Painful contractions

I went to the hospital Earlier today because my doctor sent me over to have blood pressure monitored. I was checked and wasn't dilated at all. It's like ever since I was checked I've had consistent contractions. 
Since 6pm they have been a steady 8-10 mins apart lasting about 1 min long. They are pretty painful, I try to sleep but when I finally pass out I'm woke up by the pain. They have not stopped at all. Since they are still so far apart what should I do? 
I just want to sleep 😫