Ever wonder if those sleepless nights will go away? I ask myself this question most nights. It feels like a never ending cycle.
When I was pregnant with my son everyone said get all the sleep you can get; however I struggled with sleep. I was stressed and I was in pain (let’s not talk about how I slept on an air mattress for three months during my pregnancy). Then my beautiful son arrived and with his cluster feeding sleep was short-lived and I never slept long enough to hit REM sleep.
My son is now 4 years old and I still can’t sleep at night. What is wrong with me!?
I also have a 7 month old who is an amazing sleeper and has slept through the night almost from birth. Its amazing! So why the hell do I lay away at night while the whole house is asleep?
My Sleep Solution: Melatonin
After months of laying awake for hours in bed I knew that I needed to find a solution to my madness with each passing day I became more and more tired. There was no catching up and I knew that I couldn’t handle this cycle any longer.
That is when I found out about Melatonin from my doctor. I have avoided taking supplements without doctor approval in the past due to the fact that they don’t always react the way they should due to my Charcot Marie Tooth disease. She said this was a safe solution to my problem. On my way home I picked up a bottle at my local pharmacy.
I have now been taking Melatonin for two weeks and for the most part feel ten times better in the morning than I had been. Some nights I still struggle with falling asleep, but as long as I take my Melatonin an hour and a half before bed I actually feel sleepy enough to fall asleep.
Instead of laying in bed for hours awake I lay in bed for a few minutes before falling asleep. It has made a huge improving my life. I cannot believe how much better I feel being able to sleep through the night with uninterrupted sleep.
If you are like me and struggle with sleeping then you might want to ask your doctor about taking Melatonin as well. It might be the solution for you. My doctor knew I needed a natural answer to my problem because I was be to scared to take a sleeping pill with a toddler in my home. I need to be able to wake up if something is wrong with my son or if there is an emergency.
If you have ever taken Melatonin before I would love to hear how it worked or didn’t work for you in the comments below. If you have a different solution that has worked for you I would also love to hear it. I am always willing to consider trying new techniques.