Sure Wish I Was Asleep

October 27, 2006

Here I am again, already breaking my own rules. It’s the middle of the night, and I’m blogging. Don’t worry; I’m not going to attempt any profoud thoughts. I’m just going to complain instead. I should be able to do that while exhausted, right?

I don’t know why it happens, but every so often I get in a rut where I can’t go to sleep at night. Bedtime comes, and I’m dead on my feet…but the second the light is off and M is snoring beside me, I’m wide awake.

Tonight I even fell asleep on the couch for an hour or so while M was working on his computer. I missed the evening news completely. I can’t remember the last time I was so tired (ok, so I can…I was always that sleepy with an infant who didn’t sleep through the night). When I woke up enough to realize I’d been sleeping, I made myself get up to get ready for bed and crash.

Apparently the movement woke me up again, and here I am, hours later, still struggling to get drowsy enough to sleep.

It doesn’t help that the stupid leg problem I’ve been having on and off for the past few weeks came back with a vengeance tonight. I don’t want to move, but not moving makes them hurt worse. So I move, and then they hurt worse anyway. I think the legs are part of the reason I can’t sleep.

Of course, now that I think about it, I’m pretty sure the last few times I had these insomniac episodes, I was PMS-ing. My mom has suggested the insomnia may be a result of hormones. I don’t know what I think about that, if it is the case this time. I’m not scheduled to start for another week almost, so it’s a little early to be feeling the effects of those hormones. Unless, of course, there’s another reason for my hormone levels to be screwy. Man, I hope so! I’d take insomnia over morning sickness any day!