Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sleepless nights...

Well for those of you who don't know. I temped for about 9 months. I stopped temping this month for a few reasons. One being that time when I would start to get crazy in the 1ww and start staring at my chart waiting for it to change or scream "You're Pregnant" which we all know won't happen.

The second reasons I quit temping was because I was having a hard time getting a full nights sleep. Well this morning I think I have finally figured out my sleeping problem. I don't know how many times I woke up last night, but every time I felt pain. Most of the time it was in my back, be it lower or middle, it hurt. I couldn't get comfortable and started tossing and turning. You know those commercials on TV for the mattress where they show how a normal mattress mis-aligns your back, but their mattress doesn't. I honestly think my back isn't straight enough when I sleep. This also came to me because of my hip problem from sleeping on an air mattress this weekend. My hip was sore because of the way it was bent inward while I was sleeping in my side. I think it's the same thing with my back. Now I just need to figure out how to fix it considering I can't afford to go out and buy a new mattress right now. Maybe if I switch pillows it will work.

I hope this takes care of some of my sleepiness too. I'm constantly tired, but I think that's from a lack of good sleep at night.

Oh and one other sleep related thing, what do you think dreaming about people from your past means? The last 3 or 4 nights I've had dreams about people I used to be friends that I haven't talked to in years and even and ex boyfriend that I haven't seen in 7 years probably. Any ideas, it's kinda weird.


  1. Have you tried a bolster pillow underneath your knees? That can help your back if you sleep on your back.

    I'm not sure those fancy mattress work that well. When we moved to SLC we saved up to buy one -- and I really can't tell that big of a differnce.

  2. WalMart sells these thick memory-foam mattress pads that are amazing. I had one on my old bed and it worked wonders! (I have spinal subluxation, so trust me when I say I sympathize with sleeping on an uncomfortable bed.) When I started dating Al and sleeping over lot, I made him buy one too. Now we have a true Tempurpedic mattress, but those WalMart mattress pads held me over for a long time!

  3. Thanks for the tag earlier. I'm saving it for a few days from now. I'm sorry about your sleep problems..they sound painful! I'm hoping this 2WW passes quickly and ends in some great news....

  4. I have the lower back pain too but only sometimes wich (being a crazy infertile)makes me believe it has a medical reason. I am talking to my Dr about it today. Mine seems to hurt around ovulation and flo so who knows. He may tell me to get a new matress lol.


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