Wednesday, December 1, 2010

sleep? what happened to our relationship?

I have always been a good sleeper.I could sleep all day. A while back I started to get sick. I was achy, bit of a sore throat,dizzy and headachy. So I would nap. I would nap for like 3 hrs. I thought..."my body must really need it." So there formed a habit. I mean I was a napper before. Not hours, but beautiful naps nonetheless. I started feeling better but was still napping...just not as long. Now my night time sleep is all screwed up and it's driving me crazy. I toss and turn all night. Yesterday I decided not to nap but my bed called me and I gave in. It really is THAT powerful. It's the best bed in the whole world. anyway....I decided to get some exercise in so that I would be tired and maybe cancel out that nap. I went to a step class put on by my friend. She tried to KILL me! I swear!!! I am so out of shape.....the cardio was murder. So I came home exhausted and happy that I might actually have a good night sleep.

No such luck. CRAPPY SLEEP. I often hear people comment on not being able to sleep and have always counted myself lucky that I could. Did I jinx it in some way? Was I too cocky with my sleep abilities? argh!Napping, and sleep in general, has always been the best luxury in the world to me. I officially extend an apology to the universe and pray that it will restore my wonderful ability to nap and still have a good night sleep!!!!! I am busy today and really have no time to nap so maybe I can turn this around. here's hoping ~ ! I'm starting to wonder if it's time to give up the naps. Somebody is trying to tell me something. I'm too old for napping now because someday that's all I will do? Either way i need to restore my night time sleep so I am going to try SUPER hard NOT to nap today! I'm just sayin' ~


  1. Hope you & sleep make up tonight ;)

  2. I have that problem too. SOme things that may help you...then again they may not...
    But make sure your room is completely dark. Take out digital clocks. Use a lavender scent or mask. The biggest thing that has made a difference for me is the advice I received from a sleep doctor. He said, " Most people stress out over lack of sleep. They think- it's 3 am I am going to be exhausted this morning. Surprisingly the body can get enough in a few hours. It can make itself adjust until you are sleeping regularly again. Instead of worrying about it- just think- if I even get an hour I will be ok. When you think like this- you stop tossing and turning- you just read, go outside and look at the stars, or lie peacefully and you end up getting more sleep than you thought you could."

    I have tried this. It works. I just think 'ah well. I will make it through another day with only one hour." And then suddenly I wake up with 7. It's not ideal- I function best on 9. But it's a start.

    I hope you find a way to get back on track.
    Sweet dreams:)

  3. I tried leaving a message with my iPhone and it was being hope you are sleeping:)

  4. You may try Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa ( i know alot of people use it, its also non alcoholic, though it's effectiveness is not as good as alcohol based cough medicine, but it's still good to use on not so serious scratchy throat.


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