Okay everyone, I'm hoping one of you wise wise ladies might have some good input.
I notoriously sleep poorly. I can sleep 5 hours or I can sleep 10 and I will still almost always wake up tired. Add to this the fact that I'm a light sleeper and it makes it a lot more difficult.
My husband started snoring about 2 years ago, and it got to the point where I just started wearing ear plugs every night. Well the ear plugs don't even work all that well, so eventually I also started taking a sleep aid...and then I started taking the sleep aids every.single.night.
I just recently decided to forgo taking the sleep aids (over the counter generic pills usually or melatonin, though I do have a prescription for Ambien as well which has always been reserved for desperate nights due to the addictive nature of it)...however, I'm still sleeping very lightly and being woken up most nights by DH.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how to sleep better? Or at least not be so sensitive when sleeping? I don't want to keep putting chemicals into my body - sleeping pills aren't supposed to be a permanent solution!
Further information: I have already talked to my doctor about the issue, she told me I have "insomnia" and gave me the prescription to Ambien. I don't generally have trouble getting to sleep, I just have trouble staying asleep or getting back to sleep if I'm disturbed.