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11:18 pm: sleeping
I'm sleeping terribly again, staying up later and later; getting up later too, but not late enough to get six hours in. It's having the usual consequences on memory, focus, and the ability to actually do a thing instead of realizing that I ought to do it, and realizing that I ought to do it, and realizing that I ought to do it....

This is one of the things I need my dogs for. They're very good at telling me it's time to eat, or it's time to go out; harder for me to ignore than my own body. They do try to tell me when it's time to go to bed, but I can ignore that, since they can go to bed without my help.

This evening Aiko nudged me, so we went out, but just stood on the back deck. A few minutes after we came in, he nudged me again. I told him to go lie down. Then I realized that I hadn't given him his pills with dinner. (I set out his pills for the next day each night when I set out mine, so I can check whether I have given them to him.) The carprofen has to be taken with food, (I assume because it is an NSAID and would give him ulcers otherwise? I don't know, he gets fed twice a day and pilled twice a day, it all works fine when I don't fuck up,) so I gave him a little more food, and his pills.

I've got to figure out how to sleep better.

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From:lookfar
Date:July 9th, 2015 02:54 pm (UTC)
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Oh dear, that is such a hard problem. I've got it too at times and had it really bad when my kids were little. Lack of sleep led to bad days and excessive coffee, which led to bad, short nights, which led to more coffee and so on. I find that it helps if I stay away from screens; does that work for you? Basically anything that can be done bag-of-chips style, without a natural breaking point, like the Internet, helps keep me up. Hope you can break the cycle and get back to better habits, I know it's so hard.
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