I need some sleep
Wednesday, January 06, 2010
I've been having trouble getting to sleep the last three nights. It's not that I'm overly stressed about anything bc thankfully I'm not right now. It's just that I've come to accept my occasional bouts of insomnia as a part of my life. In the past, doctors have prescribed sleeping pills but I've always been wary of becoming dependent on them so I took them sparingly. I don't think I have any on hand at the moment anyway.
I've always been a night owl, although having a child forced me to become more of a morning person than I ever imagined I'd be. For the most part, I go to bed at the same time as my DH, between 10 and 11 p.m. but then there are nights when I'll end up tossing and turning, wide awake if I try to go to bed at the usual time. So I don't. Instead I stay up Sparking or Facebooking or emailing. Occasionally I'll read a book I've checked out from the library. Those are the nights when I can't quiet my mind. It's full of thoughts and late at night all of them seem to be trying to burst out. I get little sleep by the time I actually hit the pillow, although I usually sleep soundly. But I don't feel tired the next day.
It isn't until the insomniac nights string together like this week that I start to feel tired. I was tired all day today, but couldn't take a nap bc of all the errands I had to do. I'm Sparking earlier tonight w/ the goal of going to bed earlier, going to bed at the same time as my DH. And hopefully my tired body will quiet my busy mind.