Why is it that when you need to sleep the most, because you are that exhausted, you can’t. And because of that you know that the next day will be even harder than the day before and then that makes you so stressed that you know you won’t sleep anyhow? And then the littlest things become the biggest things because everything you are trying so hard to get right and get back on track gets wrong again?
Humans need sleep. It’s that simple. I have recently returned to work full time following my surgery and was doing well. Really well. But, all of a sudden the exhaustion has become overwhelming again and it is frustrating me no end. It makes me feel helpless and useless. To add not sleeping again on top of that is just a vicious circle. There are very few of us that can manage on Margaret Thatchers supposed four hour a night sleep requirements. So what do we do when we are so exhausted but sleep just will not come – even if the exhaustion is not all sleep related? When in turn that exhaustion and lack of sleep impacts on productivity at work and at home? Impacts on our daily energy levels and mood? Can any of you, relate to feeling so exhausted during the day that you could cry – but still sleep will not come that night? Do any of you have any practical sleep tips or advice that you can share with me for me to try? It would be very appreciated because I do know that this exhausted insomniac needs a cure – fast!