Can’t sleep

by Christopher Paul on January 4, 2006

It’s just past 5:30am and I can’t sleep. I’ve been like this for several days and its been weeks since I had a good night’s rest. All the stuff that’s going on in my life that’s stressing me I know will work out in the end but it still makes for a restless night.

I’ve been doing some research and its helping me pass the time but not making me sleepy. Normally (yes this happens so often I can call this event normal), I try to do a crossword puzzle or even listen to my iPod; they distract my mind long enough to let me sleep. Tonight, however, I couldn’t even focus on the crossword puzzle and I didn’t want to listen to my music. I didn’t want to toss and turn all night so I got up and decided to read something on the computer. I don’t generally don’t read books because they either bore me to tears or captivate me so much so that I never put them down.

Making things worse for me is my cold. I’ve had a cold for a month now and while I was better – but not completely over it – for two weeks, I am now getting worse and the stuffy nose, post-nasal drip, and general achyness (is that a word?) are making it nearly impossible to get comfortable. I’ve already taken Claritin-D to help with the sinus pressure; even for a cold, it works very well – and 24 hours! I don’t want to mix that with NyQuil or some other related medicine for fear that I’ll be over doing it or they will interact.

So I’m waiting for the sun to come up while I type away. Maybe I’ll go to work early or something. My wife says I should get back to the gym – one of my new year resolutions – so that I exhaust myself and force my body to sleep. I like the idea and all but with what I have going on, I can’t take the time yet.

No rest for the weary, I guess.

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