Learning to Cope
I just want to quickly say that with four years of caregiving 24/7 to a Mom with Dementia, I have finally learned a way to cope a bit better.
If you are not taking any vitamin supplements, please look into it. I was burned out and so getting in bad shape myself. Losing sleep, gaining too much weight, stressed and depressed. Until I started on wonderful supplements, such as B Complex Stress Forumla.
Make sure you are getting enough vitamin B-6, as it helps with sleep. I take this to help fall asleep as well. All natural. I am taking Vitamin C and several other supplements. I also gave up smoking (going on 3 years) and recently gave up caffeine.
I do get a little in my weight loss supplement but it's not keeping me awake. I am making time for a 30 minute walk a day and now that I have more energy I can also have more patience.
It is not a bed of roses, but I am so much better. Mom is getting worse, but I am able to keep going for her. I should have mentioned prayer as my #1 answer, because that is what I did before I found all the good things to help me feel better and get distressed. Take a deep breath and get a new start...