“The best cure for insomnia is to get a lot of sleep.” W. C. Fields
How can a person with narcolepsy have insomnia? Well right now, I do. I have been working crazy hours and it has messed up my sleep habits. Its 2am and I am wide awake. I read a little; out of two different books, played a little spider solitaire, laid quietly in the dark and read through twitter. Not even the slightest bit of drowsiness. For me, this is an unusual occurrence. It has happened before but it doesn’t happen very often.
I have thought about popping a benedryl or two. That usually works. But am trying to hold off on that unless it’s an emergency, like having to be @ work in the morning. What do others do when this happens? I think normal people take Tylenol pm or something. I don’t have any of those. It’s a good thing I don’t have to get up tomorrow morning or else I would be panicking about now. I would count sheep but I don’t know how. Maybe its just counting until you fall asleep. Well that’s just dumb.
As I lay here in the cool dark room praying for zzzzz’s, all I can think about is debts I owe, places I can apply for jobs, and most importantly how I am going to spend my money if I win the lottery. I wish there was a way that we could just flip a switch and shut down everything in our brain when we are supposed to go to sleep. It’s no wonder so many people wake up in the morning and feel so exhausted. Normally I can fall asleep anywhere and anyhow. Seriously. My daughter is the same way. But my part-time job has had me switching days to nights to days. I guess my internal clock is off.
The older I get the less still I sleep. Maybe its stress. Who knows. I am writing this while laying in the bed, on my droid. I can imagine that if you suffered on a regular basis of insomnia how dreadful that must be. It seems the harder you try to sleep the more awake you become. I have heard of the usual methods people use like, glass of warm milk, hot tea, a bath or reading a book. If I am in a hurry to sleep then I damn sure don’t wanna get out of the bed for any reason. Hopefully I will find a full-time job soon with a set schedule so this doesn’t last much longer. Sleep tight and sweet dreams…