Insomniac.August 29, 2011 at 9:56 am | Posted in Cheese with that whine? (aka rants) | 11 Comments
I am in one of those phases where I cannot sleep.
Well, that’s not completely true.
I DO sleep, a little, in the course of a night.
For the past week now, I’ve had it all: trouble falling asleep. Trouble staying asleep.
I am literally up in between EVERY REM cycle. When I do wake up, I’m looking at my alarm clock and am surprised I slept at all.
It’s really frustrating.
I thought perhaps that it might be a symptom of overtraining for my marathon. I’ve had a number of weeks of much higher mileage.
So this weekend, I decided to take some rest days.
Insomnia is the worst kind of mental punishment, in my opinion. There’s nothing worse than staring at the alarm clock, knowing that it’s going to ring at 4:30 because I have to run 8 miles and then go be productive for the day.
I am going to try melatonin tonight. And maybe some sleepytime tea.
But this is where I am asking for assvice. Do any of you suffer from insomnia? What have you found to help with it?