Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Sleepless in Shawnee
in·som·nia noun \in-ˈsäm-nē-ə\
Definition of INSOMNIA: prolonged and usually abnormal inability to get enough sleep
— in·som·ni·ac adjective or noun
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Latin, from insomnis sleepless, from in- + somnus sleep — more at somnolent
First Known Use: circa 1623
Related to INSOMNIA
Synonyms: sleeplessness, wakefulness
I don't know if it's the merger at work, ever-changing hormones, a full moon or the fact my little dude appears to quickly be sprouting into a young boy, but I seem to be in that space again where Ambien should become my friend. Or at least have a house that is spruced head to toe or lots of crafty projects done. Whoops.
I've been down this road for many months in a previous life and hadn't intended to go back. In fact, I used to pride myself on how little sleep I needed and cherished all I could get done in those extra hours. These days - keep the trophy, I'll take my sleep. So far to combat this bout I've tried sit-ups (thanks Sarah!), journaling, reading, blogging, television watching, exercising, yoga and straight up Unisom.
What do you do when the clock strikes 12 and your peepers are still wide-eyed?