Sunday, May 21, 2006

Sweet Dreams - Hard to come by....

The last few nights I have been suffering from insomnia. I know, there are probably many of you that have been affected by the inability of sleep (yes I have noticed posting times on some on your blogs) but, this is a little different for me.

If you suffer from chronic insomnia please stop reading now or you may begin to seriously dislike me:

I am one of those people that is asleep when their head hits the pillow.

I am from a long line of "sleepers" (as Mr. Chep puts it - he is not a "sleeper" and often lies awake cursing me and my damn snoring...but anyway)

Growing up it wasn't uncommon to come into the family room to find my father asleep with the remote in his hand watching some SciFi program. Often my sister and I would take the remote when my father would awake and proclaim, "HEY - I was watching that" (yeah sure you were.) In his defense my father was diagnosed with sleep apnea a few years back and the sleeping isn't as often - but he does still "nap" on the couch with the remote in his hand!

My sister is also a "sleeper." I can't begin to count the number of times I have called my sister at 7:00 or 8:00pm to have her sleeping. I can't account for her day - as I am sure it is very mentally taxing - but come on. 7PM? Oye. I quit feeling bad about waking her up years ago.

It is also common knowledge that any family function will have at least one family member asleep before it's over. Nope - not just when we have turkey...it could be any number of food items - but mark my words at least one holiday has at least one of Chep's family passed out on a couch (yep - my mom and brother-in-law too!)

Now I have heard of this "insomnia"...in fact Mr. Chep suffers from it regularly. I however do not. So on Wednesday night I awoke at 2:15am staring at the ceiling I was dumbfounded. I didn't know what to do or think. SO I laid there. After awhile I checked the clock. 2:30am. DAMN. This went on for the next 2.5 hours. When I finally did fall back asleep, it was time for Mr. Chep to get up for work.

URGH!

This went on for 2 days, until Friday night when I had to take the medication for my pituitary tumor (knocks me out) and last night when I took 3 Tylenol PM for my head (damn allergies)

I do hope this phenomenon quits soon - Next week will be really long if I can't sleep and I am getting up at 5:00 am to fish!

Wish me luck!

OH yeah - and 4 more working days until I am on vacation!

WOO HOO!

3 comments:

Writer Mom said...

I was going to ask if you weren't sleeping because Mr. Chep was away, but maybe you're just so dang excited about your vacation!

And the allergies, I think, mess ya up.

I got no answers, but I do hope you have a great time. You and Mr. Chep deserve the QT. I can't believe it's already here! Hang in. Those four days will...be...excruciatingly long, but they will pass!

I'm so excited for ya!

Rain said...

I suffer from insomnia, sometimes. You are supposed to get up and do something boring, then go back to bed when you get tired. Also as women age we get wacky, perhaps you have noticed, but you are still a kid.This is the first I read about the pituitary tumor, I hope that the medication is working and that you will be okay soon. I don't like tylenol pm , they make me spastic and agitated. Hope you have a good rest tonight.

Carol said...

Well, having come to this entry via the next one, you probably couldn't sleep coz you were going down with the throat thing. We don't get strep or mono in the UK. Weird. We must call it something else.