Regarding: Sleep

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I want to sleep as good as this guy.

I don’t sleep all that well.  Some nights, I would swear I don’t get more than 20 minutes at a time.  I can get to sleep, just can’t stay asleep.  Which my doctor says is a pretty common form of insomnia.  I have Ambien but don’t like to use it.  If I do break down and use it, I take half a pill when I wake up the first time.  Sometimes, that is enough to get me back to sleep and just enough to keep me asleep for a while. But it has to be really bad to do that.

When I am deep into a half marathon training plan, I sleep better.  And I do my runs in the morning.  Duh. But it is still not consistent.  It impacts my mood, my disposition, my health, my productivity.  Everything.

 

It’s not noise (earplugs), light (light blocking drapes) or tv right before sleep (I read every night).  I don’t drink caffeine after lunch (including chocolate).  It is a mystery.  Oh well, it is how I sleep.  Period.

I read that banana’s are supposed to promote sleep.  So the other night, I ate a banana.  And then my stomach hurt and I couldn’t sleep.  Hahahaha.

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About nfoste2245

I am approaching 40 and have been married since my early 20's. I have become more than a little frustrated with having to answer incredibly personal questions about my choice to not have children. It is apparently taboo to talk about religion and politics, but confronting me about my reproductive choices is fair game. It is not a choice I made alone, quickly or lightly. My husband and I made it together. I am not "withholding" children or grandchildren from anyone. There is an astonishing lack of understanding over the idea that it is an actual choice, to have a child or not. There is also an amazing lack of support, discussion and resources for those like me, that have made the choice. This is not a blog for kid-haters, or mocking people for having kids. It is a place where we can talk about living full lives, without kids, and without guilt.

Posted on September 2, 2011, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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