*extreme clumsiness (we bang into shit on the regular)
*a bad back
*a screwed up body temp that makes us unreasonably hot all the time
*and worst of all: INSOMNIA
It's 5:10 am in San Francisco, and I've been up for a good hour and a half. I pretty much wake up between 4 and 5 am every single night, give or take 30 minutes. And by "wake up" I mean "wake up and can't go back to sleep," as I wake up and go right back to sleep many times throughout the night.
except in my case, it's 4 am
I've seen doctors, taken Ambien and/or Melatonin, used special bath salts & oils that are supposed to lull you to sleep, tried yoga/stretching at night, stopped drinking coffee in the afternoons, used sleep masks, tried going to bed earlier, and yet still:
And unfortunately, given that my dad hasn't slept through the night in something like 30 years, it's not looking so good for me. I know I sound whiny, but insomnia really does f up the entire day (especially when it occurs multiple nights in a row). I think maybe I need to be hypnotized. Anyone have any less extreme suggestions? Except don't suggest giving up coffee, cause that would basically ruin my quality of life.
Incidentally, my mom and sister can sleep anytime, anywhere. Damn genetics.
(And speaking of genetics, check out this hilarious blog post about Mary-Kate and Ashley written by my real life friend & former neighbor, Bonnie. It's one of the many things I read between 4 and 5 am this morning).