Every morning on my new sleep regimen one of the first things I do is fill out my Sleep Diary. It is a form I printed out from the, ahem, National Sleep Foundation.
You write what time you went to bed and what time you got out of bed and then it asks you questions about how you slept.
It is fun to be asked how you slept! It makes you feel good even if it is just a form asking you. Leonard and I used to ask each other how we slept. That is something I have not thought about for some time.
But back to my present situation. The form asks you: "When I awoke for the day, I felt --"
Then there are three boxes and you check one. It is either Refreshed, Moderately Refreshed or ...
... Mean and Evil. Well, they put it "Fatigued."
How do you start to figure that one out?
Usually I cop out and go with Moderately Refreshed. It kind of sums it up, you know? You were sleeping well but not enough.
Last night I slept absolutely fine -- until I hear that bouncy little marimba at 5:15 a.m.
I would have been Refreshed other than that I could not keep on sleeping!
Howard posted this picture of me on Facebook before I went to work. He was telling me about a paint gun he bought and the discussion was detailed and arcane and so I sat down on the stairs.
Hahahaa. Good night's sleep... not! Remind me to get back on the log and gripe. But meanwhile, I did get on the log, and they have a blank where you answer the question: "My sleep was disturbed by ..."
I wrote: "Alarm Clock."
That made me feel better!
I have long had problems with insomnia, but what cured it for me is praying in rhyme -- I just pray in poetic form, spinning out improvisatory prayers in verse -- it calms me down and amuses me (and maybe amuses God too?!?!)
Noochinator, so nice of you ... I love that rhyme idea! I am sorry I am answering so late. What kind of meter do you use? I am trying to think how to do this. Ahem. I'd like to sleep, but Lord, I can't/So my friend said rather than toss and rant/I should imagine prayers in rhyme/It works, he told me, all the time...
By Jove, I think she's got it!
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