I’ve had insomnia the last two nights. I’ve gone to bed exhausted, fallen asleep for an hour or so, then woken up wide awake, unable to fall back asleep. I’ve tried sitting up for a bit, watching Netflix on my iPad with earbuds (so as not to wake the husband or dogs) reading, organizing the medicine cabinet, and just lying down with my eyes shut trying to meditate myself into sleep. No such luck.
Yesterday was my first day back to work, it was exhausting and I regretted returning to work so soon, but I made it through. It was a long day (left the house at 5:45am and got home at 5:30pm) and, although I felt I could go right to bed, I stayed up long enough for a quick, low residue dinner (tuna steak and green beans,) and then fell asleep sitting up on the couch. Jeffrey shuffled me off to bed, and I fully expected to sleep hard tonight, but I was sorely disappointed. I’ve been wide awake for hours now, and I’ve given up, since I need to be up for work in 25 minutes, anyway. I suppose it will be another long, grueling day, that will end with me even more exhausted, and I fear I’ll have another sleepless night again. I have never had insomnia before. I’ve had the rare nights I can’t sleep, but of all my ailments and illnesses, sleeplessness has never been one of them. I hope this passes soon. I miss resting my mind.