Insomnia

8 years ago

So last night was one of those nights when I just couldn't sleep.  I have them now again.  Now I was exhausted last night.  If you read my post about the lazy coaches at my sons flag football calling the game when it wasn't raining then you probably knew this was coming.  The make up game.  And of course they can't put it at a time convenient for me, noooo.  They decide that in between practice at 6 on Tuesday and practice at 6 on Thursday is plenty of room for game at 6 on Wednesday!  Never mind that they have school tomorrow.  No consideration for the fact that younger son has swim lessons on Wednesday at 4:30.  Plus did I mention that although I did buy the gatorade for halftime snacks for Saturdays game, I still had to go buy more since both boys were busily drinking it all week.  Then there is the fact that they told me Tuesday night. (Thanks for the advance notice!)  Anyway, after two 45 minute halves plus the halftime break, the drive home, dinner, baths, bedtime stories (cause even though they can barely keep their eyes open they refuse to go to bed without a story) it is 9:30 and I am bone tired.  I go to bed only  to lay there without sleeping much of the night.  I may have dozed off here and there but I do know that I was awake when hubby came to bed after the eleven o'clock news and I was awake at two am when I finally gave in and looked at the time and was awake at 5 when hubby got up to go to work.  So bottom line, I do not feel rested.  I looked up some information on insomnia to find out that there are multiple types.  The short term insomnia is caused by outside factors like stress, jet lag, shift changes etc. and the long term is usually caused by a medical condition like depression, asthma or sleep apnea.  So the really interesting part is when they tell you about the treatment.  "The main focus of treatment for insomnia should be directed towards finding the cause. Once a cause is identified, it is important to manage and control the underlying problem, as this alone may eliminate the insomnia. Treating the symptoms of insomnia without addressing the main cause is rarely successful." So I should remove the stress in my life and then I'll get more sleep.  Oh why didn't anyone tell me this before?  So easy, I'll get rid of the bills, my husband will never ever argue with me again and my children will become loving cooperative angels who never have flag football games on a Wednesday.  Now if only they could tell me where they are selling that magic wand........

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