AHHH - TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM

AHHH - TO SLEEP, PERCHANCE TO DREAM

I don't sleep much at night.  I consider three hours of sleep to be magnificent.  It's not that I set out to be an insomniac, but here I am, a true-blue, dyed-in-the-wool insomniac, who also seems to be fond of trite phrases.

 

There's a word game I love to play that involves just two minutes per turn.  I start my turn, which starts the clock, then the next thing I know, I have fifteen seconds left and haven't typed anything yet.  When I was in the rehab place, I probably drove the nurses and attendants crazy because I didn't sleep when everyone else did.  If they had to come into my room for any reason, if I was asleep they wouldn't come in.  I would get up and walk around, but mostly I watched the Hallmark Channel to see how the beautiful young girl would attract the older, more sophisticated man.  She always did, by the way.  Most of those movies, like a lot of romance novels (mine included) seemed to end with a wedding.  I like to see the flowers and the brides' dresses and even the bridesmaids' dresses, though, so I don't mind.  One of my books actually has three weddings in it.

 

I had to take a little detour through the kitchen just now to help Hubby get the cauliflower into a big pot so he could steam it.  That head of cauliflower is so huge we may just have that and nothing else for lunch.

 

Lunch.  We say breakfast, lunch & dinner now, but when we were growing up, it was breakfast, dinner and supper.  The heaviest meal was at noon.

 

Okay, enough babbling.  I'm going to go crawl onto my recliner and pretend to watch TV while I sleep.

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Comments (22)

  1. jjj22

    I have a hard time falling asleep. Sometimes it takes two hours! I think of everything in my life, then finally the trasodone takes effect. It’s not a sleeping pill, it’s considered a seritone (spl) uptake. Sometimes I steal a couple of xanax from my son’s room. Now that will give me a night’s sleep. I’ll do that until I get caught. hah

    March 23, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      My hubby doesn’t take anything like that – I do, but it doesn’t make me sleepy!! I take 40 mg of an antidepressant that the doctor says knocks most people out at 20 mg. It doesn’t even slow me down.

      March 23, 2017
      1. jjj22

        I take 60mg antidepressant in the mornings. if i were to take it at night, I’d be walking the floor all night. Hub starts snoring as soon as his head hits the pillow! Pisses me off> how does he do that.

        March 23, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          My Hubby does the same thing. It’s soooo irritating!

          March 23, 2017
  2. SEC

    have you considered you have non-24? Granted it is found mostly in non-sighted but it does happen to others as well. I went through a period where my sleep cycle seemed to be set to a 28-30 hour day rather than 24.

    March 23, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      I’ve wondered about that myself. I don’t think it’s anything quite that defined, though. I just never sleep more than two hours at one time and I don’t lie in bed waiting to go to sleep – I get up and do something.

      March 23, 2017
      1. SEC

        Sounds like what my Grandmother used to call the fidgets

        March 23, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          Ha! That’s a great name for it!!

          March 23, 2017
          1. SEC

            March 23, 2017
      2. EyeVey

        Were you always like that with you’re sleep pattern, Betty?

        March 23, 2017
        1. Bettymom

          No, but it started years ago before I retired from work, so before 1999. It was gradual. I started waking earlier and earlier and going to sleep later and later.

          March 23, 2017
          1. EyeVey

            That was happening to me back in 2010. I couldn’t afford that with work and all so I started using sleep aids.

            March 23, 2017
            1. Bettymom

              I used to take over the counter sleeping pills while I was still working. I got some rest, but they messed up my memory really badly! I couldn’t remember what I had or hadn’t done at work, and that’s not a good thing. I had to stop taking the pills and just power through.

              March 24, 2017
          2. EyeVey

            So far, thankfully, I don’t have that happening. That would NOT be a good thing!

            March 26, 2017
  3. GoldenPig2012

    The older I get, the less sleep I have. Because I didn’t pay attention, chuckle, I have a four-year old as I come close to 50 and naps are expected. ha ha ha ha ha ……………..I sleep a while, be awake for a while. It’s mine and I don’t have to fit into someone else’s pattern as far as I’m concerned.

    I LOVE the Hallmark Channel, at Christmas, when I’m in the mood for goodness and light, otherwise, no………it’s just to goody-goody for me. Like the romance books my mother-in-law keeps trying to get me to read. No. Don’t want them, won’t read them. I don’t believe that shit happens to people like me, so…………I don’t read it. But, many do and I hope yours are successful.

    March 23, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      Well – mine aren’t exactly to the formula because I have this weird penchant for killing people. Also, my sex stuff is more graphic than the norm.

      March 23, 2017
      1. GoldenPig2012

        Hey, grin…………….do what you do, darlin’.

        March 24, 2017
  4. noahbody

    Insomnia blows. I go through periods like that. Where I wake up every hour and a half or so. It seems to be related to a super deep depression although I don’t know if it is a cause or a result of the depression.

    March 23, 2017
  5. Bettymom

    I’m pretty sure this isn’t depression-related, though I could be wrong.

    March 23, 2017
  6. tannerinsantamonica

    Vicodin fucked I mean messed up my sleeping and still have some trouble but do better when I have Chanz to hold on to. You need to get Netflix that is way better than lifetime movies. Watch downtown abbey it is dope

    March 25, 2017
    1. Bettymom

      We watched Downtown Abbey the first time around on PBS. Loved it. Actually, Lifetime Movies should have put me right to sleep!!

      March 25, 2017
      1. tannerinsantamonica

        It’s sooo good We rewatch it all the time.

        March 25, 2017