Sleep? What's that? Quizzing the MMP

Seems like no matter what I try (chamomile, melatonin, Unisom, etc), my body persists in not cooperating with me on sleep timing or duration. Whatever I think we need to do, it insists on doing something else. Ugh.

Projected highs this week as high as low 70s. It IS still February, right?

Hijack away. :slight_smile:

Sorry to immediately barge in with unsolicited advice, but what’s your location? Up north? And do you feel during the day that you’re never fully awake? Then melatonin might be exacerbating the problem and bright light therapy might be an option.

It is the treatment of choice in seasonal affective disorder, but also in circadian rythm problems which produce insomnia or delayed sleep phase syndrome.
In the outpatient clinic where I work we treat people with this and the results are usually pretty good.
Best of luck!

Appreciate the thought. I’m in Northern California, but don’t seem to motivate to get outside much.

Spousal unit has been dealing with sleep issues, but his are all pain-related - it seems when he falls asleep and everything relaxes, he ends up in positions that ultimately lead to pain that wakes him, lather, rinse repeat. It’s gradually getting better, but he hasn’t slept thru the night in longer than either of us can remember. Nothing helps, and for whatever reason, he refuses to see a pain management specialist, which is another story entirely.

This morning, I take our truck to the dealer for a Takata recall. Supposedly it’ll only take an hour to do whatever they have to do. Then I’ll come back via the convenience center to dump a load of recycling and swing thru Aldi for a few things. Not sure what the rest of the day will hold. But the rest of the week is supposed to have highs in the 40s and 50s, so we got that going for us.

Happy Moanday, all!

Good Mornin’ Y’all! Up and caffeinatin’. YAWN I was a slugabed until seven this mornin’. How shockin’! ‘Tis 42 Amurrkin out and cloudy with a predicted high of 50 with rain this afternoon/evenin. This will be a good day to be inside and dry so that is what shall be. Sup will be chikin’ 'n dumplin’s with vegetative side matter TBD.

Now I need more caffeine and to feed rumbly tummy. Then, onward into the day! Rah,

Happy Moanday Y’all!

Good morning everyone.

It’s 37 degrees and partly cloudy according to the weather app. We might see rain and will see partly sunny to partly cloudy skies with temps at around 50.

Paint, I saw your post from the last MMP. I would miss you. Do look into the dog walking if it’s not the right time for a new dog.

I suffer from a huge lack of sleep myself and have tried everything. I just don’t sleep much. It doesn’t help that as soon as I actually fall asleep the husband wakes me up by either coming to bed or turning on the light. It’s frustrating. However, even when I travel, I sleep for a bit and then wake up.

Today will kick my butt; I have so much to get done. I took care of some stuff on Saturday, but there is still just too much to do. Oh well, onward.

It will be in the 30s this week and it seems like a heat wave. I remember a February long ago where one day it was 70(Ohio here). I always wake during the night, usually to change position.

Whelp I’m still here. Off to go build the musical. Thanks everyone for the good thoughts yesterday. Still not doing well, but I shall muddle forward.

Afternoon, mumpers! It’s apparently 7C/46F outside, weather app says it’s partly cloudy but I can see sun, so it’s also partly sunny.

From last week’s MMP, VanGo add me to the list of people who’d miss you if you weren’t here! You’re one of us now!!

nellie hope you are in less pain now and things are starting to ease up for you.

swampy sending good thoughts to JDD’s Partner for a swift recovery, and some positive results from those tests.

I have not bothered to go to campus today, I’m irking but doing it from home because my poorly toe is still painful to walk on so I’m not walking on it. First sensible thing I’ve done in ages!

suntanlotiontwo, I remember a February day when it was the coldest this city has ever recorded, -26 F. And it was bright and sunny out, although there was a lot of snow!

OMG The waiting room here at the dealership has The 700 Club on the TV. Just heard a My Pillow ad about how “cancel culture” is… something… I guess the answer is to buy his crap.

Hope my truck doesn’t take much longer.

I’d find another dealer!

Short day of heaving. It’s 34 and rainy. Blah.

That sounds awful, FCM - I haven’t been subject to the “delights” of The 700 Club in years, but it left enough of a scar I remember it well.

Overlygirl, my husband and I went to the outdoor ice rink yesterday, then out to ice cream after. It was a lot of fun, even if overlyboy didn’t come with us. First he wanted us to change our plans because the friend we said he could invite texted him to say he “doesn’t prefer outdoor rinks,” then he got mad at his sister about how she shook a bottle of mango juice, because that’s what siblings do. I guess we were supposed to side with him and join in the criticism, then change plans we’d had for over a week? When that didn’t work, he decided he didn’t feel like being in a car with us and huffed off to make his own plans, only to find out the rink his friend decided to go to instead was closed. Damn karma. Them’s the breaks, I guess.

This week is a chemo week for mom. I don’t know why, but I don’t have a good feeling. It feels like she’s getting ready for the end and about to take a downward turn and I hate it. I’m probably being paranoid and I can’t put my finger on it, but I don’t like it. Not one bit. Oh, well - I’ll be Miss Mary Sunshine 'cause that’s my job right now.

It’s beautiful outside and supposed to be beautiful-er tomorrow. Because I’m getting older, everything hurts from skating but I think I’ll take a walk anyway. Might loosen things up.

Morning all. Sleeping hasn’t been a problem lately, got up after 8 hours today with no issues (outside of the ritual 5am wee…); m\Might be the exercise I’m getting lately is helping, don’t know yet and we’ll see if I continue this week. shopping-n-sammich-n-banking take precedence for the morning activity, however. Heading to 52F and no rain in the week’s forecast.

talkie, kids going to be kids…at least the boy learns about Karma early on. And best wishes for your Mom.

Hope the toe heels soon, boo fae

OK, need to get dressed and about the morning’s tasks. All y’all have a great week now.


Recall repair had been accomplished. But stoopit Target lied - I ordered an item which, according to their site, was available in the store for pickup. So after the repair, I parked at Target and checked my email, discovering that they did not have the item. Dammit. So I canceled the order. Yet another reason I hate Target and never shop there.

I did get rid of 4 bags of recycling, the stopped at Aldi for some fresh produce and a few other things. They had tons of strawberries, but they all looked nasty - I’m thinking they spent too much time on the truck enroute. So no strawberries for us.

I’m having a salad and shortly, I’ll gather the household garbage and take it to the convenience center. Then, who knows…

This, too, shall pass. It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.
I’m currently at home sick from work. My demons are having a party in the basement. I lost a patient to suicide last year, and dealing with the fallout has turned out to be a major trigger. I’ve posted about this before on this board. Still sucks, although at least today I’ve managed to do something useful, I decided to make a start with decluttering. So far I have six bin bags full of discarded goods. So I’ll just keep putting one foot before the other and see where I end up. All of this just to tell you you’re not alone. Life can suck very much occasionally, that’s why we need each other. All the best.

{{{plant doc}}}.

Shopping is done and sammich consumed, so I’ll be off to the gym…sometime. Otherwise just another wonderful day in North Ali-bama.

Press on.

Household trash has been dispatched. Cat box is scooped - did I forget to do it yesterday or did the cats have a pee-a-thon? I also emptied the dishwasher and now I’m running it with a cleaning tablet to see if it accomplishes anything. I think I’m pretty much done with chores - time for recliner and book.