Thursday, July 9, 2009
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
Joy Scale: 9/10
Sleep, ah, such a wonderful thing. I love to fall into bed and have the waves of sleep overcome me as soon as I say my nightly prayers. I had my days early in my fibromyalgia days where I could not sleep. After a month of what seemed like very little sleep, I was barely functioning. Letting it get to that stage was very scary feeling. A body needs sleep to function! What I found to help me sleep was a Tylenol PM tablet and a 3mg Melatonin tablet. I am so anti-drugs that it was a hard step to take them. The good news is, now I rarely take anything for sleep, but I am thankful that those drugs helped over a hump at that difficult time in my life. A lesson to be learned here is, just because you use something to get you through, it doesn't mean you are going to have to use it forever!