So, lately I have really been suffering from my insomnia. I adjusted pretty well during the past week when my boyfriend had left town to visit family. Sleep came fairly easy.
Now that he is back, I have to adjust to him being in the bed. Until then- I am playing a risque game of cat and mouse with my sleep.
I should have enlightened you to this days ago, but I must admit that I was hoping to get past it within the past few days and present you with a truly positive post.
But days have gone by, and I still roam my house all night long.
I don’t think that 9.5 hours of sleep in four days is the healthiest.
(I resisted the urge very much to put “#YOLO” at the end of that last sentence. I chose against it, to avoid jumping on the pop culture bandwagon. But- by telling you that- I was able to write it anyway and get away with it. Mwahhaahahhaaaaaaaaaaaa!)
When I lose sleep I tend to get very anxious. This has a lot to do with the fact that I usually jolt awake in panic after only one hour of rest. But when that happens I correlate losing sleep with anxiety attacks and I begin avoiding going to bed. Let the Cycle begin…
The pressure that this adds to the simple task of sleeping- is exhausting. Yes, so exhausting that I sit here with my eyes half open and bags so big under my eyes that a horde of Stepford Wives couldn’t even shop enough to fill them.
Now, since I am on day 5 of next to no sleep, I am beginning to get so tired that I’m hoping at some point I will just pass out. I don’t know how many 3am walks or yoga sessions I can take anymore.
The 867 sleeping pills I have downed in the past 24 hours aren’t even strong enough to outweigh my own thought keeping me awake. I swear if I was this strong physically and emotionally (in a positive setting) as I am mentally- my life would be so much easier.
I am attempting to stay positive about this. I haven’t seen a sunset in ages, but I have recently witnessed 5 in a row. I get to say goodbye to my little brother as he treks off to the bus. I have also been given the opportunity to learn that absolutely nothing is on TV before the hours of 10am. That is invaluable knowledge, dammit.
Who needs sleep with all those perks?!
I have also learned a valuable lesson: To be upfront with you all about what is happening, rather than waiting for things to turn out well so we can celebrate together.
Never again. Promise!
- Why Whole30? (kellycf8848.wordpress.com)
- Sleep – necessary evil or avoidable? (gazingahead.wordpress.com)
- To sleep, or not to sleep? That is the question. (babyontheboob.wordpress.com)
- THE ZZZZs HAVE IT (colormywords.wordpress.com)
- Sleep (justathoughtsam.wordpress.com)