Why can’t I sleep?!

In my last blog post I said that I haven’t slept properly, apart from 2 nights, since Tasha has been away.

I still can’ sleep – it’s been two whole weeks and I’ve had two good night’s sleep.


I’m so tired in the middle of the day, but when it gets to bedtime, around 10.30/11pm, I’m suddenly wide awake again and even if I go to bed then I don’t fall asleep til at least 2am … which means that I wake up absolutely exhausted.

On Sunday I went to bed at 11, but couldn’t sleep so I ended up watching The Notebook at 1am – including all the deleted scenes. After that I still wasn’t even nearly tired, so I then read half of a book. Eventually I felt midly sleepy, around 3.30am and turned out the light. I slept til 9am and woke up without my alarm since it was my day off yesterday.

Last night I went to bed at 11.45pm because I felt sleepy after not having enough sleep the night before…thinking and hoping and praying that I would be tired enough to sleep.

Did I sleep? No.

I was still awake at 1.45am…I think I eventually slept sometime around 2.30am. I had to set my alarm for 7.15 to get up for work and now I am exhausted.

I’m on a split day today, because I was in Hastings this morning, and I have Fostering Panel in the evening so I’ve got 4 hours off in the middle of the day. I want nothing more than to have a nap, but if I do that then I won’t be tired at bedtime and it will keep happening. On the other hand, if I don’t have a nap I risk yawning my way through work this evening which is not the best presentation.

What do I do?

I’ve tried having a warm drink, dimming the lights for the hour before I go to bed, changing the duvet, washing the pillowcases so they smell like flowers and stuff, putting classical music on, reading, having the door open, having the door closed … nothing works and I AM TIRED!

Any advice will be gratefully received by this very sleepy girl


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