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No Sleep ~~ But full of energy!


Monday, May 05, 2014

emoticon 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! emoticon
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VITCHY-VICKI 5/7/2014 6:42AM

    a few nights of that is not bad and one of these nights you will get all the sleep you need maybe read a book in bed then when you fall asleep thinking of the book story you will get back on track - any way it works for me hope you get some sleep soon
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4_MY_LIFE 5/6/2014 10:34PM

    Keep a notebook beside your bed. When your mind doesn't shut down, write down your thoughts. It will clear your mind and hopefully, allow you to sleep.

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ROSAMARCELLE 5/6/2014 2:47AM

    I've been there myself, so I know what it feels like. Hope you can get some sleep soon. emoticon

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ARTJAC 5/6/2014 12:58AM

    i don't like nights when i can't sleep so i know what you are going through and nothing seems to help hope you have a good sleep tonight emoticon

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ICECUB 5/5/2014 7:44PM

    I COULD USE SOMME OF YOUR ENERGY. WHEN I CAN'T SLEEP I GET UP AND MENTALLY DECORATE MY ROOMS, CHANGES I WOULD MAKE IF I HAD THE MONEY. ALSO I READ IF YOU CAN'T SLEEP GET UP AND GET REALLY COLD(I GUESS AIR CONDITIONER) THEN GET BACK IN BED AND COVER UP. HOPE THIS HELPS.

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WHITNEYTEACHER 5/5/2014 7:12PM

    As we get older I think our sleep requirements change. If there is a situation you're dealing with or something you're trying to find the solution to a problem you might as well give up, your mind will wind out over your body. Because of Rod's back problems and my arthritis we rarely can stay in bed after 4:00 am, we don't set an alarm or anything, it just is too uncomfortable by then to stay in bed. We go to bed by 9:00 and almost always take a nap (30 - 60 minutes) in the afternoon though. It's hard to sleep when your mind is going a million miles a minute and hard to get it to stop. When we were getting ready to move we often would get up at 1:00, sometimes even earlier because we both were awake and couldn't see the point of just staying in bed. As things calmed down our sleep schedule improved. I usually try a cup of herbal tea and read for awhile, sometimes it helps, sometimes not. I'd say you should sleep when you're tired and don't try to force yourself if you're not, eventually your body will realize it's tired and you'll fall asleep without a problem.

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CAROLMAID 5/5/2014 6:39PM

    Wow! That's a lot of doing for a night of sporadic sleep. Who knows where the energy came from but whatever!!!!! LOL just accept it as a gift and hope it doesn't come back to bite you in the behind tomorrow! Even if it does, wellllll, the house has already been arranged and shined to spic and span. so no worries! Glad you had a good day!

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LIS193 5/5/2014 6:38PM

    Make the most of your energy.. you will wear yourself out and then have a good night's sleep or at least a good nap in the afternoon!
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DALID414 5/5/2014 5:29PM

    I didn't get much sleep last night and am a total zombie today! (No heavy lifting, for sure!)

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OLDERDANDRT 5/5/2014 4:49PM

    Bless your heart! I haven't been sleeping too well, either, but me brain isn't busy, it's just hot. Then I sleep too long into the morning. Sure wish we had central air!! I also wish your contractors would get their butts in gear for y'all!! Sheesh! I'll be praying God gives them a proper sense of urgency on that matter!!!
Take care and I wish you a good, long, restful night's sleep!!! (((HUGS)))

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VICKI-B-N-FLA 5/5/2014 4:30PM

  I know how it is to not be able to sleep at night. Happens to be a lot and drives Bob nuts. A couple of things you could try: drink a cup of herbal tea about 30 minutes before you're ready to lay down and you might try taking a Tylenol PM. They help me most nights. Even if I don't get a full nights sleep, I'll manage to get 4-5 hours and that's better than none at all. emoticon

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KST1969 5/5/2014 4:18PM

    Wow! Go get em!

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