You know how sometimes you hit on something you want to post about, because you need help, then in thinking through the post you figure out ways to solve your own problem thereby rendering your post null and void? That’s today’s post. Except I still want your input.
I struggle with insomnia.
Usually it pops up when I’m stressed about something. If it’s a short term stress I’ll be up thinking about it all night, so I know why I’m not sleeping. If it’s a long term stress however, I just don’t sleep. I may not necessarily know why I’m not sleeping, I just know that I’m getting next to none.
Last week was one of those weeks. I managed to get some sleep last night over at The Boy’s house, but for the 9 nights preceding it – nada. I am definitely looking and feeling a little worse for wear.
I’m not entirely certain what set off this particular spree of sleeplessness. My consumer debt is paid off, so it’s not like I have big bills looming. I’m happy with my job, and it’s fairly low stress at the moment, so I don’t think it’s that. It didn’t seem to matter if I had caffeine or sugar during the afternoon, so I don’t think that’s it. I’m at a bit of a loss.
I’m assuming it’s a bunch of little things I need to deal with. I’ll figure something out. Tonight I’m going to soak in a hot bath and go to bed early. I’m going to throw my homemade lavender eye pillow over my eyes to block out the sun. Hopefully that will help.
How do you deal with sleeplessness?
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