Thursday, August 9, 2007

no sleep till Brooklyn

Hey, it's Thursday and I haven't had a good night sleep in uh, crap, I don't know since when. Maybe last Saturday? I'm tried, cranky, and my eyes are so swollen that they hurt. Did I mention that I'm cranky? Jparks can tell you all about it as he's been catching the full force of said crankiness.

Normally, when I have trouble sleeping it's the falling asleep part that's the hurdle. But I'm currently falling asleep with no problem. Head meets pillow and I'm out. But this lasts maybe an hour and then I'm awake. I can make myself fall back asleep, but then an hour or two later, I'm awake again. Fun! This continues all night which means that I'm pretty squirmy, and that makes Lily squirmy, and that wakes jparks up. We are quite the happy bunch right now.

If I couldn't fall asleep I would just take a couple of Tylenol PM's and be done with it. But for not staying asleep, I'm at a loss. I can't really pinpoint any thing that's waking me up. Last night the fan was making a noise that was bothering me. But if it had been loud it would have woken jparks (he's a crazy light sleeper) and he slept through it. So maybe, in my desperation to blame the lack of sleep on something, I was imagining it louder than it really was. The couple of nights before that I seem to remember having nightmares that woke me up, but I don't really feel like I can blame them. After waking up because of them once, I don't remember the nightmares continuing, therefore not to blame.

I told jparks that I was going to check into a hotel for a night, far away from a dog that freaks out at night and a husband that sleeps at weird angles. Right now a big king size hotel bed sounds delightful. oh god, the sleep. I want the sleep. Please give me the sleep.


  1. Hey maybe you're pregnant, 'cause I have the same sleep patterns. So I covet a thermopedic king sized bed. Sigh but they're like $3000!

  2. When we went mattress shopping I would not even let jparks sit on a thermopedic mattress. He has a tendency to want the most expensive version of whatever we are buying and I didn't want to spend that much of a mattress.

  3. I made the mistake of lying on one... they are so wonderful. You should just go and test one out without him and see.

  4. Yeah, but I've heard that those thermopedic beds are *hot* to sleep on ... temperature hot. Eeewwww.

    Are you on the diet coke? I drink too much of that stuff and I have heart palpitations and stuff. Seriously. Drink water, exercise, watch the caffeine.

  5. I just went through a similar insomnia pattern, so I can commiserate. I started getting acupuncture, and I'm getting lots of good, long sleeps now. I still haven't decided if it's the acupuncture working, or if I finally got so exhausted that I can't help but sleep!

  6. I went to an acupuncturist about a year ago for a few months. I really loved it and felt so much better after my sessions with her. Unfortunately I changed jobs and she was too far away to keep seeing. Maybe I'll check into finding one closer.

    pam, I've really cut most of the caffeine I used to consume out of my diet. And I try not to drink any too late in the day. And I sleep hot anyway so maybe a "hot" bed would not be the best idea for me.