17 January, 2012


It's true what they say - you don't know what you're missing until it's gone.

In the last two days, I have slept about four hours. I fall asleep in the wee hours of the morning, only to be awoken by my cat wanting to go out - then again an hour later when my husband goes to work. Insomnia has been something I've never really had trouble with until just within the last month or so... when I haven't konked-out until after 3:00am several nights in a row.

Every so often, I have a small trouble sleeping - not being able to shut my mind off and not drifting off until around 1:00am... and usually, if I have this trouble more than one night, I will ask my husband to switch sides of the bed with me - and it works! I don't know why, but it does.

Not so much the last week though. It has been getting increasingly bad and finally last night and the night before were the worst when collectively, I was able to sleep for about four hours.

This morning, I went to the doctor and had my T-levels tested in a blood test. I believe I'm going to jump back on the thyroid issue bandwagon... and start getting routine blood tests for a little while just to see what's up. My Dr. said that I even have good "sleep hygiene" - meaning that I'm not on the internet just before sleeping (i don't count using my phone to quickly check email and Facebook before sleep), we don't have a TV in our room, our room is dark, etc, etc, etc.

In the mean time, I have been doing a lot of reading for my 100 books goal. I pretty much read The Kite Runner  in two days, but marked it as three because technically I read the last chapter or two on the third day. Currently, I've begun A Wrinkle in Time which is quite enjoyable so far. I am not sure why I never read it in school - as I know many of my schoolmates did.
Thank goodness for my Kindle. It has been such a saving grace during this time of insomniatic zombieism.

I think/hope this week we'll start going back to the pool now that my stupid cough is gone. I had bronchitis! Did I tell you that? Yes. I had it for over a month and only just last week did my cough finally go away so I can go back to the pool without the fear of drowning during a coughing fit. Maybe that will tucker me out enough to sleep.

What do you do when you can't get to sleep? I'd love to hear any suggestions!


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