Thursday, April 24, 2008

Sleepless in Portland

This has got to stop. It's one thing to have occasional sleepless nights, but habitually waking up at 1 or 2 and not being able to go back to sleep is ridiculous. It screws up my whole day! How can I do anything when I'm having to keep my eyes propped up with toothpicks all day? Sure, I've been getting a lot of writing done, but I have other things that need to be accomplished. Like running kids around. Cooking and cleaning. Appointments. Articles.

In my effort to get healthy (and lose about 30 pounds before nationals:) I've been drinking a lot of water, so I get up more at night than I used to. But I have always been able to go back to sleep. I used to have a gift for sleep, dammit. I used to be able to fall asleep anywhere at any time. Those days are gone.

I think this might be cyclical, having to do with my hormones, because when I do have sleepless nights it's always around this time, but it has never been night after night like this.

On the upside, DECK is coming along beautifully.

8 comments:

PJ Hoover said...

But at least your getting the writing done! Have fun with the water thing. I need to do this also!

The (Mis)Adventures of a Single City Chick said...

I swear by Tylenol PM. I don't take it regularly, but when I do, it knocks me out for the whole night, without a sleep hangover in the morning. Worth a shot. Sweet dreams!

Jaci Burton said...

heh. my blog today is about my insomnia. maybe we should call each other in the middle of the night ;-)

Mrs. Annie said...

I always envied your ability to sleep.

keri mikulski :) said...

That sucks. Did you try eating a lot of turkey? :)

Amy Addison said...

Hugs, Teri. I've had periods where I've gone for months with insomnia, and it really does start to throw everything off.

I hope you get it figured out soon, so you can get a good night's rest.

Kerry Blaisdell said...

I fall asleep easily, but if I wake up in the middle of the night, I generally can't get back to sleep. Tylenol PM (aka Benadryl) helps with that, but I can't take it while on my daily allergy meds. I feel for you!

Congrats on DECK, and good on you for getting healthy!!

Gerb said...

Aw, Teri. No fun. I hope you get some sleep soon! If the insomnia strikes again tonight, though...

You've just been tagged for a meme! The pertinent info is on my blog. http://lindagerber.blogspot.com/

Ciao!

Linda