I’m tired. Full on, struggling to keep my eyes open, could sleep for eternity tired. So why is it for the past three weeks I have been waking up at 3:30am and then laying in bed desperately trying to go back to sleep?
I thought it might have been stress from leaving my old job, but I’ve left that job and it’s still happening. I thought it might be the effects of the IVF drugs, which it could be. I’m not so sure what’s causing it but I do know I’ve had enough. The last 3 nights I’ve woken up with period like cramping. Last night it was so bad I actually got out of bed and hunted around for pain killers. (Which is something I never do to deal with pain. Despite all of the surgery and IVF I’m actually really against taking medication…)
I spoke to the nurse at the clinic this morning about the pain and she said it’s just a sign that the drugs are doing what they’re supposed to and it’s quite possible that in this stage of the cycle I could have a period. Joy of joys. She couldn’t help out with an explanation of why I’m waking up in the middle of the night.
Tonight I’m going to try some Badger Sleep Balm and see if that helps me out. The thing that I can’t work out is why, if I’m so tired, am I not sleeping through. It’s nuts.
I’m working long hours and really loving my new job, but I’m knackered by the time I get home and still I’m waking up. It’s driving me to breaking point. The last thing I need right now as my hormones are going crazy is to be on a hair trigger because of lack of sleep.
If you have any remedies for bad sleep I’d love to hear them. At this point I’m ready to try anything. (Well almost anything… )