Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Sleeping "Habits"?

I'm hoping to be asleep soon but I am not tired yet. I was getting in bed but I couldn't lay still so I got up and figured I'd write something while waiting for the sleeping pill to kick in.

I have been dealing with these sleep problems for quite a while now and my doctor gave me a prescription to help me sleep. I don't take it every night, only when it gets too bad and I NEED to get a night's sleep. The last time I took one was weeks ago. Now it is time again.

I have gotten no more than 5 hours sleep a night for the past week or two. I say no more than 5 hours but it has probably been averaging a little under 4 real hours of sleep. That is not enough.

Luckily I only have to make it through tomorrow and then I have some time off work. I booked this Thursday and Friday off work at the start of January. Little did I know how timely it would be.

Of course there are times I get more sleep. There are days on the weekend when I can't seem to do anything but sleep. I get to sleep about 2-3AM, wakeup about noon and manage to climb out of bed around 3PM.

I don't like this. It pretty much kills off my weekend. There's not much you can do when you are in bed for most of the day and don't feel up to being in a crowded bar at night. I've been trying to change this and get into a reasonable sleep pattern seven days a week. I'm sure I'll let you know how it goes.

For now, let try climbing into bed again and see how that sleeping pill is working now.

Peace and Pleasant Dreams to all.


  1. I feel your unhappiness with not being able to "have the normal life" as everyone else. To no one's surprise there is no such thing. There is only what we perseeve to be normal in our own minds.
    As far as the not being able to sleep, I have my bouts with this issue and from my experence your mind and body will tell you when your tired and when it's time to sleep. Believe me, you will end up with the "normal" sleep patterens when you least expect it. Don't look for them, they will find you. Until then my friend, may you take this journey and remember that there are people that take this journey with you.

  2. A big part of the problem is that my body is telling that I am tired and it is time to sleep but there is something that is stopping me from getting a good night's sleep once I get into bed.

    But still... I thank you for the comment and the support. I will be posting more on this as things progress.