Chronic Sleep Deprivation — I had no idea!

by Amy on June 8, 2017

It is said that If you put a frog in boiling water, it will jump out.
But if you put that same frog in warm water and slowly heat it to boiling, the frog won’t notice the danger and it will boil to death.

For years I have had to get up multiple times at night to pee.
I got used to it.

And yet…

I couldn’t understand why I felt so tired all the time.
Naps in the afternoon became a requirement just so I could function when the kids got home from school.
I started to feel bad about myself for being so tired and grumpy most days.

I didn’t put it together that I was so fricking tired because I wasn’t sleeping. Well I was sleeping a little because I’d quickly fall back alseep after getting up. But there was no REM sleep!
And then it started to get even worse. I’d get up five, six, seven, even eight or nine times a night!


I stopped drinking caffeine. It didn’t’ help.
I stopped liquids after six pm. Still no change.
I went to see an acupuncturist. Fixed my tennis elbow but no change for the bladder.

I started to google my condition and found out it’s called Nocturia — and I have a pretty severe case.

Scientists say the parable is not accurate. They say the frog WILL jump out once the water starts to boil even if it’s been sitting in warm water for awhile.

Once I found out the condition is called Nocturia I googled it. I found out that prescription drugs don’t really work plus the side effects suck.

I stumbled upon a page that said people were having success drinking grapefruit juice before bed. So I tried it. It helped! But my bladder eventually got full from juice before bed.

That’s when I realized that — duh —I have grapefruit essential oil. So I tried it under my tongue and on my feet along with some cypress oil on my tummy (which I read also helps) and…


I slept through the night for the first time in YEARS!!!

No side effects.
No doctors.
No co-pay.


I had NO. IDEA. HOW. MUCH. I was relying on caffeine to get me through the day. Now I’m off it (although I still drink decaf) because I don’t like the highs and lows.

And now that I actually know what it feels like to be rested, I had no idea HOW. TIRED. I ACTUALLY. WAS. No wonder I was so cranky! No wonder I was having trouble getting stuff done, no wonder I had to nap!

I’m psyched to find out what I’ll do now that I am finally, for the first time ever, rested!


If you think this is an essential oil commercial, it is. You should be using them. If you have issues with sleep or you just want to start with something natural before taking prescription drugs, email me STAT.

But the main point is this:

Sometimes you don’t even realize you’re putting up with less.

I didn’t.

Take a look around you.

What are you tolerating in your life? Are you a frog sitting in hot water until it gets so hot you jump out (or boil to death)?

Sometimes we are so used to living by a lower standard that we don’t even know we’re doing it. I was so used to getting up at night that I NEVER realized I was living in a chronic sleep deprived state.

How about you?

It could have to do with your health. Or it could be your job. Or maybe its the relationships you put up with. Or maybe it’s that broken cabinet you’re tired of looking at every day.

You might be so used to putting up with crappiness that you just keep living with it.

Get out of the pot before it boils .

A whole new reality awaits you when you do.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Monica Wehrman June 8, 2017 at 8:22 pm

Really?! That is amazing, Amy…and you just described me exactly! Great post and I will get in touch about! Thank you!


Amy June 8, 2017 at 8:38 pm



Bo De June 8, 2017 at 9:13 pm

Oh, I am sooooo excited! I have not slept thru in YEARS!
Tell me about your oils….


Amy June 8, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Email me and we can set up a time to chat!


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