Insomnia

Along with my diagnosis of Adrenal Exhaustion, I was diagnosed by the local sleep clinic as having Insomnia.  I haven't really mentioned it until now, but I thought that maybe I should.

My insomnia doesn't keep me awake 24 hours a day or anything.  I just have trouble staying asleep.  You might think that doesn't sound like a big deal, but I literally will wake up (to a fully awake state) just about every hour during the night.  Its important to note the "fully awake state" because if it was like a half-awake state, I guess it wouldn't be so bad or something?   I don't know.  For me, this was just the norm since it's been going on since I can remember.

I'm currently taking a 10mg Melatonin (the strong stuff) every night, though I often don't take it on the weekends - in an effort to give my body a break from the pill reliance.  The weekends suck because I return right back to my insomnia issues.

In case you're wondering what this has to do with my Size 4 Quest, a lack of sleep creates stress on your body (whether you feel it or not) and your cortisol gets screwed up.  This can act against you when trying to drop size and/or lose weight.

What are your thoughts on insomnia?

Confession: Yesterday, I ate an apple danish at work.  I felt guilty for the rest of the day.  I was also surprised that I didn't get a headache from the bad carbs.  Today, I did not go to the gym.

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