So after another night of waking up at 3am and never falling back asleep, I've decided it's time for desperate measures. I mean, it's Fashion Week. I can't be taking Fashion pictures every day with giant bags under my eyes. That's just embarrassing.
So my problem isn't with being sleepy or falling asleep-- I'm going to bed at my normal time (10pm) and falling asleep just fine. The problem comes at about 3am when I wake up and then can never fall BACK asleep. I don't have to pee. I'm not thirsty. I'm not too hot or cold. My mind isn't racing. I don't feel stressed, except for when I anticipate how tired I'll be all day if I can't fall back asleep.
I've tried hot tea at night. Melatonin pills. A bath before bed. I definitely do not nap or drink caffeine after like 9am. What the heck am I doing wrong here??!
Yesterday Lizzie recommended this webpage and 'recipe,' saying that it did the trick when she was having the same 3am problems. I read through it (and all one billion comments) and decided it sounded totally worth a try. The science seems legit enough. And even if it's not-- what've I got to lose? Another night of sleep? Done and done. I was going to try the recipe last night, but lacked the right kind of salt.
Oh, what's in this recipe, you ask? I'm glad you asked. Prepare yourself for a delicious thought.
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
1/2 tsp. cream of tarter
1/2 tsp. Himalayan or Celtic salt (or sea salt, as per comments)
Mix it all up, do it like a shot.
Because can you imagine how disgusting that tastes? A nice salty, chalky shot of OJ? SICK!!!!! I kinda want to hurl just thinking about it. But seriously, I'd rather hurl then spend another night not-sleeping.
If you're wondering why those three random things might possibly help me sleep through the night, check out the article-- it all has something to do with stress, liver function, and adrenal glands. So, yeah, basically not something I would have come up with on my own.
So anyway. Now you know. Tonight. 9:30pm. Me, OJ, and a few nasty items from the baking cabinet. Throwing it back like a shot. And then, please God please, sleeping through the night.
I'll be sure to keep you posted. If anyone knows any other nasty (or non-nasty, I'd take that too!) home remedies they want me to try, send 'em my way! Apparently I'll stop at nothing...