Sunday, 27 November 2011

A relatively quiet day


Managed to get more sleep last night, only woken up a few times by my back and neck. I'm not the best of sleepers anyway, it seems to be getting worse as I get older.

According to The Food Hospital programme on Channel 4. though, if I am not adversely affected by not sleeping i.e. gritty eyes, tired out all day, irritable, I don't have insomnia! It's true, I don't seem to be too bad even after 2 or 3 days of lack of sleep. I am however, most of the above when I have a completely sleepless night – who can blame me.

I probably don't sleep more than 2-3 hours per night for a couple of nights, then I'll sleep for about 3 or 4, then back onto the 2-3 hours etc. Every now and then, maybe once a fortnight or so, I don't sleep at all. If things get really bad and I've had several nights of hardly any sleep, I'll take a 1/2 tablet of 2 a night Nytol (blue box not green).

If you can't sleep, this type of Nytol is very good but once I had built up to taking it every night (even at a 1/4 the recommended dose), thought I had better take a break from it. I can't take a full tablet even though I sleep very well with it – great – as I am very dozy the next day – not so great!

Anyway, sleep issues to one side I have today made my second batch of mincemeat and some new marmalade. 2 jars with Grand Marnier in them, 2 with ginger and 1 1/2 plain.


2 comments:

  1. What do you do to fill all the hours during the night? If I have sleepless nights I always get up to watch tv or use the computer. When I was studying for my degree I used to work if I woke up during the night - never actually writing the assignments but doing research.

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  2. Hi Scarlet. I can't do anything much during these sleepless nights other than read simply because using the computer/ writing etc makes things worse as I then start thinking about those things. I will get up to watch something on TV if the front room is still warm but I prefer to stay in bed and keep warm. A hot drink and or a touch of something in it usually has the effect to send me off to sleep after a couple of hours.

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