April 14, 2019
Sleepy Owl ....
I wish I could sleep! I woke up @ 2:08 a.m. for no reason at all. It's now past 4 and I've gone through my worry list (thankfully it's pretty short at the moment), revamped my schedule in my head, checked my notes for next week, played 2 games of online Solitaire (it grounds me for some reason), wrote and published a blog post, read about 40 blog posts on my favorite blogs, researched how to connect our rain barrels from the downspout so the rain can stop spraying all over and just go in the barrel, drank a glass of lemonade, meditated, stretched, tried different positions, wrote a letter in my head, thought about all the things I want to do today and then pared down my list an hour later when I realized at some point today, I'll need a nap and updated my Fitness Pal with stats for the last day.
Why can't I sleep? I have no idea. Saturday was rough but we got through it and we headed to bed early to watch SNL and catch up after a busy week. I fell asleep pretty quickly but am now wide awake, listening to "Thumper" outside (our Prairie Chicken who is searching for a mate) and my dh's soft breaths as he sleeps (lucky guy). Even though it was a rough day, life is good and I have no reason to be awake worrying, which I'm not. I'm just AWAKE! I will take some Melatonin tonight so I don't get in to a pattern and hopefully a few nights of that will reset my brain to sleep.
How do you deal with waking up in the middle of the night?
Any tips you can share to get back to a more restful sleep?