It happened a couple of times, I fell asleep but my mind is aware of everything that happens around me and I even have thoughts about what I will do the next day and how exhausted I will be for not sleeping well, but I can not sleep completely or wake up
Most of the time I do not sleep well due to all the accompanying conditions such as restless legs and fibromyalgia, and also medication. However, when I do sleep, it is not restful. It seems as if I am still aware of everything around me. I am so tired and there is nothing I can do about it! Hugs and blessings.
Are you on steroids? They can do that to you! I find that I have to follow a bed time "ritual" to prepare for sleep. After dinner, dishes, trash out, litter emptied, etc. I lay out everything I will need for the next day, pack lunch, pick clothes. That way those things will not be on my mind. I shower and change around 8:45. At 10:00 pm I have a light snack with some protein and a little carbs, brush teeth, and have a cup or two of Sleepy Time tea. Then I turn off all electronics and all but one lamp. I read until I am sleepy. The blue light from televisions, computers and phones tricks your pineal gland into thinking it is day and so you do not release your own melatonin. Note: Lupus patients should not take melatonin. If your doc approves, valerian is helpful. I have a white noise machine set to thunderstorm which I find comforting. I also have tinnitus (ringing in the ears) which can get very annoying. The thunderstorm sound helps. I do a body scan starting with the toes and working up to the head. All I do is think about each body part and be aware of any sensations. If I am still awake, which is rare at that point, I practice loving kindness meditation by thinking about each person I know, starting with family and wishing them peace and healing. Wishing you all the best.
I’ve experience this as well. My mind races 100 miles an hour. I sleep horribly. It’s so frustrating and exhausting. I wish we had Answers.
Just read this and Wow! I thought I was just crazy. I hope we can figure something out because it’s frustrating and exhausting when you don’t rest. I’ve been like this for a couple years now and I’m too tired.