Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Me no sleepy

I've never been a great sleeper,

Ask my mom..there is a reason why my sister was born 4 years after me..

In highschool, sleeping in was 8am, as I progressed to University, I would be awake by 7 and by the time I articled for a CA firm, I would dash out of the house by 6:30.

These days I'm up at 5:30 for the gym.

This ungodly hour would be fine if I was able to fall asleep by 10pm and actually SLEEP.

Am I preggo and having to pee three times a night? NO
Do I have kids who wake up in the night? um...NO
Am I 90 yrs old and every bone hurts that being awake is simply easier then being asleep? yeah ...no!

So what the ????

I've narrowed it down to a few things..

1. I START work most nights around 8pm.
2. I work on my computer...a recipe for getting all wired up from the pretty pixels.
3. Once I finish work, around midnight, I need to "relax", unwind...
4. I choose to "unwind" with an episode of madmen on my laptop, in bed. Pretty pixels again.

Bad bad bad...
I can't seem to shake this bedtime routine.

Last night, after many sleepless night, I broke down and popped one of these...

Sleepeze D Extra Strength Capsules is a temporary sleep aid intentent to target occasional sleeplessness.

May I highlight the word "occasional"

Well, I slept like a baby last night. Woke up fresh, alert and ready for the day. Tim dislikes this sleepaid immensely (we may have watched the show "intervention" together last night..)

But I'm desperate folks. I want sleep. Good quality zzzz's...

And please don't suggest I work less or earlier in the day. It's not an option right now.

Tonight's experiment is me sleeping in the basement bedroom...alone. Not my idea, but we need to rule out the possibility of Tim being the problemo here...he insists he is not a trasher, sleep disturber.

We'll see.
I have not thought of what happens if he IS the problemo.

Twin single beds in one room?

OMG, I am 90!



  1. HAHAHA...2 single beds...whatever works! Nothing wrong with a sleep aid now and then. You need your sleep. I'm pretty sure it's the whole work until late and then watch TV on the laptop thing! Whenever I'm on the computer at night, it takes me longer to sleep at night. So, every night, I read my Kindle in bed for about 10 - 15 minutes. It clears my head and I'm ready for sleep! That would be my suggestion.

  2. Yikes. I'm sorry I don't have any good advice for you, but sometimes my husband sleeps on the couch (he offers) (he snores) (loudly) and the quality of sleep I get is INCREDIBLE. I might sometimes joke about separate bedrooms.

  3. Oh you crack me up! Not the fact that you are having trouble sleeping tho, that plain stinks. Hope you can figure it out and it doesn't involve you and Tim sleeping separately!

  4. if I am on the computer before bed I find it even more difficult to sleep, which happens a lot. But like you I am a horrible sleeper. It takes me forever to fall asleep. I can't turn all those thoughts in my head off. I am going to try that sleep aid. I have a few conferences coming up and being in a hotel with lots of excitment going on around me is a sure fire way to get zero sleep.