Thursday, January 5, 2012

New Year and More Sleep

This year is off to a good start!

For reasons that I don't fully comprehend, I am back to sleeping with no prescription pharmas after a few weeks of having lost my sleep mojo.

After that blast of really good sleep that lasted a while, I had a bit of a cold and was not surprised that this constituted a setback to my new sleep paradigm. Though it would be perfectly rational to sleep deeply when sick, my sleep system is anything but rational and being sick always brings with it a tinge of anxiety and hyper-awareness that make it even more difficult to doze off. 

Not even my velvety compact little/big red sleeping pill could conquer this hyperawareness, no matter how I rolled her up right near my head or stretched her out along my legs.

So, it was back to the wonders of modern medicine and the little white pills for a while.

The good news is that I seem to have gotten that elusive sleep capacity back again.

Like an ephemeral spirit who sometimes materializes to sprinkle me with her magical dust, and sometimes flits out the back door into the forest, not to be heard from for weeks again, the sleep fairy has decided to take up residence in my bedroom ever since right around the New Year.

Maybe thanks to having such a fun, joyful holiday and New Year with my wacky human and canine family, I seem to have returned to a level of well-being that allows me to drop off with all the other snoozers in my bed.

With a little help from my nonprescription, furry, velvety, snoring, firmly muscled sleep aids, maybe this really is a longer-term sleep breakthrough! It remains to be seen.

Wonder if my HMO will cover dog treats?


  1. Glad you're back in the sleep groove. Good job, Sandy (and Fozzie?).

  2. Hi Kirsten, Happy New Year, sleep is something we don't seem to get enough of. But we're glad that restfulness and sleep have returned for you.

  3. I might like to borrow that little red bundle of sleep. Oh sleep, why to you avoid me? LOL I'm glad you are sleeping again, being well rested helps in so many ways!

  4. MORE SLEEP is a great thing

    Stop on by for a visit

  5. I'm glad you got your sleep juju back! There's nothing worse than trying to function after a restless night's sleep!


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