When Counting Sheep Doesn’t Count

Any mother will probably agree with me when I say that once you become a mom, sleep becomes a luxury.  Those long hours of sleeping in suddenly become as extinct as Kim Kardashian’s last beau.  Getting those much-needed Z’s becomes a thing of the past.

On most nights, you’ll find me sleeping like a log after a long day of office work, household chores and looking after my kid.  But on some occasions, I do have bouts of insomnia.  I just hate it when that happens.  I feel dead tired, but I can’t seem to fall asleep.  Counting sheep just doesn’t cut it anymore.

I guess it’s because I tend to worry too much- about little and big things.  It’s a nasty habit which I know I should break, but I just can’t help it sometimes.  And it takes its toll on my sleeping habits.  I got to talking to a close friend about this, and he suggested that I take Imovane.  (I think it worked that he didn’t use his low-pitched, salesman voice on me- I just hate it when people sell me things!).

In a nutshell, Imovane is a “hypnotic sedative which blocks out the thoughts and sounds which can keep you from falling asleep at night”.  Sounds promising, doesn’t it?  What it does is it calms the entire body as your brain starts to switch off.  Imovane stops your worries dead in their tracks as it clears your mind of whatever you’re stressing about.

I went over to their website, because I was keenly interested.  It’s interesting that they present not only the benefits of Imovane, but also the possible side effects.  They encourage you to read up first before actually buying their product.

Another good thing is that you can buy Imovane online.  So, as you’re surfing the net for that hot pair of heels, you can simultaneously buy yourself something to put you to sleep.

If your worries are starting to rob you of sleep, you might want to consider taking sleep medication as well.  As long as you exercise caution when popping a pill, you should be fine- and drowsy in no time…

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  1. Sounds interesting, I recently let go of my double – nightly night cap to lose some extra- inches around the middle. So far I have lost two inches and about 25 hours of much needed sleep over the course of a month and a half. I am trying the extra- sleepy time tea but will keep this one in mind if it gets worse.

    Thanks for sharing,


  2. Sleep is really importatnt so we need to know the cause of insomnia and check for solutions. Sis, have tried checking out for natural remedies? I’ve heard of this herb called Valeriana. Check it out :-)

    Spanish Pinay

  3. I haven’t heard of that drug, but it sounds promising.

    Pre-kids, I used to suffer from nightly worries a lot. I say this to say that I know how frustrating it can be! I hope you get some sleep.

  4. Oh I have the same problem. My med options are pretty limited since I’m pregnant though…

  5. I’ve been having trouble sleeping lately, too. And I’ve never been good with sheep, they are so boring, that my thoughts drift off on sheep #2.

  6. If you’re both truly committed to each other, then there’s no reason why your long-distance relationship won’t work.

  7. Good luck! It’s so hard to find time, and the ability, to relax.

  8. I used to have the same issue, then I had a second kid and I can’t get in to bed fast enough!

  9. Optimistic Mom says

    Hopefully you can find a peace of mind that allows you to rest.

  10. Usually when I’m feeling like this, I just take a warm bath and natural Epson salt from Whole Foods and that seems to do the trick most of the time. And when that doesn’t, I pour a small glass or wine.

    I’ve also take Rexall(sp?) sleeping pills. They’re available at most dollar stores and they are magic, at least for the price.

    Hope your sleeping habits get better.

  11. Careful with those pills, I heard they’re addicting.
    But what you said was true, sleep has become such a luxury for me too ever since I became a mother. I miss sleeping till noon and not worrying about hungry mouths to feed.

  12. Thanks for this tips.:) I’ve been having hard time getting sleep, especially now that I’m on graveyard shift, when my OFF comes Even I have all night to sleep still I’m awake maybe because my body clock was already adjusted that I’m awake during night time:(

  13. Sleeping Pill Review says

    Sleep is very important and it seems when I need it the most it is the hardest to get. I’ll get frustrated just laying in my bed not asleep. I’ve tried many different things and some sleep remedies actually work. I would recommend trying a few and see how they work.

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