Might I ask what the prescription meds are if it’s not too personal? I just get over-the-counter Nytols and they are not supposed to be for sustained use (I’ve been having them regularly for about two years)
Medications for pain and rheumatoid arthritis.
Edit: I can’t take any kind of sleeping pills as they inevitably induce unpleasant dreams that leave me with an emotional hangover and not feeling rested at all. Not getting enough sleep naturally is “better” for me.
This is tenuously related but my son came into my bed last night at 2.15 and did not go back to sleep AT ALL. I think I dozed here and there while he fidgeted away until I kicked him out at 5.50. I got up at 6.25.
This has never happened before and it wants to fucking never happen again.
I’m really not a fan of those. I found them pretty helpful in a period where I had no trouble getting to sleep but would wake up around 5am and not be able to get back to sleep, and they help there did help there in keeping me under until a more resonant time.
But in general the sleep I get with them is just terrible, I almost never feel properly rested, and I’m often really foggy the next day. Sometimes I’ve had weird sleep paralysis type stuff as well. Think they’re good at sending my body to sleep but not necessarily by brain?