In recent years, I have noticed a difference in my sleep patterns. I find it difficult to fall asleep; sometimes it's like my mind is on overdrive and I can't turn it off. A million thoughts and ideas go running through my head and no matter how hard I try to concentrate on drifting off to sleep, it won't happen. When I finally get to sleep, it only takes a small noise or movement to wake me. As soon as I'm awake, I might as well take a shower and get dressed for work because my sleeping is over for the night, even if it is 1:30 in the morning. To say the least it's incredibly frustrating, and after months of trying over the counter sleep aids I finally told my doctor and he prescribed Lunesta.
I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say that it is a miracle drug. Seriously. I am finally able to go to sleep, stay asleep and wake up feeling as though I actually slept all night instead of watching bad early morning television. I discovered that my bouts of insomnia were cyclic. Once I got my sleep patterns under control, I stopped taking the Lunesta and I was fine for a while. When I would have a bad night of insomnia, I would take Lunesta for the next few nights to get me back on track and then I was good to go again.
So today I am thankful for Lunesta (and so is my family).