Thank Goodness for a Full Night of Sleep
This is probably not a very exciting post today, but I'm busy so it has to be a quick one. They're actually expecting me to *gasp* work today, so I only have a quick second to post.
So, anyway, I've been having a problem with insomnia again lately. It's almost literally driving me nuts. It also seems that I passed it on to Aaron - Insomnia: it's catching in my house, so stay away. Aaron's been stressed about the not sleeping thing too, which I think makes insomnia a self-fulfilling prophecy. The more we worry about it the more likely we are to experience it.
So anyway, last night Aaron looked at me and told me that he had never seen me look more tired than I did right then. I guess I must have looked pretty tired because it seems that I'm always tired and looking that way. I've been struggling to stay up until at least ten o'clock so that hopefully I'll sleep better, but it hasn't really been working. I made it to ten last night, then took a sleeping pill (which I only take as a last resort or when I have a bunch of meetings the next day, which is what happened today) and fell fast asleep.
Of course, then I woke up at one having to go to the bathroom. I've been waking up at one just about every night to go to the bathroom and then I usually can't fall back asleep. I've even limited how much I drink during the day and especially the evening to prevent this. It doesn't work.
Well, after I woke up at one I laid back down and then my next thought was, gee, why can't I seem to fall back asleep? So I looked at the clock again to see what time it was. It was 4:30. I had fallen back asleep, but just didn't realize it. I fell right back asleep after that thought too and slept till the alarm went off.
So all in all it was a decent night sleep. Finally. Too bad it was peppered with moments of wakefulness and strange dreams (one of which freaked Aaron out so much when I told him about it that I swore I would never speak of it again). I have yoga tonight so that should help relax me so I can sleep at least as well as I did last night. Here's hoping tonight is even better.