Tuesday, February 26, 2008

The midnight monster

Last night, it happened again. Despite being exhausted, and having been up for about 21 hours, I couldn't sleep. I slept maybe 3 hours last night, and had to work at 7:30 this morning until 4:30. Then I had class tonight from 6:50-9:50.

Needless to say, I'm very tired. Last night in my desperation, I thought briefly about trying to make an appointment at the school health center for tomorrow, to see if maybe I couldn't get a generic Xanax prescription or something. For situations such as these.

But upon waking this morning, I decided against it. That stuff is too powerful, and...uh..."habit forming." I'm not sure I would trust myself around it. Suddenly every night would become a stressful night, and I'd start slipping into 11-hour comas, where not even alarm clocks could stir me.

So at work today I talked to the guy that works in Healthy Living, who has, like, a Master's Degree in herbal cures, or some shit like that. He recommended this magnesium tea thing we have, that's supposed to kind of be an herbal muscle relaxant, and even gave me a 2-week supply of it to sample. Just drink a cup before bed, he said, and see how it works.

The flavor I'm having tonight is Raspberry-Lemon, and it's actually quite tasty. So for you other fitful sleepers out there reading this, I'll let you know how it works after about a week or so.

Wish me luck.

1 comment:

Mandy said...

I haven't been sleeping well ever since we got the dog, and especially since he's been sick. He gets up several times a night and bangs things with his no-licking-yourself cone. And then I wake up and can't sleep. And then I worry about work. Ugh. Let me know if this herbal tea works.