Oh, Sleep, I Could use a Visit ...
Thursday, April 21, 2011
After a week of more or less normal sleep (for me "normal" means between about 5 and 7 hours worth), last night I managed to get a whole 3 hours before waking up unable to return to snoozing. As a result I have been just "phoning it in" for pretty much everything today. Even my exercise program fell short; sorry, Leslie Sansone, my body and my heart may have been in it but my synapses were not.
I'm watching my grandson this week and I barely got his breakfast made, much less his lunch - luckily he's old enough he doesn't need a lot of looking after.
The always ubiquitous "they" say you don't sleep as much when you get old; I could testify to that from personal experience because I NEVER get 8 hours anymore, I'm happy when I get six or seven. I've also tried every herbal remedy I've found, I think, from Chamomile to Valerian and a whole bunch in between. I'm avoiding a discussion about it with my Dr. because her reaction to problems like that is always another prescription drug, and my reaction to THAT is always no I don't want to/can't afford to take another prescription, not to mention the litany of side effects that I'd prefer not to experience.
So I guess I'll continue to settle for a sleepless night from time to time, but boy, the day after is NOT fun. So this will be my totally non-creative blog for this week and maybe tomorrow I'll be back to a more functional state. Meanwhile I'm going to go play word games on a team or two to keep me awake so I don't mess up this coming night's sleep too.