before I started my current job I was asleep by 9:30-10pm. Now I don’t get home till 10:30 so I come home, take meds, get a shower, and grab alight snack. My problem is that when I am off 3-4 days a week I don’t take my meds at 8 as befidw, but at 9. I try to hop into bed around 10 because I really am exhausted. But my body doesn’t want to sleep even though I am tired. I don’t want to watch tv and get sucked into it like I know will happen and I don’t want to crochet and get sucked into that.
So I would like advice on how to fall asleep at a bit of an earlier time, or an activity I can do that won’t suck me in(meaning I’m so engrossed that I dont want to stop)
In this past summer school session, I collapsed from pneumonia in front of my students in my classroom while teaching and spent a week in the hospital recovering. I began this work week with a respiratory infection that got worse by Wednesday afternoon, so I told my boss that day I was going to take a sick day Thursday and, if needed, another on Friday to prevent pneumonia again. My...
I've been pretty stable the last few months. I haven't had a depressive episode in months and no hypomania. My meds really seem to be working. I was substitute teacher last school year but I recently found a part time job as a paraprofessional and I am happy with a set schedule. I'm doing so well and I hope it continues. My kids see a huge change in me and are proud of how well I am doing.