I am tired. It must be time for all good little insomniacs to go to sleep. I know a couple of you will read this tonight. It is late and that means you are not able to sleep either. I am sorry to hear that and I hope you can pick up my sleepy energy from this and go to sleep.
We need sleep in order for our bodies to heal and regenerate properly. The sleep cycles are critical to our muscle repair and any tissue damage that has been sustained during the day, It is during REM sleep that our bodies go to work at healing the micro tears in bodies from the day.
Sleep deprivation causes problems with spacial memory. If you are sleep deprived, like me a lot of the time, you will have trouble remembering where you put things the day before. You might not remember where your car keys were placed or where you parked the car.
You also may have trouble keeping track of where you are setting things in the morning. (well in my case.morning is at noon when i wake up)
I always lose track of everything when I am trying to get ready for work. It sometimes carries over into the work day . a few hours later. I once looked for my work key in my purse. I was digging for it in my purse, thinking it was with my car keys.
The thing is that I wear that work key on a chain around my neck. It was on my neck, just hanging there, just like it has been every day at work for many many months now.
It was scary to me when I realized that I had forgotten the key was on my neck. I simply could not think properly to remember where to look for the key, to open the door.
So this is sleep deprivation. This is a problem of insomnia. I would not wish it on anyone.
I posted one of my insomnia poems on All Poetry,com. It was a description of the horrors of insomnia and how I felt that particular night.
Actually I might just reblog this poem. I think I will post it after this one, just before I go to sleep because I am feeling like I did when I wrote that poem.
I got a comment which said “you should change the name of the poem to drama queen. Haven’t you ever heard of being a night owl?”
And so it goes….Most people are unsympathetic about things they have no idea about.
For the rest of you, you will be reading this when you wake up in a few hours and I am hopefully sound asleep. I will see your responses when I wake up at noon.
We are all on different time schedules, time zones and sleep schedules. It is nice that we connect anyway.
Good night to all, or good morning , as the case may be 🙂