6.11.2010

Sleeping is overrated ...


I don't remember the last time I slept through the night. I am thinking it was at least one, if not two years ago. Really.

I wake up three to six times a night. Sometimes for a few minutes, other times for hours. It can take me several hours to fall asleep at night ... and I don't recall the last time I actually needed my alarm to wake me up. If I can take a nap, I average about sleeping for about 20 minutes. And, I do what I refer to as my fake asleep ... While asleep I can still hear conversations going on and know what is happening in my environment. I've been told it's actually kinda creepy.

My body tells me to wake up to any noise, smell, and difference in lighting.

January 31 - February 3 I slept a total of six hours.

I've tried earplugs.

I always sleep with a noise maker.

I have taken heavy-duty sleeping pills.

And I take Melatonin every night {it helps me fall to sleep quicker ... just not necessarily to stay asleep}.

My roommate, bless her heart, thought that this might help my ongoing struggle.


Attractive, no?


She said she looked for pink ones ... but couldn't find any. I guess turquoise will do.

At this rate, I figure if we kill off the majority of my senses while I sleep that maybe, just maybe I will be able to actually stay asleep. I guess if nothing else, I can survive that earthquake while blind now. I'll let ya know how it goes. :) Until then, sweet dreams to you!

5 comments:

Andrea said...

ooooooooooooooooh
i used to be that way for many years. . . well the at night not sleeping. not the fake sleep.
hope the "mask" helps.

Ruth Emmett said...

this is exactly what my 6 month old would describe as his recent sleeping habits...if he could talk.

hope you get some sleep soon!!!...and me too:)

Allison and Josh said...

Ahhh!! I am SO sorry!! I love sleep and I don't do very well without it!! Amazing I survived EFY for 3 summers... I hope you find a solution to your problem. Have you tried Ambien? That stuff is magic!

Dan and Laura said...

That's got to be frustrating! My sister takes Ambien and also loves it! At least you're still a high functioning person without it... Good luck!

Krystal said...

oh oh oh!! I saw a pink one at wal-mart just this week because I was thinking of getting one too... if it will help you sleep better, I will totally go buy it for you :) I know how awful it is to not be able to sleep... I am so not a fan. I have found that this past week has been the worst because I haven't had to work, so I stay up late and want to sleep in, and my body just can't handle it... I can't remember what it's like to just SLEEP... (and I have the same problem with naps... last month while I was so sick, I would be half-asleep all the time... still heard every conversation going on around me and could repeat them in detail.)

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