I’m having trouble falling asleep at night. I’ve been taking the Ambien but I can’t seem to get my mind to shut down long enough for me to fall asleep.

I talked to my meds doctor about it yesterday. She said sometimes stuff like that stops working. She suggested I stop taking it for a week and then start up again to see if that helps. If it doesn’t, plan B is a new med. I don’t remember the name of the one we settled on, a few were discussed.

So last night was my first night without Ambien. I sorta fell asleep ok but I had trouble staying asleep. It didn’t help that I had the most vivid nightmares all night. Weird ass stuff that hours after being awake, I still remember. I won’t go into details but one of them involved a house on fire that I could still feel the heat from after it half woke me. I remember lying in bed after it woke me, staring into space feeling the heat. And no the heat in the house wasn’t on so it was the dream I was feeling. I know I wasn’t fully awake. That was just one of the nightmares that woke me last night. It made for a long night.

Pat is currently on this kick for the past couple days where I can’t sleep in. It’s not that a blame him, I just don’t particularly enjoy it. I’m not a morning person. Not by any stretch of the imagination. So I’m usually better off sleeping through the morning. Between not being able to fall asleep at night and my dreams last night, I’m spending my mornings in a half asleep stupor.

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