Monday, May 21, 2012

S is for Sleep

I've been managing to keep my routine. But for some reason today I'm really tired and really tempted to take a nap. In fact, the only reason I'm not currently curled up in my bed sleeping is that I'm reluctant to do so. You see, this routine is working well, and I'm worried if I take a nap that will mess it up. Of course, there's also the possibility that either it wont and I'll still sleep tonight, or the possibility that I wont sleep tonight whether I nap or not. There's no way of knowing for sure. Maybe I should just go for the nap so at least I know I've slept at some point? I mean, apart from doing the rounds on the 2 forums I'm a member of and Facebook, I have achieved everything I planned for today already...

12 comments:

Celticspirit said...

Sleep when you are tired. That is my motto. I don't ever get enough sleep. I lay in bed and my back starts hurting (pinched nerve) and I toss and turn for quite some time before drifting off.I am lucky to get about 5 hours a night.

Deanna said...

I am chronically sleep-deprived and crave at least a short nap nearly ever day. We are night owls by nature yet my husband's alarm goes off at 6:30 a.m. We actually began the "going to bed" routine by 10:30 last night in an effort to make a better choice about the whole thing. However, by the time we actually went to sleep it was nearer midnight. Even that wouldn't have been *too* bad but the dog barked briefly and woke me up at 5:40. Then the husband's back was hurting so he got up before the alarm went off. Oh, well. Guess a nap will be in my future today.

Toriz said...

Barb:
Ouch! Sorry to hear that!

Deanna:
I never know how much I'll sleep. Sometimes I sleep well, other times a few minutes is all I get. I've gone a few days with no sleep, a few days where I seem to do nothing but sleep, and various phases in between. Quite annoying actually, since it makes routines nearly impossible to stick to.

Rita said...

I know what you mean! I had dealt with the crazy sleeping for years until recently. The melatonin has been shockingly wonderful for me. I've been on days now since the beginning of March!! And that has been despite having nights I've barely slept 2-4 hours, taking a few naps, occasionally sleeping 10-11 hours...all the tests...and I'm still on days. Knock on wood!! But I had to take the 10 mg ones. The ones that are the usual 2-3 mg did nothing for me. And I take it at 8pm in order to get to bed between 11pm-12am...but it's been working. Shock!

I wish you could find something to help you sleep more regularly, too. It's so frustrating. You almost have to sleep whenever you're able. :)

That corgi :) said...

I think the occasional nap is good; I think getting used to taking daily naps can wreck havoc on schedules; hope you decided to take one!

betty

Toriz said...

Rita:
I refuse to take anything; the doctorr keeps offering, but I refuse. I'm sure at least something would work, but I'd rather suffer than become dependant on taking something in order to sleep.

Betty:
I did. Only slept for about half an hour then got woken up. Felt better for it tough. Now to see if I manage to get to sleep when I go to bed in a couple of hours, LOL!

AliceKay said...

I've read that a short nap, maybe 20 to 30 minutes long, can help when you feel tired, and it shouldn't interrupt your normal sleeping pattern. It's when you take longer naps that it could prevent you from sleeping well at night. I very rarely take naps, but might when I don't feel well and just can't function any longer. (am curious...did you take a nap? lol)

It probably won't hurt to try some melatonin if sleeping patterns become too much of a problem. I was reading something on WebMD the other day about it. I just went back to that page to copy something for you that I had read that day. It says, "Melatonin is also being studied to see if it can be used to treat sleep problems in people who are blind. Since these people cannot see light, they may have sleep problems such as sleeping during the day and being awake at night" Just a little info for you. :)

AliceKay said...

Ooops...guess I should have read your reply to Betty just a little big slower. :) *hugs*

AliceKay said...

And as you can see, I am pretty tired tonight and can't type or think straight. LOL That should say "bit" up there in that last comment instead of "big". (who moved the keys around on this keyboard anyway? LOL)

Toriz said...

AK:
*Chuckles* I knew what you meant. :)

I still don't want to take anything. I don't like the idea of being dependant on something in order to sleep. It's bad enough I have to have iron suppliments all the time. I suppose this stems from the fact I've had to spend my entire life taking medication for something every day, so if I don't "have to" take something, then there's no way I'm doing so!

Deanna said...

Nap or no nap, I hope you slept!

Toriz said...

Deanna:
I did sleep. Not too badly for me either. Of course, now I've gotten in the habit of having a bit of an afternoon nap again. But, hey, I'm sleeping well, so who cares, right?