When I was stationed in Germany, there was an X-ray Tech in my unit who had Narcolepsy. I never saw him fall asleep and didn't know anything about it until almost a year after I met him! We were all sitting around drinking on a Saturday night and he was talking about how they had to keep messing with the dosage of his meds. If they gave him too much it would mess with his liver and if they didn't give him enough, he'd fall asleep all the time.
Then the other guys we worked with all started in with the Narcolepsy jokes. They also would tease him about how it must be rough being able to fall asleep anytime, anywhere.
I've had so much insomnia since we moved to Colorado that I sometimes wish for Narcolepsy. Then I wince, realizing I just wished for a chronic illness. Stupid!
When I wander about the house, sleepless, I tend to go downstairs and watch TV or get the laptop and tool around the internet. Sadly, that's pretty much how I spend my days as well. At least I'm working out 4 or 5 days a week now and hoping that counteracts all my inactivity. Initially, the workouts were making me sleep like a baby! But even that's not working anymore.
I don't sleep because of stress and there's not much that's going to help my stress levels anytime soon. Don't worry about me, though, I seem to have entirely too much fun on my sleepless nights to be truly worried about it! I knit, watch movies, play poker online - all kinds of useless stuff!
The knitting is mostly what's keeping me sane. I've finished quite a lot of stuff this year! I finished my Olympic Sweater, Dave's Sweater, some dishcloths and towels for our kitchen, some bed socks. Just yesterday I finished the second of a fantastic pair of socks! I can't show them to you as they are a super-secret surprise for someone and I'll show y'all when they are given.
Do any of you have sleepless nights? Any tips on getting to sleep?
Knitting in my sleep(less), Ruth!