Right now, my head is spinning. Not sure why, though some of it is definitely sinus pressure.
The rest is from the migraine I gave myself by messing with my sleep schedule. I stayed up late way too many nights this weekend. Thing is… I never feel “good” until around 3 or 4 in the afternoon, even on the best days. I stay up late because I’m finally in a comfortable space…. and the fact that I’m usually not sleepy until 2am or later.
Never mind that I can’t sleep later than 7am most days, even on those promised days of sleeping in.
Today, being Memorial Day and a day that I’m not expected to be anywhere , I not only slept in, but took a huge nap after waking for a bit. Bad idea, supposedly, and I’d be likely to agree given the way I feel right now.
I’m at a loss, however, to change things. I’ve tried going to bed early and have laid up tossing and turning (or woken up in the middle hours not daring to get up because I’d disturb my husband). The “noise” (mentioned in the above link) always keeps me from settling, and though the “experts” would probably disagree… I’ve always slept better with blankets piled on me with the sun shining through an open window. Maybe it’s a radiant heat thing, because I can’t sleep in a closed up house with a furnace on as well. Cool air on the face and lots of blankets on the bod–that’s me!
I’d like to get Life and Sleep to work together a bit for me. I knew most of these Physical Effects of Sleep Deprivation before I read about them because I’ve lived most of them, and frankly, they all suck.
Thing is, I’m really at a loss. I’ve had sleep issues for nearly 40 years of my life, and I don’t even know where to start to fix things.
Sub-par… I’ve done almost no writing, little reading, just…. well, a lot of staring at a screen (not counting the weed pulling yesterday). And I feel like crud… I’m not sleeping right, thinking right, getting the things done I’d like to do….
This “stuff” has to stop. Thing is… I’m at a loss.