Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Insomniacs Anonymous

Many of you know (from seeing me logged into Facebook, driving by my house after midnight and seeing lights on, or just seeing me walking the aisles of Wal-mart) I'm a night owl! But lately it seems that I've gone from being a night owl to just plain not being able to sleep. I can stay up all day, finally fall asleep around 3am and then be back up by 7 or 8am. I can blame it on a myriad of things -
1 - Geoff works nights 1-2 weeks a month, which makes it hard for me to sleep
2 - I've always been a night owl and therefore will remain a night owl, no matter how much sleep I get
3 - I have A LOT on my mind (i.e. the move to Colorado, the bills, the kids, etc etc etc)
4 - I get a heck of a lot more done at night when everyone is asleep, especially computer work (teaching schedules, emails, church work, etc)
5 - I hate to miss out on anything and so I enjoy catching up on all my friends on Facebook when the updates aren't pouring in every second

This list could go on and on but I'll spare you all the things on my mind. I wish I could sleep. I have always LOVED my sleep. I know I'm not lacking the sleep my body needs because as my siblings can attest, I'd be sick if I was. We all get sore throats and don't feel good when we are lacking. I have been lucky enough to grab a nap here and there but nothing worth losing a half a night's sleep over. And I've even cut down on my caffeine (I do love my Dr Pepper) later in the day to see if that's what it was. Nope. I'm just an insomniac and I know there are plenty of them out there. . . . I see them on Facebook! :)

What do you do when you can't sleep??

Stay TOONed . . .


Laurie M. said...

Sorry you can't sleep. Bryan has this same issue. Seems like it goes in cycles for him. He has several days when he sleeps well, then several where he might get a couple hours of sleep a night. Have you tried melatonin?

Lara said...

I am so with you Jenn. I haven't made it to bed before 1:30 at all this month, and that doesn't mean I actually sleep once I get there.

I did take melatonin for a while and it really helped. I just ran out and never bought more. Hmm. Perhaps I should run to the store!

Tiffini said...

It can be frustrating to go without sleep when you feel like you desperately need it!

However, there are other times when I know I'm running on little sleep, and oddly enough don't feel tired. I believe it's the Lord's way of giving us the capacity to fill all of the obligations we have in front of us. ...sounds like you have a lot right now.