I wrote a post here about my steps to achieving a good nights sleep. My sleeping situation has changed since then (less interruption from children, more interruption from painsomnia) so it needed an update.
8:00 pm- Take muscle relaxant in order to aim for a 10:30 pm bedtime.
9:00 pm- Drink some sleepy time herbal tea in hopes to calm my brain
10:30 pm- Turn off light and tell myself I’m really going to fall asleep this time.
10:32 pm- Rotate because my side is hurting
10:35 pm- Rotate the other way
10:37 pm- Turn on heating pad to help with the pain
10:40 pm- Rotate again
10:45 pm- Realign the heating pad that has been moved around with all the rotating
10:50 pm- Remember that I forgot to sign my child’s field trip form. Get up, sign it and stick in the correct backpack.
10:55- Back in bed, PAIN
11:00 pm- Child comes wandering in claiming they can’t sleep. Patiently convince them to go back to bad.
11:10 pm- Child appears again. Not so patiently convince them back to bed.
11:15 pm- Remember I forgot to take some medication.
11:20 pm- Suppress sudden craving for mozzarella sticks
11:25 pm- Still thinking about mozzarella sticks
11:30 pm- Mozzarella sticks are really good at Sonic. Fast food is such a terrible industry, they really don’t pay more than minimum wage. America has some serious economic problems. I wonder who will be President next year? What if it’s Donald Trump? I will have to move to Canada, but Canada is cold and I hate being cold. I need a new winter coat, but it’s February and it’s like 80 degrees outside, so I probably won’t need one until next winter. Crap, I have to wear shorts for the next nine months. I hate shaving my legs so I can wear shorts. Hair is annoying. If I had blond hair I wouldn’t have to shave my legs so much. What would I look like as a blond? I’d look weird. It’s a good thing I wasn’t born a blond…
11:55 pm- Sudddenly realize it’s almost midnight and start panicking that I’m still awake.
12:00 am- PAIN. My body is the worst.
12:10 am- Almost asleep but then husband starts snoring, so I’m back awake.
12:12 am- Panda bears are so cute
12:15 am- Why does everything hurt so much?
12:20 am- I still want mozzarella sticks. What time does Sonic close?
12:25 am- FOCUS! YOU NEED TO SLEEP
12:30 am- Focusing on a calm river, a small breeze. I am relaxed. I am relaxed. I AM RELAXED
12:35 am- You know, I said something stupid to a friend a few weeks ago. I wonder if they are mad at me? Should I have said something different? Will they ever forgive me? Oh my goodness, is our friendship ruined FOREVER? What will I do if I don’t have any friends? I can’t live without friends! What if I’m alone FOREVER?
12:50 am- PAIN -> rotate again
1:00 am- BLESSED SLEEP
3:00 am- Woken up by husband’s snoring. PAIN -> rotate again
3:05 am – Who am I? What am I doing with my life? Why haven’t I done more with myself? I am nothing, TEARS.
3:30 am- You are a strong confident women!
3:35 am – I hope I don’t have to move to Canada
3:40 am- I’m such an idiot
3:45 am- I hate everyone who is sleeping right now.
3:55 am- I hate my new haircut
4:15 am- I hate my insurance company
4:20 am- I’m such an idiot, I screw up everything
4:25 am- You are a strong confident women!
4:45 am- BLESSED SLEEP
7:00 am- Awake. I still want mozzarella sticks