I've been battling insomnia for a little over a month off and on. It drives me crazy. I've not been able to figure out exactly what's going on...if it's stress, overactive mind, body pain I'm unaware of, the possibilities are almost endless. I did put in a call to an advise nurse who recommended I use Tylenol PM for a week to try to re-establish my sleep pattern and if that didn't work I should make an appointment to see a doctor (likely just to end up on a prescription I could become addicted to).
While up in Oregon, my Mom started me on Melatonin (which the body produces naturally but apparently loses the ability to produce effectively as we age -- correct me if I'm wrong on that Mom)...which has worked wonderfully for almost two weeks. But 3:12 this morning I am awake...with no going back to sleep...GRRRRRRRR
I suspect some of this morning's episode is due to end of the month tight finances but I thought Mark and I had worked it out before going to bed last night so I don't think that's a complete answer. I do have a job possibility that I haven't decided about...I've updated the ol' resume, written a cover letter, but haven't submitted it. With everything that's going on with the economy we're really feeling the pinch of my not working but I don't want to get a job just to cover the child care...what would be the point? With the older boys on tracks at school, it really makes the whole job idea almost unworkable...I mean Cam and Alex are basically going to be off from Thanksgiving till New Years! With Ian just going three afternoons a week on top of Robbie at home...I just don't see how it would work, even part-time.
So here I sit. I'm going to go make up a cup of herbal tea -- see if I can't find something completely mindless on TV -- maybe work on Alex's stocking for a bit -- no point in taking a Melatonin tablet and trying to go back bed at this stage as the boys will be up within two hours. AWWW another looooooong day ahead.