First, let me say right up front that I have always been a hard-core night owl. Even getting up at 5:00 am every weekday morning to get DS to school, I don't actually feel like I am awake until around 1 in the afternoon and I really hit my stride around 7 in the evening. And when the opportunity presents itself, I immediately fall into a stay up until 4am, get up at noon routine.
But I rarely get to do that and normally, I am in bed by 11:30 or midnight and pretty much go right to sleep.
But this last week, since I have changed up my eating and starting walking on the treadmill some, I literally can NOT fall asleep anymore! The first few nights I was awake until after 4 and then crashed around 4 in the afternoon the next day. I forced myself to stay up thinking that I would eventually get so tired I would have to fall asleep. Nope. AN over-the-counter sleeping pill made me jittery. Last night, I took a dose of Nitequil and slept off and on, but not like normal.
Oh, and part of the change up in my eating is that I haven't had coffee or tea or diet Pepsi in the last week.
What the heck is going on? Is this normal? How long does it last? I am not sure I should be driving at the moment (and that is not an option.)
Oh yeah --- and why do night owls like me inevitably end up with day larks like my husband?
Thanks for listening!