Wednesday, August 24, 2005


From the day that I left New York, I was tired. Every day, while in Washington and on my road trip, I was sleepy and lethargic. Couldn't sleep much more than normal, so never got to "catch up." Plus sleeping in different beds every night or every other night for three straight weeks obviously took a toll, physically and mentally. Stress, you know, etc etc.

So one of the reasons I was so anxious to get home, and then excited to be home, was my own bed. And staying in one place.

The first night back in my own bed, I slept about nine hours, hard. It felt great.

The second night, I simply could not sleep. I stayed up until nearly seven AM, then slept really hard til 11. No nap or anything that afternoon, and I stayed up until 3.30 AM the next night. (And I got up at about 1pm--ten hours!) Now it is the third night (right?), and it's three AM, no sign of sleepiness.

The first two nights, I had some snacks pretty late, and I figured that might be the problem--sugar, digestion, blah blah. So tonight I had dinner around seven, but didn't eat after 8pm. And apparently that has done nothing to helping me sleep.

What the hell is wrong with me?

I better fix this really soon, because in two weeks school starts, and I have to start getting up early again. Getting up at 6am sucks enough on its own; I don't want to wake up at that ungodly hour after only three or four hours of sleep.

On the other hand, the last three days, I have felt great, wide awake all day long. It's nice but now I'm worried. Though at least I'm not tired all damn day long. I suppose that is a plus.

1 comment:

Mr. Lawrence said...

I have the same problem. Because I work as a freelance journalist (I cover concert reviews) for the local paper AND teach, I'm sometimes out late, then get to bed at 2 AM or so and then have to get up at 6 AM. I've started drinking Diet Coke at 7 in the morning, which works, but ...