD (Seasonal Afective Disorder) which is a sort of depression thought to be caused by lower light levels during the winter months. It is only OCtober, but since i am already run down i can feel it kicking in already. I know the standard advice is to get outside for some good healthy excercise and to eat pleanty of fruit and veg, but how the hell am i supposed to do that on a) an average of 1.5 hours sleep a night and b) a painfully tight budget.
does anybody have any tips with coping with these problems or ideas for getting me up and running again. Sorry to be whinging but i realy am at my wits end now.