Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Insomnia

I went to bed last night around 11:30 and then at 1:00 I woke up and spent the next hour tossing and turning and tossing and turning. And tossing and turning. Wide awake and with my brain working overtime. Not that I was thinking about anything really important. Just thinking. About anything and everything. Some of it silly or odd. Ah, the brain of the introvert...

Don't let the cute face and googly eyes fool you.
At 2:00 AM, I realized that sleep was not going to come. Maybe if I read awhile? That usually does it for me. But I didn’t want to turn on a light and disturb the most amazing man in the world who was snoring up a storm. Lucky bugger. So I grabbed the book on my nightstand and headed down to the family room. Our couch is pretty comfy and occasionally I lie down on it to read on a rainy afternoon. And inevitably doze off. I was hoping the same would happen this time. So with a good book in hand and with my needy cat, Mocha, snuggled up against me, I eventually...after an hour or so...finally...oh the relief...I was so exhausted by then...fell asleep.

For only a couple of hours.

Because pesky sweet Mocha decided at 5:00 in the morning that it was time to be fed and she meowed like her life depended on it!

It’s. Going. To. Be. A. Very. Long. Day.

Do you ever have trouble with insomnia?

35 comments:

  1. Caffeine if you drink it will help you get through the day :) I do suffer from insomnia from time to time. I do envy those that can sleep like a baby, no matter what age they might be. I also envy those that can take afternoon naps :)

    betty

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    1. I used to sleep soundly until the menopause years came along! Now I'm just happy sleeping for a few hours straight.

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  2. Wow, I am sorry you're having a rough patch of sleep here. Hoping today your day does feel so long
    and that you have a restful bit of sleep tonight.

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  3. I sometimes have difficulty sleeping if I have been overstimulated that day, for example, social activities, or if I am bothered by some challenge. It must be introvert related.

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    1. Could be, Christine. And I'm like that, too. If I'm overstimulated, I'll have trouble sleeping. No doubt about that.

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  4. Maybe you will sleep twice as good tonight.

    Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Welcome to the second half of life, Martha! :)

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    1. Don't I know it, Francie?!! Every since menopause found me, sleeping soundly every night is history!

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  6. oh yes, and this last week has all been because of jet lag. but who's complaining as I had the most wonderful time traveling :)

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    1. I wouldn't mind lacking sleep because of traveling! Looking forward to hearing more about your trip.

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  7. Reading, a great cure for insomnia. Greetings!

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  8. Oh, Martha, as a frequent insomniac, you have my complete sympathy!

    I'm home (after eight hours of flying yesterday), and I actually had a long sleep last night. I've been nursing my morning coffee and catching up on your recent posts. At least now I'm home and have consistent internet, so maybe I can stay caught up for a while.

    So many chuckles and chortles that are tickling my funny bone!

    I'm sure that you and hubby will get through this busy month and sell your home quickly. My sister Bertie and her husband were putting their home up for sale on August 31st in Calgary. It got pre offers and sold on the 30th for the price they wanted. I'm not sure that the for sale sign even got up on the lawn. So hopefully yours will sell quickly too. They filled two and one half dumpsters of things no longer needed. Easier, simpler is the way to go! Why waste precious time on taking care of a bigger house?

    I've got to remember to say no without explaining! Not quite there yet.
    I have Neanderthal genes which National Geographic's Genome project found when it analyzed my DNA. Tracing our genetic heritage is fascinating.

    G for Generosity! You couldn't have found a better word!

    Get a good sleep tonight! Hugs!

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    1. That is great about your sister's home. I wish it could be the same way for us but I think it'll take a little longer; hopefully not too long! Most homes that are sold for fair market value sell within a reasonable amount of time around here. The ones that ask for ridiculous amounts stick around forever. One of our neighbours down the street found that out the hard way. The house was listed at almost $100,000 higher than what it should have been listed at. And it didn't move. So many open houses and it just stayed on the market. Buyers are not stupid and they won't pay a home that much money when they can find another similar one cheaper. Anyhow, over the course of a year, the excess amount was dropped and the house was finally sold. Lesson learned. We're going to be reasonable and list at the price it should be listed. And hopefully be out of here as quickly as possible. I'm excited about moving into a much smaller home that will not require as much work!

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    2. Bertie and Peter definitely priced theirs to sell and it did. And, oops, the month was July not August! My friend Dee swears that your house will sell faster if you bury a statue of St. Joseph under your house. I thought that was nuts, but I did the last time and our house sold right after ~ and I'm not even Roman Catholic! LOL!

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    3. That is really interesting about the statue. Whatever works, I say!

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  9. Sorry about your lack of sleep. Hopefully you'll be able to make up for it tonight!

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  10. I've had almost no trouble since I married Daisy. I guess making sure I don't wake her up makes me try harder to go to sleep. But if it takes more than an hour to go to sleep, I take a sleep aid.

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    1. I used to sleep like a rock every night but as I get older, insomnia is something that happens now and again.

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  11. I am a poor sleeper. I get up and stretch. It seems to cure the tossing and turning.

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    1. You are right. When I'm tossing and turning, I also find that getting up to stretch helps.

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  12. Hope you have a wonderful sleep tonight ... I'd offer to sing you a lullaby but think my voice wouldn't be much better than Mocha waking you up with her meowing ...

    Sleep Well

    All the best Jan

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    1. Hahaha...I had a good laugh with this, Jan. Thanks! And I slept very well last night. Thank goodness for that!

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  13. I've found over the last year or so that the later I go to bed the better I sleep. When I hit the sheets around 10:30 I tossed and turned for hours, if I go between midnight and 2am, then I have physically worn myself out enough that I'm asleep within minutes. Especially since it's winter and I get into an electric blanket warmed bed that makes me doze right off. I get a good 6-8 hours sleep.

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    1. You have found a way that works for you. I'm a very early riser, so sleeping around 2 AM would have me sleeping for about three to four hours a night!

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  14. Introverts indeed had the same kind of night, I slept 2 hours straight and that was it...of course then I have had 2 coffees but still I might try to go cuddle with any cats still on my bet....

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    1. I hope you got some more rest, Lorraine. We certainly need more than a couple of hours!

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  15. Oh yes, me and sleep have a troubled relationship! It is a good night if it takes me 45 minutes to fall asleep, unfortunately with Baby Bananaface in the picture if it takes longer than that I end up getting maybe an hour or 20 minutes of snooze between feedings? It ain't pretty. Thank goodness he's not a morning person/baby! Hope you have some better nights soon!

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    1. PS that picture is adorbs!

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    2. I remember those baby years so well! Lucky for me, both my girls slept through the night very quickly. But one of them was definitely a morning baby! Well, you can't have everything :)

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