Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Insomniac

Ironic that my last post was about a lullabye, as I'm having difficulty getting to sleep lately. I don't know what it is! I've always been a bit of a sensitive sleeper (Zaak will heartliy agree with that) - I like the room really dark, no music playing, not too many blankets, and cool air. But the thing is I am totally exhausted from getting up at night with Blaise who has a cold. So I go to bed early, read, journal, relax and then turn out my lamp to sleep. And I lay there, still awake when Zaak comes to bed an hour later! It's very frustrating. I wonder what I am doing or not doing? Zaak keeps teasing me about having a guilty conscience about something but I can't think of anything. I don't have any caffeine during the day and I don't eat too late. The only thing I can think of is that I could be excercising more, but how do you find the energy to excercise when your dead tired from not sleeping? So if you have any good advice for me about getting to sleep there folks, bring it on. My last resort is to try some of the Melatonin pills that a team left here.

5 comments:

Zaak said...

Hey, that reminds me of that movie, you know, Insomnia. Robin Williams and that other guy. Scary!

Sirdar said...

I've had those bouts too sometimes. It is hard to break. If you weren't getting up with Blaise then you would probably feel better. Drug him with cough syrup with codeine :-)

OK...that probably isn't a great cure. Hot milk with vanilla has done wonders at times for me.

The Machine said...

Shouldn't excercising make you even more tired? Try it! Wrestling with Gabriel made Jacob tired, writing this blog is making me tired, try shutting your eyes, maybe counting sheep.........that worked for Ernie in Sesame Street! I can send a CD of my mom singing "Up To Never Never Land"................CLASSIC! Praying can work also!

much-ado said...

How about sleepy time tea...do you guys get that out there. Or, given all the faun and flora out there maybe you could just go out in the jungle and pick up some leaves and boil them for tea...but then you might accidentally pick up something that THC in it...and then instead of being missionaries you might become a drug queen and begin secretly exporting your new found narcotic...but Zaak in his communistic zeal, instead of keeping the profits form your new found illegal wealth, would funnel the money into the ministry...his logic would be that the western world is going to hell in a handbasket, lets just send them there sooner...using the money to better the lives of the people of Tactic lasts only for a while until you start building a school with a 10 ft statue in the likeness of you or Zaak and dedicate the school not as belonging to the Lord but as a way of saying look you ingrates at what I have done for you...then ...uhhh, .................................I think I;ve said enough ...hmmhh .................................................................................uh...yeah...this is kind of awkward

April said...

I took this class called stress manangment and we did deep breathing, counting your deep breaths in a out, then you think about every part of your body and release it of any tension, then you can visualize yourself going down in an elevator, at each floor you let your body relax more and more. At the bottom of your elevator is a room that you imagine would be the most relaxing. Mine has a hammock, a balcony with fresh air streaming in, my guitar and quiet.