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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.


Rising and Shining

I have two alarms set to wake me up in the morning.  The first is at 6:50 and the second is at 7:15.  When the first wakes me up, I turn it off and return to sleep a little bit longer.  What the first one does is take me out of that really deep sleep but still gives me time to rest a bit longer before actually having to get up.  The second alarm wakes me up again but for this one I just hit snooze.  This means it goes off again in 5 minutes.  I do this until I feel like getting up.

Here’s the problem… lately, when the 6:50 alarm wakes me up, I try to get back to sleep but I have to pee so badly it practically hurts.  So what do I have to do?  Well I get out of bed and stumble to the bathroom to do my thing.  Of course, now I’ve gotten out of bed which means that it’s even hard to get that extra bit of rest once I get back to bed.  Sometimes I just try to hold it but that’s a lost cause.

Anyway… I ought to get ready for work now.