Cramp, temperature variance and high sensitivity to my environment is usually an indication that my sugar levels are out of whack, I've got a low level infection, etc. If Julie's like that then it could also be because of hormonal issues.
All of these can also cause sleep problems too.
In any case, that sounds very sucky and I hope it clears up soon.
Allergies meds and a couple Advil and I did manage to pass out, but then of course couldn't get up until now. Oofda.
Do you go through cycles too? With spouts of going to bed at a normal time, getting up nice and normal--then weeks or months of insomnia, or at least, unable to hit the hay early?
This happens to me, been like this for years. At the moment, I am on my "being good, sleeping well," schedule. But a recent blip has made me all head-bang-on-keyboard. I hope yours straightens itself out soon!
The one advantage to the insanity that was law school was that I was always fighting exhaustion so my insomnia disappeared.
Maybe next week when it's no longer out-of-town company and things keel back toward even it will get better again.
Are you certain we're not sharing the same brain? Because my brain does this to me also with the music. I especially like the 'full body jerk' just as I'm falling asleep which brings me back to full consciousness.
Oh, yeah, that's another favorite of mine. Worthy of screaming frustration.
Had a physical checkup lately?? It might be good to see if there's underlying physical causes. My son, who has suffered a long time from sinuses, headaches, and difficulty sleeping, finally got medical coverage, went to the doctor, and found out he had super-high blood pressure. Since changing his diet and lowering his blood pressure, he is like a new person!!
Yes, and my BP is very good. I've been like this all my life. Just didn't have an LJ to whine too before! ;-)
I whine a lot to my journal, too! LOL!
Beats whining to my patient hubby and kids!
Apparently it's somewhere in the weather/hormones/stress axis that determines whether or not you can sleep at all. I hate the "still up at 3, must waken at 5" kind of night, personally -- at least you ~can~ sleep in if you need to.
Sorry the night was bad, wishing you a better one tonight!
Some days I can - other days there is court early.
I did better, sleepwise, when I was in school and disciplined to get up at 5am. I should probably go back to that more regular schedule.
Doncha just love that hot/cold thang? Covers on/covers off/covers on/covers off -- all night. WElcome to menopause. Which technical can start in the late 30s, I read. Even earlier if one has pcos.
At 50, I'm ready as all hell for it to be over with, but every month I am still regular as clockwork. I couldn't believe how cold my feet were last night.
Wow, I've been doing the exact same thing this week. Totally exhausted all day, and then unable to sleep when I lie down. I'd like to blame it on the full moon, because that would indicate it'll go away soon.
That would be great if it weren't a lifelong sort of habit for me. Grr.
Does writing a memo to your body work? I've got to try that.