Sunday, September 21, 2008

Sleep

I can't begin to tell you how much I miss sleeping. I'm unemployed! I should be sleeping 12 hours a day and bumming around in my pajamas! But no. I have stress-induced insomnia. I'll take stress-induced insomnia over stress-induced kidney stones any day, but still, not sleeping is killing me. And just to add insult to injury, I have this dang kitten. I love the little guy, don't get me wrong. But he loves to sleep. He can sleep anywhere and anytime, preferably on me and in the middle of the night. Right now he has just slid from my lap, off the couch, and to the floor (and i do mean slid), still asleep. I'm so jealous. All he does is sit around and sleep (and play fetch, and bite me), and that seems to be the one thing I cannot accomplish these days.
At the very most, I am getting 3-4 hours of sleep a night. And usually only from 3 am- 7 am. Every once in a while I fall asleep in the afternoons and sneak in a nap. But dang it all, I'M TIRED!!
I've tried sleeping pills, warm milk, avoiding caffeine, forcing myself to stay in my bed in a dark room, etc. But nothing works.
I just miss sleep. I miss not feeling like a zombie.
So here's to hoping the magic of the Sunday afternoon nap will take over me and I can get a few hours of rest in. PLEASE!!!!

5 comments:

  1. Good luck! I so want to take a nap -but I've been home from church for several hours and haven't given in yet. I'm trying to hold on...

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  2. Maybe it's contagious. I'm on Day 5 of a wicked case of insomnia. Nothing works.

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  3. Poor thing.
    I suffered from insomnia in my early 20s. I know the agony.

    I wish I had advice for you - but we all work differently anyway so even if I could remember it - it wouldn't help.

    All I know is that I couldn't turn my brain off - so I couldn't sleep.
    The miraculous change came when I got my first full time job and moved.
    Not very encouraging... but hey - your case is different.

    Good luck sleeping.

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  4. Oh... and if it's a case of not being able to turn your brain off... feel free to call me late at night to brain dump. (I'm always up.)

    If you're interested in that - I'll pass along my number - or get it from Keli.

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  5. And so goes parenting... for years.

    The kitten sounds unbearably cute.

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