An experiment begins
Monday, July 23, 2018
My sleep has been disordered for a while now. I have been resisting taking anything for it besides vitamin therapy as I despise feeling foggy or sedated when I wake up in the morning. (I spent most of my 20s and early 30s in a medication fog, so I refuse to go back there!). A number of people of given anecdotal information on melatonin however, and after discussions with my doctor and pharmacist I decided to give it a try... now, I have only taken it one night, and I am taking a fairly low dose, but I did sleep about one hour longer, and without waking up repeatedly.... and I was able to wake up fairly clear headed this morning (as much as any morning...). So, I think I will continue this experiment. It is a simple enough solution if it really works. I am just not sure if I simply reached a point of total exhaustion... and that’s why I slept, or if the melatonin truly had the desired effect? Hence the need to continue the experiment. It did sort of mess with my normal 3am run schedule, as I slept until 4am! But I had decided last night to take this morning off from the more intense cardio, so it’s all good. Rest days (or active recovery days) are important too! Sometimes I have to remind myself of that fact... lol...
We have a chance of pop up thunderstorms today from midday through the evening. No guarantees, just a 50 percent chance most of the day... we could use more rain.
Today is my best friend’s birthday. She is having a small party (basically her family and me), and the menu is pizza. Ummm... pizza is addictive for me... I can’t eat just one slice... I cannot. I have tried. So I will plan my food for the day accordingly... knowing I have this coming up tonight. Really I should probably just eat the toppings and skip the crust entirely, but pizza is one instance when I actually enjoy bread... mmmmmm, yummy... makes me smile. That reminds me... I need to wrap her presents! Eeep! Slacker here! Gotta go do that now.
Hope y’all have a great day!