The angels are singing and I join them in their happy song. Why? Because I finally got some sleep last night.
it’s a good thing too, because I was about to turn into a pumpkin. Yesterday was probably the most unproductive day of my life.
I was so tired that my skin ached, my eyes burned and the thought of doing anything more than switching positions on the couch made me want to cry.
Clearly, I didn’t get any sleep on Saturday night either.
I still had a good Saturday though. Yoga was relaxing, work at the part-timer was productive (lots of people starting to run a la their resolutions, and it’s always fun to chat with new runners) and then I went to dinner with my brother and SIL at a really delicious restaurant that I’ve blogged about before here.
Stella is a great new restaurant in Midtown that attempts to serve food that is as organic and local as possible. I had some delicious food and a perhaps one libation too many.
When I drink, I fall asleep easily but then wake up super early without being able to go back to sleep. I should have avoided the booze and maybe I wouldn’t have been so tired yesterday. Oh well.
The only things I did on Sunday that are worth noting are as follows:
- Ate leftover pasta from Stella for breakfast.
- Went to Target to get Benadryl, Melatonin, Unisom and sleepy time tea to ensure I got sleep tonight.
- Made a pineapple pizza and ate 3/4 of it.
- Ate an entire bar of Lindt dark chocolate with sea salt
- Finished my laundry.
- Went to bed at 9:30 and actually fell asleep!
Not my finest work. Being tired makes me eat sugar and carbs with reckless abandon. Oh well… it was all tasty.
To those that asked, I was already taking Bendaryl and Melatonin for sleep most nights, but recently had run out of Benadryl and I think that may have had something to do with my sleep troubles.
I hate that I have to take medicine every single night for sleep, but the week of no sleep made me care a lot less.
I do try to spread everything out though. I take the Bendaryl around 6 p.m. so that I won’t be groggy when I wake up in the morning. Then around 8 I take the melatonin so it can start making me feel sleepy and last night, because I was so desperate, I took the unisom right as I was getting into bed. I wasn’t playing around.
I was hoping for a snow day today, but no such luck. Guess it’s another 5-day work week ahead. All is well though because at the end of it I think I have another 3-day weekend and my birthday!
What are your policies on taking meds? I know lots of people won’t take any sort of medication unless they’re on their death bed. I think that’s great, as all those drugs can’t ultimately be good for us, but I’m the kind of person that if it hurts and something can fix it – I’m going to take it.