Right now, I am on the strangest sleep/wake schedule, which I would bitch about, except it seems to be working. That is to say, I’m getting a lot of sleep, and taking not much medicine. A lot of sleep for me, and not a lot of medicine, for me. For the last two months orContinue reading “29 July, 2021”
“Traveling with Medication” If you have been counting, my insomnia takes 4 prescription PRN (as needed) medications, 3 regular prescription medications, as well as several OTC meds that my doctor has recommended—some of them are pain medications, which anyone might carry, one is melatonin, another medication that is pretty common, and the others are vitaminsContinue reading “4 June, 2021”
“Bedtimes” On a crowd-sourcing question/answer site in which I participate, someone recently posted this: I put my 11-year-old child strictly to bed at 6:30 PM. Is this a good time to put your kids to bed? This really hit a nerve, and a raw one; my parents used to put me to bed very early,Continue reading “4 May, 2021”
“Ambien” So, on a particularly fallow night, with nothing better to do, I am alone with the word “insomnia,” which flirts shamelessly. It wants me to take it out for a Google, and I relent, finally, at 3am. On this night, I ran across a scare article about the dangers of (OMG!) Ambien addiction. AmbienContinue reading “28 Apr., 2021”
“Brother’s Woes” My brother is having his own sleep woes these days. He just went in for his own sleep study, his first—well, really second, but the previous one was scrapped, albeit, he was prescribed a CPAP machine a few years before the study. How did he get a CPAP without a sleep study? That’sContinue reading “8 Apr., 2021”
I realized that perhaps we may not all be as one with what insomnia is.
“Vaccine Interlude” So, I am now fully vaccinated against COVID-19. I got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. No real side effects. Beginning about 24 hours after I got the shot, there was some soreness in my arm, but only when I massaged it with a lot of pressure. I was hoping for the sleepiness thatContinue reading “18 Mar., 2021”
“Fail” The 11th of February has come and gone, and I am not wearing the sleep tracker. I didn’t go to the appointment. The appointment was for 6pm, and the morning of the 11th, after what was really a pretty good night’s sleep for me—just one significant wake-up, and I got back to sleep, gotContinue reading “7 Mar., 2021”
My favorite holiday came and went last week. If you don’t know much about Judaism, it’s the holiday called Purim.
I have now been taking desipramine for 2 months, and ten days. I have lost 6 lbs. I realize that is not a lot over that much time, but it has happened without any special effort on my part whatsoever. I have been eating what I want, when I want, and getting the moderate exerciseContinue reading “12 Jan., 2021”