I had a little problem this week…I couldn’t sleep!
I don’t mean I would sleep for a few hours then wake up. No, no, no. I would go to bed and toss, turn, toss, flip, toss, twitch, roll around, and just flat-out could not get comfortable. Then somehow I would find a random position that worked well enough for me to doze, then I would wake up 30 minutes later because I had to go to the bathroom.
Then I’d go through the whole flip around rigmarole thing again. Then my arm would go to sleep and I would wake up. Flip flop. Then I’d wake myself up snoring and stopped up. Then I’d have to get up again to go to the bathroom.
Seriously, this sister needs her sleep. I need 8-9 hours to feel normal. I’m not one of those girls that can wake up “well-rested” after just 5 hours of quality sleep, then hit the gym with gusto. No, I SLEEP. Then I drag around for an hour while I figure out which way is up.
This means that after several days of what feels like only minutes of sleep, I’ve been nuts. I can’t keep my thoughts straight. I lose track of what’s happening on TV shows. If the word, “um”, annoys you…now is not the right time to talk to me. This is an average conversation with my husband,
Me: “Ummmm, I, ummmmm, put, ummmm”
Husband: “I don’t know what UM is.”
Me: “Shut up. My brain isn’t working. I put the ummmmm, um”
Me: “Yes. I put the laundry in the dryer, so I ummm, can you, ummmm”
Husband: “Carry the darks in there and throw em in the wash fer ya?”
Me: “Yes! How did you know?”
Husband: Rolls eyes…”Yeah Alex, I’m like 15 steps ahead of you these days. Just sit there and cook a baby, I’ll handle the laundry.”
Me: “Um, I can’t even come up with a sassy remark, so just do it and stop makin’ fun o’ me.”
And then I pout. And then I forget why I’m pouting. And then I try to take a nap. And then I flip and I flop and I don’t sleep…
I called my doctor’s office to mention my lack of sleep, to which the nurse said, “Why did you wait so long to call? Sweetie, just take a Benadryl and you’ll sleep great.” Guess what…she was right. I feel so much better today. And all it took was a stupid Benadryl? ARGH, all that missed sleep! All those nights of being stopped up, snoring so loud that I woke my husband…all it took was a Benadryl?
I’m so relieved, and feel so good to finally have some rest! And I don’t have to say, “Um” at all!!!!
Yay for sleep.