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Restless appetite

Thursday, August 20, 2015

It is 3 am, I am awake, and part of me wants to go exploring in the kitchen to find something to stuff in my face.

I'm not physically hungry. But I have so much floating around in my head, mostly work issues, that I woke up after a couple of hours and cannot get back to sleep. And I have to wake up in a few hours anyway for a very early morning appointment, and this restlessness that is preventing myself from falling back asleep is making me a bit anxious about not sleeping and being too tired in the morning and missing my appointment.

It all seems like a ridiculous vicious circle that part of my brain feels can only be comforted by chips! Fortunately, now that the college kid is back in his dorms, there is much less junk food in the house. Not so much to tempt me, which is good. I'm going to swig down a couple of glasses of water and try for the elusive sleep again.
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    I hope you were able to sleep! I've had the same thing happen to me--anxiety-induced insomnia. It ain't fun, and it is natural to think that it can be solved with food or drink, but that would only make things worse the next day. I hope what happened to you was what sometimes miraculously happens to me--even after not getting nearly enough sleep, you wake up the next day feeling refreshed anyway, and even if in the middle of the day you feel some sleepiness coming on, it's dissipated by something interesting suddenly waking you up, like reading something stimulating or talking to a witty person. It's great that you chose not to eat!
    2069 days ago
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    Great job avoiding chips! Chugging water usually works for me too! I hope you were able to get back to sleep!
    2070 days ago
    Good call on the water. This was one of my biggest downfalls. What broke that cycle for me is thyroid meds must be taken on an empty stomach so I simply cannot eat during the night, ever, or I risk my meds being less effective. Hope you made it through and got some sleep!
    2070 days ago
    Good for you for going with the water
    2070 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Keep a glass of water near the bed so you do not have to go near the kitchen.. Drink the water to fill up.
    2070 days ago
    You can resist this and not go to the kitchen....Am praying you will do it
    2070 days ago
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