Feeling so drained. I have been working on the Cooking Page revision project, and if you have noticed, there are some shifts and changes in my blog. Comments and suggestions are appreciated. While I am not done yet, the structure is coming along, I am pleased with it. I have a lot work on, and blog about but THAT is not going to happen today.
I have been fighting a sore throat for a couple of weeks on and off, and it has evolved into a full on cold. Pretty typical to get ill in the first 6 weeks of the semester. Thankfully the worst of the sore throat is gone, but in its place it left congestion, a cough and fatigue. Honestly, I am just waiting for my cleaning lady to finish ironing so I can pay her and then take a nap. If that wasn’t the whiniest, #1st world problems, annoying sentence I don’t know what is. Seriously, reading that sentence again I want to smack myself.
But lets talk about fatigue. I know that today it is mostly coming from a cold, but I have been having issues sleeping lately so it is becoming more of a standby state. For the last few months I have been waking up in the middle of the night. While that is pretty standard for me, NOT being able to fall back asleep is not. I often wake up 2 or three times a night, starting around three and will be awake for an hour or so. I have to say the winner was last week when I went to bed at 11p.m., woke up around 3 a.m. and then fell back asleep at 6. Half an hour before I had to get up. That day was awesome. Thank goodness my students are sweet and reasonably well behaved. It could have been an ugly day. I have been taking melatonin and hot showers before bed, and started to work out 3 or 4 times a week at new gym I joined, but it does not seems to be resolving itself.
How about you all? Any remedies or approaches to sleep through the night? I am getting really tired of just watching my husband do that.
love the pic!
Thanks! That dog sneaks into bead when we are sleeping!
Sounds crazy, but if you have too much running through your head (thoughts, not congestion), try saying, “the sky is blue.” And of course, no caffeine in the evening, don’t work out in the evening, yada yada yada. Maybe the congestion is waking you up too. That was my problem. then I took sudafed. Cleared the congestion but made sleeping even harder with a pounding heart.
We are pretty much on the same page with workouts and caffeine but I will have to try “the sky is blue” meditation!