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It’s 4 something in the morning and I should be asleep. I have been awake for about an hour. Sleep and I are not friends. I seek it, and it hides from me. This has been the story of my life.
Doctors have told me I can’t exist on 4 hours of sleep. I tell them to talk to my body as it won’t listen to me. I have tried all the typical things to help me sleep. I now fall asleep faster than I did in the past. It only takes an hour or two. The problem is that I don’t stay asleep through the night.
I used to just lay in bed and wonder how long I would be fighting the battle. Now I turn on the tube and listen to HGTV blabber or play solitaire on my phone. I have learned to not pick up a book though. I don’t want my body to associate reading with falling asleep.
I know I come by this affliction naturally. My mom rarely slept until she reached her 80s. My daughter unfortunately, also does not sleep. Evidently my teen granddaughter has trouble getting to sleep, but she also has trouble waking up. We are all sleep deprived.
I wish I could go to sleep and stay asleep for a reasonable period of time. I don’t want to have to wait until I am 80 for this pattern to kick in.