I'm really glad I came across this thread - I'm pretty sure I was guided here.... It's 4:15 am at the moment and I am awake while I should be sleeping. This is nothing new, but my problem is somewhat inescapable at the moment. I'm a nurse and I work nightshift, so yesterday's whopping 2.5hours of sleep after getting off work in the morning was enough to only allow me 3 hours of sleep last night. I work three 12 hour shifts a week from 7pm til 7:30 am (often later) and have worked nightshift pretty steadily (not always full time, though) for a good 14 years now. It has really messed with me, but the primal route has helped immensely with many issues.
I know my adrenals are a mess. Im eager to read from the links here to find out what I can do to take care of them and hopefully have more normal adrenal function in the future. Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
I do know that the first order of business is to GET SOME SLEEP....................!!
Have any of you taken sleep aids when you simply cannot sleep? I take Valerian root and L-tryptophan when I have to take something. Should I be taking anything at all? What should I NOT take?
Thanks in advance.
Life is not a matter of having good cards, but of playing a poor hand well.
- Robert Louis Stevenson