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Sleep Journal 1

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

I've decided to start a sleep journal, to try and track what is happening. Also, not so good at communicating.

I fell asleep in five minutes. Slept for 3 hrs 50 minutes. Woke 8 times during the night and was up and 3:30am. I hour before I need to wake. Last food was at about 8:30pm. 1/2 whole pita w/ 1/2 slice cheese. 2 glasses of red wine.

My sleep med was Nyquil, as it helps with allergies and sinus pain. I used to take a sedative. But, found I don't really sleep better with the pills. Going without, in fact resulted in better sleep the last week or so. Unfortunately, this week isn't going so well. Seems like any change will help for 1-2 weeks.

Exercise: 1 walk in AM ( a little daylight). 2nd walk in evening in the pitch dark. Sure missed the sunlight. Tried to focus on the beautiful starry night. Someone had Christmas lights already. Could hear bats. Not another soul walking their dog.

Feeling tired, small sinus headache, itchy eyes. Not looking forward to today as it is Tuesday. I go visit my Mom, and it will be a long day. I find visiting my Mom stressful. It is so hard to watch her deteriorate. This week, I begin bringing her laundry home with me. She can't manage to unload the dryer and turn off the alarm.

I also need to take out money from her bank account and put into her investment account, where the money will be safe and earn more for her. I understand this is what is best for her. It's what she would have done before the dementia. It's just that I will need to do it without her permission. She used to play the stock market as a hobby. She did pretty darn well too. Such big shoes to fill, don't know that I am qualified. Oh well, I will ask for help as needed.
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