Insomnia Part 2:

pI am going to attempt to go to sleep “early” tonight, well this morning. Insomnia has been kicking my ass lately. One morning I even stayed up to about 11 a.m. before I even called it “a night.” Causing me to wake up at random times in the day and have unnecessary boosts of energy in the night. This isn’t good. I do not know how I function like this, little miss vampira. Team no sleep in deed.

nowhere-castaway (1)I would be fine if it was time well spent, but most cases I am just up zombified with nothing meaningful to do. I am still in vacation mode so I guess this is okay. I pity the people who work over night jobs. I feel as though I am living in another dimension. When everyone is up I am asleep and vice versa. I do not like the hustle and bustle of busy mornings, but the night isn’t for the living. It is for the walking dead. Some nights I find peace in the stillness, but too much of ones self I believe can drive you crazy. Look at Tom Hanks and Mr. Wilson in cast away. Sometimes a healthy dose of social interaction is good. Okay, okay maybe I am being a little melodramatic, I am not living in a cave on a secluded island, I have complete access to the outside world, and I am not being held hostage. Correction I am holding myself hostage by being stuck in this hectic sleep routine I have created for myself.

 

cant-sleepWhere does the self-control come in at? Do I have control over this? It always happens when I have the most on my mind. I refuse to take sleeping medication at this point. I can get into a whole rant on how I believe that the pharmaceutical company is the biggest drug dealers in the world, but I will save that subject for a later date. Let me be clear, I am not against medicine I just believe like anything it should be used in moderate at ones discretion. Meaning do what you please just don’t go over board. A lot of these medicines can become addictive or causes side effects. Seems unnatural to me. not too mention a lot of these drugs are experimental and haven’t been around long enough to establish the extent of these long term effects some many cause. I am no Ginny pig. I need to be dang near on my death bed (God Forbid) or facing something unexplained to go into the doctor for anything other than a physical. All doctors are, are people more educated on one subject than we are, and have a degree that says so. Educated guesses occur more often than not, I am assuming. I will WebMD it, pick up a book, and research natural remedies before I let someone take a guess on my health. However, if I were to put that fate into someone else’s hands it would be in the hands of no other than a doctor.

Again, my rant is against medicine, not medical practices, or the people whom practice them. I do not want to sound demeaning, I acknowledge how many lives are saved by doctors and to what extent doctors would go for their clients, so doctors please do not get offended. I just strongly believe in the power of self education. In no way am I saying I am qualified to do open heart surgery. All I am saying is that when suffering from a common cold I will be sure to get plenty of rest and drink fluids, I got that memo years ago. Also, I do not want to discourage anyone from seeking help if need be, I just encourage meditation, yoga, and a diet before going to see a shrink. Again, no pun intended!

Maybe I should do I little sleep study on myself by keeping a log of the times and how long I sleep when I do sleep. I might notice a pattern.

Well, it is 3:10 a.m now…guess that didn’t work! Welp* off to bed anyway ATTEMPT #2 tomorrow, wish me luck!

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12 thoughts on “Insomnia Part 2:

  1. Russel Ray Photos says:

    When I can’t sleep, I get up and do things. Been doing that for 50 years. When I was young, though, I would hide at the side of the bed and read. But if the folks woke up and saw light streaming from my bedroom, I got in trouble and was made to go back to sleep………LOL

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  2. mshariley says:

    Ok the pictures are classic, lol corporate English literature 😂. Yes I agree about pharmaceutical companies. I use a lot of oils and herbs first before anything. Most times cures all..( in not stating any medical facts, just my opinion and experience)
    I battled with insomnia and tea helps me. Chamomile and vanilla. Sometimes I don’t drink the tea and write in my book, not really a journal being that it’s kinda all over the place. Now that I’m blogging my efforts will be to do when it’s light.
    Good idea, maybe studying oneself will help. I have my moments of insomnia.

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    • sbwritingsite says:

      I have always said that I would love to do a case study on myself. Through that I might gain some clarity. I’m pretty sure my caffeine intake plays a major role. Some nights it’s better than others.

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      • mshariley says:

        Yes, that is true; caffeine is a good and dirty monster lol. As with a lot of things I guess all in moderation. Won’t hurt to keep a sleep pattern log and monitor what you do and eat for a while. I was sleeping early, waking early then this past week, unable to sleep but I did read that woodworm and black walnut can cause insomnia because I’m detoxing. So I just stop taking that part of it so hopefully this week will be better. Good luck! Let’s see if we can both get some sleep without needing a car ride lol.

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      • sbwritingsite says:

        I don’t know if you have iPhone, but if you do, in the Health app. they have all types of ways to log your sleep & diet , amongst other things. I just started using it the other day. May be helpful. But I’m sure an old fashioned notebook will do just the same. Good luck to you as well!

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