Sleepless in Louisville

Another night of tossing and turning and very little sleep. What’s the deal? Tonight’s plan: buy and use over the counter sleep aid, take long, hot soak before bed, set thermostat at a cool 68 degrees, turn mattress, hit the sack at 9:00 p.m. I’m so tired and don’t know why I’m not sleeping well. If tonight’s plan doesn’t work, I’ll try another plan for Thursday: take any prescription meds in the house that are labeled “may cause drowsiness”, get drunk, go to hotel room, sleep naked on 800 thread count sheets, have sex from 6:00 to 9:00, find partner who can last through sex from 6:00 to 9:00. Not sure DH is up (pun intended) to it.

10:00 a.m. – I am BORED OUT OF MY MIND. These poor kids needed about 30 minutes to finish their ILPs today and we have to stay in here for 2 hours and 15 minutes because that’s what they need for the 11th and 12th graders so they can finish their testing. Half the kids are comatose and the other half are playing games on their laptops. I’m just going to sit here and play See No Evil, Hear No Evil. How can we expect them to sit in this hot, stuffy room for more than two hours with nothing to do? Some of them are actually working on their ILPs. (Those that were absent yesterday) so we have to sit quietly. Not a good thing for them and not a good thing for me.

5:15 – Okay, putting my plan into action. I stopped by the pharmacy and bought an over the counter sleep aid and some Tylenol PM. Don’t know if all the tossing and turning is making my back hurt or if my back bothering me is causing the tossing and turning. DH is going to flip the mattress and I’m going to try the Tylenol PM tonight. DH didn’t give me any trouble about flipping and turning the mattress because he really wants me to get a good night’s sleep. I think the pressure of the Thursday night plan may be getting to him. I already had dinner, a veggie burger from Subway, but I’m a little short of calories for the day. I’ll see how it goes. I may wind up eating the other half this evening instead of saving it for lunch tomorrow but I’m full at the moment. I was going to workout but DH got a tad bit upset because he thinks it’s contributing to the backache. Isn’t it pitiful that I have to work so hard just to get some sleep?

In answer to your question, Joy…Yes, I’m under a lot of stress at work but I don’t think it’s any more than usual.


Joy says 24th September @ 6:52

I hope that you can sleep better tonight. Are you more stressed than usual? Maybe that is causing it?
OMG! 😆
You kill me Patty! I do like your thought process though. You have a great day. I hope all the testing at school goes smooth today. Take care & talk to ya later!

realcdn says 24th September @ 10:18

There’s nothing worse than not sleeping. I’m not recommending this, however, I’ve found that combining niquil with a shot of whiskey puts me out. If you read the label it says ‘may cause drowsiness’ and ‘alcohol may intensify this effect’. Ummm… isn’t that the point!

eryn76 says 24th September @ 10:36

Oh my!! I say a soak in the hot tub, a good bottle of vodka or Captain Morgan, and sex. Those seem like a good combination for sleep!!!

Sorry about not sleeping well. That is very frustrating, I know. Hope you get some sleep soon!

grabthebull says 24th September @ 16:11

LOLOL i needed that laugh. thanks.

angela says 24th September @ 16:58

hahahaha hilarious…love your thursday plan..lemme know if it works and maybe i’ll have to use it too!

Joy says 24th September @ 18:40

I hope that you get a good nights sleep.

susan says 24th September @ 18:42

Hope you get a good Louisville Slumber tonight, kiddo.
In our area tonight, NPR broadcasts “This American Life” at 10:00. I love listening to this hour long show, but usually fall asleep about 15 minutes into it. Something so relaxing about listening to stories on the radio…

brseay says 24th September @ 21:29

So sorry to hear that you’re not sleeping. Kyle hasn’t been sleeping well b/c he’s sick so I feel your pain. Isn’t it amazing how much more annoying everyone is when you’re tired.

If you do revert to plan B and have sex for 3 hours, make sure to look up how many calories you burned!!!

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