Saturday, March 20, 2010
As You Sleep
I seriously don't know why my sleep patterns have been so out of control lately. It seems that ever since the latest Daylight Savings Time, my body has been in one endless cycle of jetlag. I have been having a lot of trouble falling asleep at night lately. I try to go to bed and I just lay there, restless. I set my alarms (yes, i need more than one), and I turn off every single light so I'm not distracted, and I get all snuggled up in the blankies . . . and then I just lay there. I try closing my eyes, but they just open back up. I try counting sheep . . . the sheep jump over the fence and hop on over to a nearby table where they're enjoying coffee and chocolate—tell me WHO can sleep when the sheep are having all the fun?? ;) But seriously, I have tried everything I know. I've gone to bed earlier to try to wake up earlier, I pray for sleep to come, I listen to soft music, but they don't seem to do anything to help the situation —I just lay there, staring at the ceiling. Eventually I fall asleep and then I wake up late, not feeling refreshed, and getting the sense that I forgot to do something. I am NOT a morning person as it is, so working a job where I have to be on point so early in the morning ready to take on the deadlines and other job requirements while not flying full steam ahead sucks. I can't remember an instance of Daylight Savings Time that has messed with my sleep patterns quite so much. But this past Daylight Savings Time has me beat. I'm desperate for a remedy. I hate being late and rushed in the morning, but as of late, it's the 'STORY OF MY LIFE!" :(
Oy vey. I need help.
I might be officially losing my mind. So, I guess I just wanted to let you know now that if you get a call from a mental hospital asking you if I've been rambling on and on about Daylight Savings Time attacking me, perhaps you'll have a little bit of grace and suggest they NOT go straight for electro-shock therapy. Plead a good case for me—please!! ;)
So now I'm going to bed, hoping for some rest because I have a lot to get done tomorrow. Let me know if the sheep I'm counting call you up to come over for coffee and chocolate.