Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Day 3, Reason 3: Some Sleep Would Be Nice

If you know me, you know I'm tired.  That's pretty much my constant refrain: I'm so tired.  For an insomniac, that takes on a whole new meaning, being tired.  It's part of your everyday existence, something that just is, like the colour of your eyes.

I've always been a terrible sleeper - ask my mom.  To this day my insomnia comes and goes in waves, where it gets a little better and a little worse.  But the nights that I fall asleep easily are few, and the nights that I sleep for more than a few hours without waking are even fewer.  Those, like my husband, who sleep easily and deeply, can't begin to understand.

I've been asked why I can't sleep (I don't know), why I don't just stop thinking about whatever is running around in my brain (I can't), and if I've tried this, that, and the other supplement (I have).  Even with Ambien I will wake up in the night and be unable to fall back asleep.  In truth, the only thing that has ever improved my sleep even a little is sticking to a healthy diet and exercise routine.

When I stick to a close-to-primal diet plan and I work out 6 days a week, I sleep better.  It might take me only an hour to fall asleep instead of two, and I might wake in the night only once instead of 3-4 times.  That doesn't sound like a vast improvement to all you easy snoozers, but to me, it's a miracle.

So, today's reason is very simple - I have really got to get some sleep.

Day 3, Reason 3: Better sleep.

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