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Does anyone else get insomnia? I've always had trouble getting to sleep (long before I got CFS) but last night was a whole new level of awful. My partner is away for the week and I always find it hard to sleep if there's not someone next to me in the bed.
Yesterday I had to do an errand that involved more exertion than I'm used to (at least since I've been ill) so predictably I was exhausted when I got home. I thought I would be able to sleep straight away as I felt so tired but the moment I got into bed, I didn't feel tired at all. This happens to me so often and it's really frustrating. I had to keep getting up for food and water and bathroom breaks, and I didn't get to sleep until 5am. Then I slept in till 3pm - I usually need about 10 hours of sleep.
The scary thing is that I now don't feel tired at all - I have a headache and am incredibly thirsty but I feel like I could stay awake for another 24 hours at least. The reason this is scary is because I KNOW I need rest, and that I'm going to be in for a major crash if I do too much. But I just feel like I want to do ALL the things! Help.
Does anyone else ever feel like this? I don't think that the insomnia is part of my CFS, it's just part of *me* and I've always had sort of manic episodes where I want to stay awake for a day and a night but it hasn't happened since I've had CFS, so I'm wondering how to manage it because obviously my body just isn't equipped to take that sort of strain anymore.
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