there's no way around it.
somehow, over the past 4+ years,
i have developed the strangest and
most inconvenient sleep pattern in the world.
when i try to go to sleep at a decent hour,
i inevitably wake up in the middle of the night.
this happens multiple times,
regardless of when i go to bed.
and then, of course,
i am exhausted throughout the day.
i end up sleeping through the afternoon
because 1. i'm unemployed,
and 2. i'm sleep deprived from the night before.
what stinks is that even on the days i don't nap,
i can't seem to sleep through the night.
the stupid cycle won't end.
i've tried sleep aids-
sure, i fall asleep faster,
as guaranteed in the ad,
but without fail, i still wake up.
i read an article that suggested hot tea an hour before bed.
tried it. didn't work.
i also read that less clothing helps, too.
not happening in this house.
that remedy will have to wait until june. (heyo!!!)
i've tried rubbing my ears, breathing techniques,
turning off my tv, computer, basically anything that emits "energy"
kicking the dogs out of the bed,
and even attempting to sip a glass of wine before calling it a night.
(so far, my wine selection is awful bc it all taste like booty to me)
so here i am again, blog world, seeking your advice.
what works for you?
any magic spells or remedies to end the madness?