Friday, September 7, 2012

Sleep Aids and In Progress Paintings ...

I've not been sleeping well.
The TWO full moons this month have not helped matters.
I've had a rotten-awful cold, add coughing to the mix and my husband was concerned. 
Five hours of sleep is not enough for me. Burn out/meltdown is not far off when I cannot find sleep.
He brought me home an over the counter sleep aid.
Now. Any of you who know me personally know how I am with ANY kind of medication. 
Benadryl = truth serum. I am typically a sharing kind of person... one of these bad boys and you will get more than you've bargained for. 
Prescription Pain Medication = 12 hours of vomiting and I passed out and had a twitch fit (seizure? Idk I wasn't awake to witness it) OH, and this was as prescribed after DENTAL work. That was a fun one. NOT.
To say I was a little apprehensive when Dave handed me the pretty little blue green liquid gel ... understatement. 
But. Man. I was TIRED!
 I took the pill and went to bed at 10. 
David stayed up to watch a movie, he planned on coming to bed by midnight. 
I remember him coming in and asking me if I was alright? APPARENTLY I had been jabbering and yelling  incoherently in my sleep.
Lovely.
My eyes POPPED open wide awake at 2:30am. 
Managed to get back to fitful sleep... dreamed CRAZY dreams about faceless people. 
I will deal with sleep issues on my own, thanks! 
  The dreaming did get me thinking about this painting I have in progress...  


Hope YOU are sleeping well! 
*chuckle*
Sweet Dreams
~jess

3 comments:

  1. sleep issues are my thing but I can't do the sleep aid thing either... I have given up and squeeze in a nanna nap when I can to stave off permanent melt downs... that painting looks kind of scary so I don't think you should take that stuff again... although the painting is going to be interesting...xx

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  2. Tracy, yes, naps are wonderful! My hubs usually makes sure I get one after church Sunday. ... I've missed a week or two. The boys are a little under the weather and I managed to doze a bit today. This painting is one I gave up on a couple of months ago... weirded me out a bit too.. not really where I wanted it to go, lost momentum. After the dream I believe it is time to reclaim the panel and make it something different :)
    And noooo, not taking sleep aid again!! (my husband is the sleep talker in the family.. we can't be arguing in our sleep hahahaa!)

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  3. Oh, poor Jess! There is nothing I hate more than a sleepless night! Maybe you could try melatonin, which is a natural hormone your body makes anyway. If you are desperate, it would probably be safer than a drug. (of course, since I am reading this blog so long after you wrote it, you may have already passed these sleepless nights and are on to sleeping like a baby, I hope! ♥

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