Monday, October 20, 2008

My secret nightlife...

Bed time... and I was back up at 4:00

Most of you know that I don't sleep the amount of hours recommended by well... anyone! What you may not know is how low the number actually is. Drum roll please... I sleep between 2 and 6 hours a night. I literally cannot sleep more than that. When I get really stressed or excited, the number can drop to under 2 for a few days in a row. The thing that makes it crazy is that that is really all I need. Even as a kid, that is all I needed to sleep.

My poor husband does not have the same malfunction and he has had to learn to love me through it. He is used to waking up without me in bed or being woken up with me getting in our out of bed throughout the night. To make matters worse, I prefer to sleep with all the lights on and some form of noise (t.v., radio... the louder the better) and he is a deep, black, silent room kind of guy! LOL

I don't think it is insomnia because I am fully functioning and surprisingly good humored as a rule. From what I understand people who suffer from insomnia are well... happiness challenged. My son says that it makes me a little hard to live with but great to vacation with! I think he really did mean it as a compliment! So don't be a hater... I just have more hours in my day than everybody else!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

i know what u mean being your niece i enjoy the noise and light and i hve the insomina problem
but i must say i mainly commented to say i have been reading and i miss you

Victoria said...

I can say the part about childhood is true...plus, I remember that you could fall asleep within seconds (while I would lay there forEVER before I could fall asleep), AND you were a STOMACH SLEEPER! Not just a stomach sleeper, but you would smoosh your whole face straight down into your pillow. I asked you one time how you could breathe like that. You just shrugged it off like it was no big deal. ;)

AmyK said...

LOL... Victoria's comment is gospel truth! From start to finish and is still true to this day!

Rebecca said...

I think I told you before we call your disorder being "marvelous", so named after my hero's uncle marv who has the same disorder. :)