It started on Thursday when I had a nightmare that I had gotten shot in the head and jparks wouldn't take me to the hospital. Except I wasn't really shot in the head so much as I woke up, in my dream, with a hole in the back of my head and I assumed I had been shot. Jparks told me that "No, if you wake up with a hole in your head you haven't been shot. You're fine and you just have to live with it." I spent the rest of the dream poking at the hole and suggesting that maybe I should you know, have someone like a doctor look at it. It's safe to say that I woke up in a cold sweat and pissed off at jparks.
Since then my nights have only gotten worse. Friday night I had dreams of earthquakes (no doubt because we had one that night). From Saturday night I don't remember specific dreams, just that I tossed and turned all night and never seemed to really sleep. Finally we hit Sunday and I thought for sure I would sleep like a rock.
On Sunday I went for my long run and, to motivate myself during it, I kept chanting "You'll finally sleep tonight." I got home that evening and was exhausted. I showered, ate dinner (and then a cinnamon roll and maybe part of a cookie. stop judging me), and headed to bed. Yes, I know all that sugar couldn't have helped the no sleeping situation, but shouldn't a day of running and not much sleep in the three prior days cancel out the sugar?!? Apparently not.
Last night was the same situation, jparks and I got in bed and I listened as he fell asleep. After 30 minutes I honestly thought about waking him up, but figured why bother; I was too tired to have sex and too cranky to have a conversation, so I let him be. God, I should have woken him up just so he could suffer too.
Today I have bags under my eyes. Big, black bags that are so attractive I don't know how random strangers are resisting approaching me to make out with them. My head feels like it's in a fog and I would slap a puppy if it meant I could take a nap. I'm hoping tonight my body finally cries "uncle!" and I get to sleep. To stack the odds a bit more in my favor, I'm going running this evening. I'm going to run until I can't take another step, in the hopes that the extra bit of exercise will guarantee tiredness. And so help me, if this doesn't work I might just hit myself in the head with a frying pan.
Or do you have some sleep inducing trick that works like a charm and that you're willing to share? Please, save me from one more sleepless night and from the pain of a frying pan slap. And by sharing it, you save yourself from one more rambling post where I whine incoherently about not sleeping. See, we all win.