I've got a case of insomnia
Ok. So it's 12:05am and I've got to be up by 7am to get my day started for work and what do you know...I can't sleep!
If you have MS I'm sure you know about all the struggles of sleep issues. It's either you are dead tired or wide awake. For me I'm typically sleepy All The.Time! I can get 14hrs and still be tired. Trust me, I've done it. Sleep/fatigue issues are one of the most debilitating issues associated with MS. If it's disrupting your life talk to your doctor. My case is so bad I've recently started Provigal up to 200mg/day (disclaimer: never ever take a drug without speaking to a doctors and getting their approval) to stay awake so I can function. It's only been 1 wk so so far but no fatigue during the day so that's a plus..but now I can't sleep at night!
A part of me wants to get up and clean my entire house while the kids are sleeping, but at the same time..I don't wanna, wheres my cry emoji when I need it. I just want to sleep. So I'm going to invoke my go to method to help fall asleep: the 4-7-8 trick. Close your eyes and breathe in your nose for 4 seconds. Now hold it for 7 seconds, then completely but slowly breathe out for 8 seconds. Typically, I'm knocked out within 2mins. Here's to having one more go at it. Good night my warriors.
MS In the Mix Plus Six
Hello there, I'm Sharika. I'm a mother, a wife, a sister, an aunt, and a host of other other titles, and on top of that I've got Multiple Sclerosis- Relapsing Remitting (RRMS). Around here life can get crazy, but with my triple P process; patience, perseverance, and positive thinking I've found that through it all, I can accomplish anything.