Monday, May 05, 2014
Spent the entire night looking at the clock and getting up to use the bathroom. Ordinarily I would get up one or two times, but when I can't sleep, about every hour I think "I'll just go to the bathroom, then if I fall asleep, maybe I'll sleep a lot longer." Finally at 6:00 a.m. I figured I may as well get up, after all, it wasn't doing me any good to lay in bed.
This has been happening on a fairly regular basis ever since our summer home burned down. My mind is just too busy at night, and I can't get it to turn off. I will lay there in the darkness and go through an exquisitely detailed project that I might consider doing. Nice to have good ideas come to me that way, but you can't live without sleep. And I read the other day if you don't get at least 6 hours of sleep, it is very unhealthy. And I used to sleep 9 or more hours each night, plus I would take a nap.
Yesterday I got up at 5:45 -- was active all day, and didn't even take a nap! And about 10:00 I decided to watch a TV show and normally that makes me drowsy, and I was already yawning my head off. Didn't work ~~ so I watched another. Still no shut eye, but I turned off the lights and thought any minute I would fall asleep. Didn't.
But here's another strange thing: No Sleep -- but I'm bursting with energy! So far I have rearranged the furniture in two rooms, vacuumed, polished furniture and cleaned glass - made beds and wondering what I want to do next!