been up since 3 am.....not happy

Monday, January 16, 2012

ug. I hate it when I can't sleep. My mind is racing with old memories, my heart jumps when I hear a noice, my eys burn and body aches, my teeth clench, I fidget...not fun. I think it's because of all the sleep I got when I had the flu. I could take a sleeping pill but it will just make me groggy for the rest of the day so I don't want to do that. I'm getting so despret I may try a glass of warm milk.

Isn't it wierd the things you think of when you can't sleep. Like I just spent a fair amount of time thinking "why does the milk have to be warm, why doesn't cold milk work?" I also tend to redisign my whole house in my mind when I can't sleep. Or if I hear a car I have to contemplate all the places they might be going. Sometimes I think of how golf is so much harder then it looks. You get the point, just odd stuff.

I'm sure being on sparks isn't helping, maybe some meditation or deep breathing, some stretching or that mild would be better. So I'm off, to think and drink.
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    Sleep can be very good when you're ill, but you're right it can throw the body's clock off. I use to workout or jump on the computer (both of which stimulate more than relax) and I've been doing better with both of them. Regardless of when I wake up, like you, my mind races full speed ahead. I hope the warm milk helped. Alternately, sometimes I sip on warm broth (the warmth is comforting) and I keep the lights real low (so my mind doesn't think I'm suppose to be!) Okay, that may sound strange but it helps me. and hopefully it can help you.

    2345 days ago
    I wake up at different times everyday day. Usually around 3 or 4 o'clock. Lucky if I get to wake up at 6 am. It used to bother me, but now I just get up and do the Sparkpeople thing.
    2345 days ago
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