Working the night shift has totally off thrown my circadian rhythm and now instead of being able to sleep during the night, I am finding it hard to sleep at all. It doesn’t mean I don’t want to sleep, because I love sleeping. It just means that when I try to sleep I can’t. When I finally do get to sleep it is usually with the assistance of some sleep inducing medication that are just lying around. But that sleep isn’t normal sleep because I am actually “knocked out” for 9-12+ hours without waking up for anything….anything.
After I finally do wake up from those drug induced sleeps I am in a drowsy daze for at least another 2 hours.
Every time I try to sleep at night I fall asleep at a decent hour and then I wake up 5 hours later and can’t go back to sleep. I watch horrible shows off thecw in efforts to fall back asleep. But it never works and the next thing I know I have watched a whole season of some awful show. It’s the worst.
I guess all the switching from days to nights has taken it’s toll on me. I am not the same young 21 year old, switching days to nights willy nilly, that I was a year ago. Those were the days and I didn’t even know it yet.
Also there is a new two cat minimum on my bed, and one of those cats is almost never Minkee. It’s a bit excessive. I guess the only way to keep them off my bed is to kick them out of my room, but then I would have to shut the door…if you give a moose a muffin. Right ladies?!?!?! I said that to a patient the other day, “if you give a moose a muffin”, not “Right ladies” and they were from another country so they didn’t understand, but it made me miss my childhood reading with the gal gals.
I am going to try to sleep now.
Thanks for reading.