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Sunday, January 10, 2010
I generally can sleep pretty much anywhere (except in a car, for some reason) but the past few years I've gone through sporadic phases of very erratic sleep. I'll get a full 8 hours one night, but for the next three days won't be able to manage more than a cat nap.
I think perhaps I blogged about this back in 2008 when it was happening then? I thought I was going crazy. I'm generally a very logical and sane person, but in this instance I really felt like I was losing my mind. I remember having a breakdown on the 4th or 5th sleepless night, crying so hard because all I wanted to do was sleep...but couldn't.
After self-diagnosing insomnia, I thought I should finally seek medical intervention and when I presented my case to my doctor he suggested I "get more exercise". Really? That's your solution? I mean, I didn't go to medical school or anything, but I don't think going to the gym is going to solve sleep deprivation.
"May cause drowsiness...use caution when operating a car or dangerous machinery." Ok, so, running on a treadmill isn't the same game as operating a car, but it's definitely in the same ballpark...and I'm DROWSY all. the. time. I don't think physical exertion is the answer, unfortunately I have yet to really find the answer other than waiting it out.
Maybe I should start going to testicular cancer support groups? Meh, I don't want to end up punching myself in the neck at 3AM in the parking lot of some shady bar.
Posted by Bunny at 3:39 AM