So, I haven’t stuck to a schedule. (shut up!)
But, I have been sleeping!
I’ve also been more organized. Everything is in order. My house, my schooling, homeschooling stuff. Everything is rolling along smoothly. I’m letting my body handle my bedtime naturally. I get up at a set time every day, take no naps during the day and let my body decide when I’m sleepy at night. I’ve been going okay with that.
My throat. It’s better!
My heartburn/acid indigestion. It’s better!! (after some rolaids. lol)
For 8 hours!!
OMG. I feel like a new person. I’m going to make sure I don’t take a nap today so I can go to sleep at a decent hour tonight. Usually on the weekend I stay up late, but I’m going to try to stick to the same schedule. I’m not staying up any later than 12. And that is early for me. lol
*sigh* I feel sane again.
If you’ve been keeping up, you know that I don’t sleep. At least not lately.
Yesterday, I felt tired early. This was good! The kids were knocked out, I was studying and falling asleep. I set my book aside and laid it down hoping to drift off fast and for long.
I kept watching the clock. Tossing and turning. I was fidgety.
And then I felt this burning sensation in the pit of my stomach. It crept up. And sat. Sat right there. Right in the center of my rib cage. HEARTBURN!! I don’t even get heartburn!! But I did last night. And it was relentless. It wouldn’t stop. It wouldn’t go away.
I googled remedies, but I wasn’t about to drink vinegar or eat a spoonful of baking soda. So I planned to wait it out.
Any other time I’ve had heartburn, it lasted maybe an hour. I figured it’d be gone soon.
I still have it.
I fell asleep around 6:00am, watching TV One. Me and the late night shows are best buds now. I had to be up by 8. So here I am…up. And so very tired.
Tonight we had salmon for dinner.
Afterwards, I was making cookies and started getting an itch in my throat. Felt like something was caught.
I tried coughing…but it wouldn’t go away.
Then it became apparent to me. My throat was swelling. I panicked a bit.
I eat salmon at least once every two weeks. Probably more. I had a feeling like this before, but it was a couple years ago, and I can’t remember the kind of fish it was (I didn’t cook it).
I also felt the same the last time I ate shrimp (back in 2002). So folks, I think I’m allergic to salmon. I didn’t go to the ER. I just waited to see if it got bad.
After about 2 hours, it felt like it was going back to normal. I’ve been eating only fish the last couple weeks, but I think I’m going to cut that out until I get an allergy test done.
Just to be safe.
So, if you’ve been keeping up, you know I have serious sleep issues. I’ve been a bad sleeper all my life though. It’s not often that I can sleep through the night. For some reason, I can sleep through the day better. I read about a study that said people that work the night shift, or stay up all night are more prone to cancer. Shit. Everything gives you cancer now though.
Anyway, last night I was real tired around 9:30. Figured I’d hit the sack and see if I could make it through the night. Around midnight I hear one of the girls making a bathroom trip. (I sleep light when I’m the only adult in the house) That woke me up, but I was back sleep in just a few minutes. Then, at 3:00 I hear Raphael digging on the side of the bed. Trying to find a toy he dropped. UGH! I spent the next 40 minutes trying to get back to sleep (I have to get up at 6). You see how well that worked, since I’m here blogging at almost 4am.
I’m still going to wake up at my usual time. And no naps during the day. Hopefully tomorrow night I’ll be tired again and I can try it all over.