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Awake at 3AM Again

It’s actually 4:36 as I’m starting to write, but I’ve been up since 3AM. I’ve never been great at getting to or staying asleep, so I finally just stopped fighting it. I used to have a terrible time falling asleep, but now the main issue seems to be staying asleep longer than four hours.

I don’t mind the 4 or 5AM wake-up time, but when it’s 2 or 3AM…it just seems ridiculous. So I laid in bed for a while debating on whether I should try and drug myself back to sleep, read a book, or just get up and do something productive. I opted for productive, gave up on sleep and got out of bed.

One of my most popular blog posts has been about the Chill Pill, which is supposed to help with insomnia and anxiety. I found it helpful for anxiety, but it did nothing for my sleep. But I noticed a lot of people were using the Amazon link for the melatonin gummies I take, so I’m guessing there’s a lot of people out there just trying to get some sleep too.

If you’re curious about the gummies- they used to be called Solimo, but have been rebranded Amazon Basics melatonin 5mg. (<– Amazon affiliate link to the gummies) I gobble those things up like dessert at bedtime. I probably shouldn’t take it as often as I do, or as many at a time as I do, but so far it’s the only thing that gets me to sleep and doesn’t affect me in some weird way.

Obviously they don’t keep me asleep, or I wouldn’t be here typing away in the wee hours of the morning. But at least by the time my household is waking up, I can already cross “do blog post” off my list. And I’m about to go straighten up my office and make a to-do list for the rest of the day.

Because if I can’t sleep, I might as well make use of this extra time. I’m not doing anyone any good by lying in bed and going over stuff in my head. If I do that for too long I get anxious, or sad about recent losses of loved ones that still hurt way too much. I’d rather get up and do something than fall into that downward spiral of emotion.

So good morning! Whatever time morning may be for you. I’ve already finished two cups of coffee, one blog post and am off to have some breakfast.

Categories: Mom Blog, Mom Life

4 replies »

  1. Call me up and keep me company. lol. I am always waking up at 3 AM and it drives me INSANE! I haven’t tried anything to get back to sleep, because I’m not a big fan of taking anything if I don’t have to – so I toss and turn until I knock back out, and then my alarm is going off. It’s super ridiculous and annoying. I know your pain!
    Try composers like Bach, Beethoven, etc. Those seem to do it for me. 🙂

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