Apparently, telling my doctor that I’ve had insomnia all my life but not now led her to recommend a sleep study. Initially, I was supposed to do an overnight sleep study, which would be more like an awake study cause there’s no way I’d sleep well in a strange place with people watching me. Thankfully, my insurance approved the at home sleep study. I think it went well except for when Lucy wanted to play with all the fun wires at 4 am. 😸
It used to take me hours to fall asleep, but since I’ve been taking Amitriptyline, my sleep has never been better. It’s hard to manage other symptoms when not getting adequate sleep. I mean, managing a chronic illness is exhausting enough without sleep deprivation.
A few things I do to help my body maintain a healthy sleep schedule are:
- Wearing noise-canceling headphones to bed because I am the lightest sleeper 🎧
- Only laying in bed at bedtime or when I have a hibernation level migraine 🛌
- Wearing an eye mask 👁
- Limiting screen time before bed and when I get up to let the dogs go potty📱
- Doing something relaxing before bed (meditating, coloring, watching my favorite shows, etc.) 🧘🏻♀️
What is one thing that improves your sleep?