So I finally got difficult child's insomnia under control, and now I have it big time. I have been falling asleep at 9:00 in the evening, and waking up around midnight and I can NOT get back to sleep for nothing! Oddly enough, I do not have this problem at all on the weekends. I usually sleep for a good nine or ten hours on Friday and Saturday nights. On Thanksgiving break I had no sleeping issues, either. Just knowing I have to set the alarm and get up for work the next morning seems to drastically affect my sleeping patterns. It's amazing I'm functioning as good as I am considering. I guess it's all the practice I've gotten from when my kids were newborns and waking up every few hours during the night. I seemed to handle it pretty well, so I guess I'm sorta used to it. But I still hate it. I am super irritable and being awake is almost painful. Not because I feel tired, because honestly I don't, but because I am super touchy and get annoyed so easily. Mornings aren't usually as bad, but when afternoon hits after lunch time, my irritability spikes. The later in the week it gets, the worse my moods get. Today is Wednesday and I'm starting to feel it. I am impatiently waiting till Friday when I can finally catch up on some sleep. My next psychiatrist appointment isn't until next Thursday. I don't know what he can do for me, if anything. I have tried all the prescription sleep medications and they don't affect me at all whatsoever. I have tried herbs, melatonin, and tea, and they don't help either. My Saphris does put me to sleep like it's supposed to, but I wake in the middle of the night and can't stay asleep for anything. I also have an appointment with my therapist next week and I am going to ask for his advice as well. He does hypnotherapy, which he hasn't tried on me yet, but maybe that will help. Hopefully I get some relief soon. Working in this frame of mind is hard, and being around my kids is even harder. Wish me luck.