Benadryl. Either it doesn’t work or it works too much.
So, lately I have been getting to bed way too late and sleeping until noon or later. Unfortunately, this is a problem because in order for me to get enough work done for the day I should really start closer to 10am. However, I’ve been having a hard time adjusting my sleep schedule because I’m just not getting sleepy early enough.
The night before last I decided to try some Benadryl. I just took one. I never really felt it “kick in”, but I went to bed and eventually fell asleep. I woke up several times, had trouble getting back to sleep each of those times, and overall it didn’t really seem to help much. I did get to bed a little earlier than usual, but I don’t think it had anything to do with the Benadryl. I just chose to go to bed early. The Benadryl was supposed to make the sleeping easier, which it didn’t seem to. It wasn’t a very restful sleep.
Last night I decided to go with 2 Benadryl tablets. This time I could feel it start to “kick in” shortly afterward, and I went to bed, where I fell asleep and had a very restful sleep. I don’t think I woke up at all until morning when Lisa was getting ready for work, and even then I passed out again right away. A couple hours later I woke up. I looked at the clock and realized that I had enough sleep so I got up and walked around… but after a few minutes I realized I wasn’t ready. I couldn’t function. I had to get back in bed… so I did. By the time I actually got up to stay I had slept for about 12 hours. THAT’S TOO MUCH! Not normally a big deal but in this case the whole purpose of making myself sleep earlier was so that I could get up at a decent time. It doesn’t help for me to go to bed 2 hours earlier if I’m going to just sleep 4 hours more! …or whatever. That was just an example.
Anyway… that’s that. I don’t think I can get in the number of hours of work today that I should have been able to. Yeah I know I’m typing a blog when I should be working, but this really doesn’t take long.
Speaking of typing blogs, I need to try to get into the habit of posting blogs when I have stories to share rather than posting them as Facebook news posts.