I was up at almost 1 AM today and considered writing this then, but I thought, “I’m tired, I think I’ll go to bed.” So I did, and at 5:30 this morning I was still awake. I got enough sleep to get by, and I have no plans to operate heavy machinery or drive (driving is operating heavy machinery, isn’t it? Why do they always say both?), so I’m not worried about surviving this.
Giphy, from which I got the GIF of Homer Simpson (and all my other GIF’s, come to think of it), is more worried about me than I am…
I appreciate Giphy’s concern, but really, I’m fine. Come to think of it, maybe I should have written this post last night. It might have helped me sleep.
I had the thought that maybe the problem was I used a different type of noise to fall asleep to. I’ve discovered that pink noise is the most effective to fall asleep to, at least for me. Last night I used the sound of a rain shower, and it didn’t have the same effect. So, back to the pink noise tonight.
Sadje, whose blog I read faithfully (and so should you), wrote on the same topic. For her, it was the thyroid medication she’s taking. In my case, I think I was just not sufficiently tired enough mentally to tell the voices in my head to shut up and go to sleep. I’ve also found that playing a few hands of solitaire helps a lot: getting into the flow of putting black queens on red kings and vice versa, ad nauseam is a great way to relax.
If it doesn’t get better by Monday, I’ll call the doctor. With my luck, he’ll tell me to sleep it off.
Linda is your host for Stream of Consciousness Saturday. Now a word about Nytol nighttime sleeping aid. Nytol will help you get your Z’s!
And that’s “zees” and not “zeds.”