Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Not Cool

I'm pretty flustered. It's been a little over a week and each night I am consistently waking between the hours of 2 and 4am. I wake as though I'm fully rested and in my mind think it has to be 7am. I know I am wrong straight off when outside it is still pitch black. Rawr. Usually I get up, walk around, might use the bathroom, drink some water, then lay down and pass right out. Not today. I have been awake since 3:30am. Considering even if I pass back out, I tire in the day easier and much earlier. So I don't know what to expect today.

I've got therapy at 11:00 with a different therapist, since mine is on vacation. I have seen this therapist, K, and shes great. It will be an hour and a half since it is my only session this week. I've got work at 1:30-7pm. I know I want to leave early this morningto get groceries at Whole Foods, pick up sushi for lunch, and browse at their diary free dark chocolate chips (handful make a great snack when cravings hit).

With this extra time I'll be able to finish my laundry, and not feel so rushed. Well, more like my slowness won't matter lol


  1. Oh, I feel for you! I have gone through phases of waking up at 3am, almost exactly, every night. It's very annoying. Like you, I feel totally rested and ready for the day. Sometimes, I can go back to sleep, but sometimes I start to toss and turn, annoyed that I'm going to feel tired the next day. Doesn't help when my med school friends say early morning waking is a sign of depression(which I didn't THINK I had). Anyway, just consider it a phase and don't stress it. That would be my advice :)

  2. I am so right there with you - 2 nights ago I was up ALL night!!! NOTHING helped me to slepp. Errrrrrrr. How can one be so tired, not not sleep, I wonder?

    Love the little icon/button, btw!

  3. Kim, I have heard its a sign of depression, or anxiety (they something about whether you wake up around 2 or 4am...one is anxiety, and one is depression.) I really don't know if there is any accuracy to that. Funny thing is I'm on two medications for both anxiety and depression. I believing it might be a side effect of the meds, although I see that its strange I'm getting the side effects months later?

    E, yeah I can't fathom it. I'm about to post about last nights ordeal. It's amazing and quite frustrating how our body's behave at times...