spiderdust: (ghost)
Home, safe and sound. Just recovering from the vacation now.

groggy

Jun. 24th, 2005 11:49 pm
spiderdust: (bedtime)
It's nearly midnight, so it's time for me to be sleepy, pills or no pills.

I have a feeling that tomorrow will be... interesting. Saturdays at Trader Joe's always stress me out. If I ever go postal at work, it will be on a Saturday, guaranteed.

Well, maybe on a Monday morning, but a Saturday would be most likely.

At least I know the coffee will be made.
spiderdust: (anger)
I don't think I like this new medication at all.

This is supposed to help me sleep, and therefore help my pain management? I don't consider waking up every hour and being too revved up to sleep deeply to be improved sleep. Heck, I got better sleep with melatonin and kava, and I can't do those now (nor are they good to do continuously).

Now I'm tired, cranky, VERY AWAKE, and have extra aches to boot. Feh.
spiderdust: (bedtime)
When I start doing Google searches for Typhoid Mary, the Illuminati, Calamity Jane, Lewis Carroll, Albert Pike, Jack the Ripper, and the founder of the Christian Scientists... it's time to go to bed.

exhaustion

Feb. 13th, 2005 08:03 pm
spiderdust: (bedtime)
I don't care how early it is, I'm completely wiped out. Since I work at 8 in the morning, I think I might just go to bed.
spiderdust: (hmmm...)
I've discovered lately that my body seems to actually require 10 hours of sleep, as opposed to the standard 8 hours we believe the average person needs, and the 6-7 hours I often give it.

I don't know if it's just a 10 hour requirement for the winter, or if it's a year round thing; I'll have to keep taking notes. However, it doesn't seem to matter if I wake up once or twice during the night, as long as I get those 10 hours. It may mean that I have to reprioritize some things in my schedule (although I still don't know how I'm going to manage Tuesday nights/Wednesday mornings any differently) to make sure that I'm actually allowing myself to get enough sleep.
spiderdust: (sunlight)
http://www.sciencenews.org/pages/sn_arc99/9_25_99/bob2.htm

"When prohibited from using artificial light from dusk until dawn, people who formerly slumbered in solid blocks of time begin to sleep in two periods separated by an hour or two of quiet rest and reflection."

Interesting.

bone-weary

Jan. 12th, 2005 06:07 pm
spiderdust: (ghost)
My either my sleep schedule is horribly screwed up, or I've had a serious drop in energy lately. I just woke up from my second nap of the day.
spiderdust: (thoughtful)
I think I might want to read this book.

(And yes, I'm aware of the irony of posting about this at 12:37am.)
spiderdust: (sleep deprivation)
I came home from work today and fell asleep around 5:00pm. Around 12:30, [livejournal.com profile] nexushoratio and [livejournal.com profile] ldyicefire came to bed and accidently disturbed me and woke me up. Since I had gotten nearly 7 straight hours of sleep, I'm now wide awake.

Tomorrow's going to be interesting...
spiderdust: (gish)
Free time? What's that??
Days off?? What are those??
A full night's sleep? That's just crazy talk!!

Off to bed I go, only to get up and go back to work in 5 hours so I can train the new person we just (thankfully) hired.

I can't win

Feb. 5th, 2004 02:04 am
spiderdust: (bedtime)
Exhausted from the pain, spacey from the meds, yet awake from the pain & disoriented from the meds.
And I have to go back to work tomorrow. :(
spiderdust: (gish)
All of my joints ache.
My head hurts.
My muscles are sore.
I'm exhausted.
I have to be up at 4am.

But guess what? My body won't turn off! I've been in bed since 8:30pm, tossing & turning, reading, watching TV, lying in darkness... still awake.

*grumblerumblegurgleroar*

At least the clocks get turned back an hour tonight. That gives me a slightly better chance at getting a bit of sleep.
spiderdust: (gish)
Why is it that whenever I have to be up early, I can't sleep? All day I was exhausted... so exhausted, that when I stretched out to read a book this afternoon, I fell asleep & had to be woken up so I wouldn't be late for the movie. I sat exhausted through the South Bay Poly meeting. I sat exhausted through dinner afterwards. And now here it is, nearly 3am, and I'm wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiide awake.

I tried to avoid this. I tried watching something mindless & not particularly interesting on TV. I took melatonin. I turned off the TV and tried reading. I put the book away & turned off the book lamp and tried to just lie in the dark & let my mind wander. Nothing seems to be working.

I'm going to be exhausted at work tomorrow, and I'm working during a pretty busy shift. I'm also still fighting this stupid cold/sore throat thingie, and I'm sure my lack of decent sleep hasn't helped.

Bleh.

*sneezes*
spiderdust: (Default)
This is ridiculous.

I'm supposed to work at 6am, which means that I have to get up at 5am. I went to bed at 9:30, but forces (and cats) have decided to keep me up tonight. It's now 1:30am. I have to be up in 3 1/2 hours and I've had maybe an hour of sleep at the most.

Where are those sheep from the Serta commercial when I need them?
spiderdust: (Default)
Since I was still lying awake in bed at 6am, watching the room get lighter and lighter, I decided to get up. At 1st I thought that I'd get an early & industrious start to my day, but my body seems to have other plans. *grump* As soon as I came into the living room, I started getting that someone-is-squeezing-my-chest feeling that I've been having lately, and had to sit down.

(And before anyone panics: no, I'm not having a heart attack. I think it's stress related & it usually passes fairly soon. Kinda bothersome though.)

I imagine the Munchkin will be up soon. I'll have to make her a nice breakfast. Maybe I'll take her for a walk later & then we can both take a nap this afternoon. Yeah... that sounds nice. I wonder if it will work? Young children have a way of altering plans. ;)
spiderdust: (blue)
Why can't I sleep? I'm tired of wandering around like a zombie all the time.
Valerian doesn't really work for me. Kava helps some, but I end up sleeping without dreaming... sometimes that's a good thing, but I end up all groggy and stoned in the morning. Not exactly the goal I'm after.

I used to write a lot when I couldn't sleep.
Maybe I should try that again. Might break me out of my writer's block.
~~

Deep in the bosom of the gentle night,
Is where I search for the light,
Pick up my pen and start to write,
I struggle a fight,
Dark forces in the clear moonlight without fear,
Insomnia.

I can't get no sleep.

~from "Insomnia" by Faithless
spiderdust: (Default)
My, it seems that I was just a wee bit tired when I made those journal entries this morning.

Around 6am, Munchkin was still up and wide awake, and I was starting to see Christmas trees doing the can-can on my desk and lemurs cleaning my kitchen. I woke up Nexus and [livejournal.com profile] ldyicefire & told them I couldn't take it anymore, so one of them needed to take over the shift right then. I had been trying to hold out for 8am so they could get as close to a full night's sleep as possible, but as you can see from my entries, there was no way I was going to make it to 8.

I don't like to leave a child unsupervised (especially one that can open front doors and climb onto the kitchen counters) while I sleep... it's just not something I'm comfortable doing. I know other parents who might have handled a similar situation differently than I did, and that's fine; different things work best for different families. It just would have been hard for me to just go to bed at 3am, leaving my 4 year old to wander the apartment on her own, and I think [livejournal.com profile] ldyicefire & Nexus wouldn't have been comfortable doing that either (not to mention I had thought she would nod off back to sleep after about 15 minutes in front of a video... how wrong I was!).

We've all slept some now & things seem better. Munchkin is once again awake, bright & perky, but at least it's at a realistic hour.
spiderdust: (Default)
Blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah, blah blah blah, blah -- blah blah -- blah blah blah blah. Blah blah blah blah?? Blah blah blah...

Blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah.

Blah blah blah blah?

BLAH!!
spiderdust: (Default)
If I have no more than 4 hours of sleep, I can function & do reasonably well.

If I have between 5 hours or 9 hours, I can't function.

If I have 9 hours or more, I'm ok, as long as I don't have over 12 hours (however, my getting 12 straight hours of sleep is pretty much unheard of, so it's not even worth worrying about).

If I have less than 4 hours of sleep, it's much more difficult to function than having no sleep at all, unless this is a nap. I haven't quite figured out how the naps work yet, but they make me feel worse 90% of the time.

And I can't remember the last time I had uninterrupted sleep, much less the last time I had 9+ hours.

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