Like many of you, I can't remember the last time I actually had a decent night sleep. I decided to ask my GP for something to help me sleep to break the vicious circle of fatigue, pain and low moods. He agreed that a short course of tablets would be a good thing to try and prescribed me Zopiclone.
I sat and read through the info leaflet, and realised that I had to be careful with some of the other medications I'm already taking, as they can enhance the relaxant affect of the Zopiclone. The first night I took one (it says to take immediately before going to bed), I read on my Kindle for about an hour, turned off the light and duly fell asleep. I still managed to wake up twice during the night, and it took a long time for the drowsy feeling to go once I finally got out of bed.
The second night, I took the tablet about half an hour before going to bed, again did a little bit of reading, turned out the light and was asleep in seconds. This morning though, I couldn't get myself out of bed!! I was so tired that even when I did eventually emerge from under the duvet, I still fell asleep on the sofa watching TV! My whole day was just a blur of lost time!
So this time, as I began to feel like I was ready for bed, I took the tablet on my way upstairs (about 8pm), and started to read. Very soon, the print all started to melt together and I couldn't read any more so off went the light and off to sleep I went. I wake up at 11.50pm and I'm wide awake!!! I've come downstairs desperate for a cup of tea, my eyelids are all swollen, and I just want to be asleep!