But an improvement.
Last night I took 2 herbal Nytol and then half an hour later I took a zopiclone. I fell asleep quickly, which was blissfull in itself, but then I woke up at 2.30 am O_o.
I followed Dr Myhill’s advice and didn’t turn my light on. But I was getting frazzled, thinking that if not even zopiclone helps, then I am doomed 😦
So I grabbed my phone and turned the light filter up to 79%, which meant it didn’t give off enough light to see anything by, but was still ok to read and I read a few blog posts. After an hour, I still wasn’t feeling it, so I took a normal Nytol and turned my phone off. The sky was just starting to lighten outside.
Next thing I know is I am being woken up at NOON!!
So, tonight, the night I not only need to sleep well, AND be up and functioning early, I am going to take all 3 sleep aids at 9pm and it will be lights out.
And then, hopefully, I will be shattered come evening and won’t need all 3.
The overall aim, as well as good quality sleep is to (as the pic says) reclaim my days back from all encompassing fatigue.
I have my D-Ribose powder and L-Carnitine capsules now, as they arrived today. As did Passiflora tincture that I had ordered to add in at night with the herbals that don’t contain it.
I have also bought some beetroot capsules for my blood pressure as whilst the beetroot juice with blackcurrant and apple is nice, it’s still a struggle to swallow it each morning when I am used to apple and elderflower. And whilst I like beetroot, trying to eat them each and every day……………they stop being so enjoyable. And the capsules work out ALOT cheaper than the juice.
It’s going to take a while to get everything ironed out and for a pattern/routine to emerge. With sleep being the biggest hurdle to begin with. And as I only have 2 weeks of zopiclone, I only have 2 weeks to sort my sleep pattern out.
I will tackle eating paleo once my sleep is in some kind of routine, as that will be the next biggest hurdle for me. But I did try it once before – about 4 years ago, and found it unsustainable because of my allergies and with a family to cook for. I might have to just aim for a mostly paleo, even tho Dr Myhill seems to consider it to be really important, an allergy is an allergy (I carry an epipen) and I cannot get around it. So, if the family has pasta, I will have wild rice. If the family has anything with potatoes, I will just have extra vegetables and not potatoes.
I will miss chocolate tho – BIG STYLE!!
The rest of today I am going to chill out with a bit of Netflix, change my bedding in easy stages LOL, and have a long shower 🙂
See you all tomorrow after my therapy session