I can’t sleep – again. It’s been weeks since I have fallen asleep before 1 am. I lay in bed with my eyes closed for about an hour trying to convince myself that I am tired and need to fall asleep. About 11:30, I start looking at the clock wondering if the sandman will ever end up arriving. Usually around 12:30 I can’t take it any longer, and I grab a book or the tv remote. My eyes finally end up growing heavy around 1:30 or 2.
Tomorrow (or should I say Today ?) I have to get up early…in about 4 hours…because some crazy woman (me) made a 7 am dentist appointment for my kids. Maybe this forced early morning will end up being a good thing and get me to sleep before 1 am tomorrow night – I just hope it’s not 1 pm when I pass out.
I used to be a night owl in high school and college. I got my best studying done at night, but I could always get up and get through the day fairly unphased by my night owl ways. Now, I am a zombie most of the morning. I don’t drink coffee, and even if I did, I don’t know how much it would help. Caffeine doesn’t seem to affect me much. After this morning’s early appointment, I think I am going to try to get up early each morning this week. Maybe that will help me get back on track.
I think my pumpkin coach is finally arriving, so I am going to try to zzzzzzzzzzzzz…