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

3 comments:

  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 :)

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  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!

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  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...

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