Mr. Sandman: You, sir, are no gentleman.


Well, hello there. It’s 8:45 on Saturday. I’ve been awake since 7:30. That’s not counting the two other times I woke up after not going to sleep until midnight. Either I have developed sleep apnea (possible) or this mattress was the biggest mistake we’ve made in quite a long time. I’m not sure what to blame it on but when you feel just as bad (or worse) upon waking up as you did when you went to bed, there’s a problem. Especially as, since the advent of the mattress, I have lost the ability to nap. Used to be if I quit moving and went horizontal for more than sixty seconds, I’d fall asleep. Some days I’d sleep a couple of hours. Now? Forget it. I might start to doze off but never get fully asleep. Mostly I flip and flop and am uncomfortable for the entire time I’ve allotted myself to sleep. I didn’t used to be able to take naps and apparently I am back at that point. In this case, as well, though, it’s hard to know whether it’s the mattress or not because, around the same time we got it, I also stopped taking medication I’d taken for several years that is known to make people drowsy. So maybe that’s what allowed me to sleep during the day and now I’m back to (my) normal.

At this point, I don’t even care what it is. I just wish I knew. How can I be effective at, well, life if I am constantly sleep-deprived (and waking up with the occasional headache, back ache, etc.)

Also at this point I’m thinking, how bad will sleeping in a tent for a month possibly be? It may even be an improvement.


About msmaryb

I'm a native Californian who lives in Oklahoma. I'm a full-time student, pursuing a Bachelors in Anthropology, following which I hope to attain a Masters in Archaeology. I have three kids, one husband, no pets, and a lot of friends - most of whom live inside my computer. I love to read, write, watch tv (shut up, we can't all be brain surgeons), shop, and travel. I'm trying to set foot in all 50 states before I die. I have 38, so far. I love the Beatles and Maroon 5, and if you think those two things are incongruous, well, they are. But that's me. When I love something, I love it 100%. I don't do anything halfway. I want to know everything there is to know, so I'm trying to cram as much into my brain as I can in the short amount of time I'm allotted in this dimension.

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