Saturday, May 1, 2010

Sleep...Where Are You?

I hate insomnia.  I haven't figured out why this happens to me.  It could be that I sleep too late in the mornings.  My typical routine is go to bed between midnight and 1am.  The alarm goes of at 2:15am, and I get Junior up for work.  The alarm goes off again at 5:15am and I get up and get the kids off to school.  I lay back down around 7am, and sleep until 10:15am.  (I find it easier to change the hour three times a day, so I always get up at something 15)  This totals about 8 hours of sleep, if I fall asleep quickly, which doesn't normally happen.  Usually, I get about 6 1/2 hours of sleep a night. 

So tonight (I know it's technically morning, but whatever) I know that I don't have to get up three times in the morning.  I can sleep until my body decides to wake up.  (or until my mother calls...we have plans for tomorrow)  But here I sit.  I am pretty tired, but I can not fall asleep.  I blame all the caffeine I had today.  Usually, I drink diet sprite (or the equivalent store brand) at home, but when we go out, I drink diet coke, because most places don't carry the diet sprite.  Today we did a lot of running around, and I drank a lot of diet coke, which means I had a lot of caffeine. 

Which probably explains why I am still up.

At least I will be able to sleep in on Sunday...


Donna said...

I thought they made Caffeine Free Coke! I use to buy it for Crystal...check it out sweetie!!

jenn said...

They do, but it's difficult to find in restaurants. I am going to have to start drinking water when we go out to eat.

Luckily, I did manage to get 8 hours of straight sleep last night, so I feel okay this morning.

Crystal Waid said...

I can not believe mom didn't get on to u for drinking Diet coke. She use to STALK me, lol!

jenn said...

Crystal ~ I only drink it when we go out to eat, because I can't have sugar and most restaurants don't offer a caffeine free diet drink.