Last night I had one of the worst sleeps of my life. How I got up and managed to get up and get to work is beyond me. I tossed and turned until 1:00 and slept fitfully off and on until 4:00 and that was it for sleep. At one point I was crying because I was so tired and couldn’t figure out how to straighten the sheets, a normal activity any other time but not when you haven’t slept. I did sleep straight for about an hour so I guess that was better than nothing. I came home from work and remembered I had booked a massage two weeks ago ago and then I cried with gratitude. My employer pays for 10 massages a year and I really needed one. Even after that I managed to go to my weight loss support group and I was down one pound. Seven more to goal. Yeah. Remember in December I was 2 pounds from goal? Never mind. I will get there eventually.

It is coming up 9:00 and I a so tired I can’t think anymore but I do want to thank all of you for your comments. I don’t share anything I share here in my everyday life. I would probably be committed if I did! Anyway, thank you for your wisdom and love. You have no idea how much it means to me.

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  1. Good for you with the weight loss. Yes you’ll get there. That’s the exact right attitude. Glad you scheduled that massage. Hope it helped you get a better night’s sleep.

  2. Sleep problems are difficult because they totally mess you up. I can’t function if I don’t get 8 or 9 hours of sleep a night. I get a headache and can’t concentrate even after one day of not sleeping. I hope you can get some good sleep in soon. One of the things that helps people with sleep is getting lots of exercise. You pretty much have to wear yourself out so you drop because you are too tired to do anything else but sleep. It works with kids really well but most adults don’t use this information to help them sleep better. I think I remember you saying that you have tried everything to sleep better so I’ll just send some good sleep energies your way.

  3. Not being able to sleep is about the lowest form of misery there is, especially for those of us who suffer from anxiety or depression because those sleeping hours are truly our only escape sometimes.
    I hesitate to suggest this because I’m sure so many people would think it wrong but have you ever tried simply taking one Benadryl before bed? Or a little while before you go to bed? It may not be the best thing to do but it can bring sleep and sometimes, needs must, as they say. At least it will let your brain shut off for awhile.

  4. I had a fitful sleep time also. I couldn’t get to sleep until almost 1:30 in the morning and when I fell asleep it was only for 20 minutes. I kept tossing and couldn’t get comfortable so I got up, got dressed and made some tea and Lucy and I watched the early news. This is the second night I’ve had very little sleep. Funny thing is, I’m not tired at all.

  5. Thankfully you had that massage! I’ve been shedding tears lately from lack of sleep too…watching over my dog is optional, but I just can’t leave him alone in the cage…I fall asleep on the couch for a few hours, then crawl up to bed when he’s safely snoring away…it’s shift-sleeping and I can’t stand it! I hope you sleep well tonight!

  6. Dear Birdie, thank you for posting that photo of Norbert sitting on the box. He has a regal demeanor!

    As to loss of sleep: that can be so debilitating. I find that when I do not get enough sleep, my thoughts become more negative about everything. Since I’m now retired, I can nap during the day. I so hope that you will catch up on your sleep in the next few days. Peace.

  7. Hugs to you my friend. My sleep lately has been sprinkled with one to two night sweat hot flashes sessions — a bit better since the Valerian, but still not perfect. I have to sleep downstairs where it’s cooler away from hubby.

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