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Living Life with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

So I guess once again I’m a few days behind.

Wednesday was my meds appointment. Once again we found ourselves talking about my lack of sleep. The Sonata worked great that first night but I could never recreate it.

So we are giving Lunesta a try.

I’m not happy about this. I didn’t want something that had the potential of leaving me drugged in the morning. But we are running out of things to try.

The nice thing about Lunesta is that it’s a controlled release so it’ll keep me asleep at night. Whereas the Sonata was suppose to knock me out in 30 minutes and then leave my system. When it didn’t work in the 30 minutes I was on my own.

But it’s the controlled release that leaves you with that groggy half asleep feeling in the morning.

So I’m not thrilled. At all. But groggy in the morning after a good night’s sleep is better than groggy in the morning after no sleep.

Anyway, we also discussed my sleep habits. We went over the core rules of falling asleep and getting a good night’s sleep.

No caffeine late.
Don’t eat late.
No laying in bed watching tv.
No computer use before bed. (guilty)
Pick a bed time to stick to every night.
8 hours later, get up. Even if you didn’t sleep, get up.
Don’t just lie in bed staring at the ceiling. If you can’t sleep get up and wash the dishes. When you feel tired go back down and try again.

The whole idea is to train your body to fall asleep at 11pm when you are tired and wake up at 7am after a good night’s sleep.

That is the idea anyways.

I’ve been trying to stick to the 11:00 bed time and I’ve been setting my alarm for 7am. I end up hitting the snooze forever but I’m trying. I guess baby steps or whatever.

Anyway, there you have it.

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