Sleeping – Maybe?

 

Good Morning or should I say Good Evening.  It’s 12:23 in the morning.  I was up all night last night and finally fell asleep this morning just as the plumber was getting here and Ellen was trying to get the animals put away.  I have to admit that I was not happy with the interruption of my time of trying to get to sleep.  After I have taken my night medication and I’m half in / Half out of it I’m not a pleasant person at all because all I want to do is be left alone to try to sleep.   Even though I have the medication on board doesn’t mean that I am actually sleeping.  A lot of the time I am in-between fully awake and sleep.  I’m not really aware of what’s going on around me, but I’m not getting into REM sleep either.  Unfortunately that is my biggest problem.

I suffer from insomnia.  It’s a very common sleep disorder.  I think nearly 1 out of 10 adults  suffer from it in the United States.  Insomnia consist of not being able to fall asleep or stay asleep,  or  having the kind of sleep that doesn’t give you back the energy and strength that you need to face the day. The last kind of sleep is really the worst because you feel like you are just walking through deep mud all day and not being able to make any progress.  It is very frustrating.

Insomnia affects the memory and concentration.  I really have a hard time thinking all together.  It’s kinda feels like my mind is wrapped in gauze and spider webs  filled with chocolate pudding.  It’s worst than driving through snow blindness.  I just can’t put two thoughts together with any understanding.  During these times, the people around me have to really read between the lines to understand what I am trying to get across.  Luckily, I am surrounded by some great friends.

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