I think I can now classify my insomnia and sleeping issues as “severe”. This is what my “sleeping life” has been like since last Monday:
Monday night (8/4)- No sleep at all.
Tuesday night(8/5)- Slept on and off.
Wednesday night (8/6)- No sleep at all.
Thursday night (8/7)- I was awake all night again. I did fall asleep for about two hours after 6:30 a.m.
Friday night (8/8)- I slept on and off. I didn’t fall asleep until sometime after 1 a.m. Woke up frequently throughout the remainder of the night and was up at 8 a.m. Saturday morning.
Saturday night (8/9)- No sleep at all throughout the night. I fell asleep sometime after 6:30 a.m. Sunday morning and then was up by 9 a.m.
Sunday night (8/10) – No sleep at all throughout the night. I fell asleep sometime after 7 a.m. Monday morning and my son woke me up at 9 a.m.
NormallyI have to nap during the day but even with the lack of sleep at night I haven’t been able to nap through the day for more than 15 – 20 minutes. My body just will not allow me to sleep.
It is taking a huge toll on me both physically and emotionally and I feel like I am cracking up. I have no patience and I can’t think.
I can’t figure out why this severe insomnia started happening. I haven’t slept well for years but it has never been this bad. Anyone else with ME/CFS and/or Fibromyalgia who is awake for days at a time?