August 24, 2009

Insomnia

....ever had it? Any remedies?

You may not know this about me, but my one true talent in life is sleeping. Day, night, rain, snow, my bed, a guest bed, a hotel bed, a sofa, a large boulder - doesn't matter to me. I've been a champion sleeper since day one and I'd like to believe the four-pound bowling ball I'm carrying around in my tummy will follow in my footsteps.

Last night, however? Total sleep FAIL. Waking, tossing, turning, sighing, getting up, lying down, disturbing our dog's ever-so-peaceful slumber, more getting up, a little frustration, well, you get the idea.

Some would say that at 8 months pregnant this is my body's way of preparing for parenthood. I, however, would like to believe that these final weeks are my last chance to sleep soundly and selfishly.

I was so tired at work today that my body literally hurt. I think it was rejecting the idea of insomnia. So why am I still awake at 9:30 when I've wanted to go to sleep since, well, 1 am?

The obvious answer is that I'm waiting on B to come home and preparing my house for a visit from the brother tomorrow. The more truthful answer is that I'm hoping I'll absolutely exhaust myself and thus guarantee a solid night's sleep. Sounds logical, right?

Cross your fingers and count some sheep for me, girls!

3 comments:

The Doyle Family said...

Benadryl (or Tylenol PM) and a hot bath!!!!

Christie said...

Oh, that stinks. I hate having sleep problem -- which I do on a semi-regular basis. I hope you got some sleep last night!

Kathy said...

Oh Anne, I remember those last weeks of pregnancy like they were yesterday! The whole "it's your body preparing you thing"... that's what I heard too! (and really, it's probably true :)) And all you want is a FULL night of sleep without peeing every hour or unending restlessness! The best thing that I found was to rest - if you can't sleep - rest, rest, rest. A luke warm bath, watching a Christmas movie (this is one of my most favorite things to do to relax), a foot rub from "B", ANYTHING that makes your body/mind slow down. Here's to sleep! :)

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