Thursday, October 25, 2012

Too tired to think of a title...

Oops.  I was offline for a few days and set my blog to automatically post on my date.  But I guess I hit the wrong button.  I must be more tired than I thought!  LOL  

Anyway, here's the post....

Lately, when it comes to rest and relaxation, I've had none.

Insomnia has hit.

Not a gentle tap nudging me away from the threshold of dreamland, but a fifty-pound anvil dropped from a great height and making sure I don't spend more than three straight hours in bed between nine p.m. and six a.m.  And usually, not more than two hours.

As a result, I'm snatching pockets of time during the day whenever possible to squeeze in a nap, but let me tell you, the pockets aren't very deep and neither is my sleep.

This deprivation has been going on for so long, my days and nights are getting mixed up.  Just like a baby.  And I'm EXHAUSTED!  Wah!

The list of remedies so far has included:  warm milk, warm baths, chamomile tea, crackers (carbs), sweets (sugar), and cheese (protein).  So far, my weight's gone up but my snooze time has not. 

Now, normally, this isn't something I'd complain about in public...  But it can't hurt to tell you, can it?  Maybe you've got the perfect cure to help me get some zzz's?

If so, pleazzzzzzzze share!

All my best to you,



August 2012
Barbara White Daille


Sandra Panting said...

I too struggle with insomnia. Have for years. I had a really bad bought about ten years ago where for about two months straight I could barely sleep at all. It was HORRIBLE. Sleep deprivation can really mess with your mind. Anyway when my insomnia starts getting out of control, I generally deal with it to some degree more nights than not, I end up calling my doctor. I know not everyone likes to go the prescription drug route, and if I had any other option I wouldn't either, but there you have it.

Best of luck. Wish I had better advice because believe me I could use some of it myself.

Barbara White Daille said...

Hi, Sandra - Thanks for the input, and hugs on your sleeplessness.

Like you, I'm not wild about meds, but when a problem begins to interfere that drastically, a person does what he or she's gotta do.

Let's both check back later to see if anyone else has suggestions.


linda s said...

I hate not being able to sleep. A late night Turkey something can help. My husband is bad for napping - like three hours and wakes up. He turns on the TV to the news channel or music and falls back asleep.
Loved Honorable Rancher. What's your next book going to be?

Barbara White Daille said...

Hi, Linda! I've heard turkey is good for making you sleepy because of the tryptophan. Will try that around Thanksgiving and see what happens. ;) I wish I could do what your husband does, but if I started watching TV, reading, etc., that would be it for the rest of the night.

Thanks so much for your kind words about HONORABLE RANCHER--and I'm so glad you enjoyed the story!

As for the next book, keep your fingers crossed and stay tuned. I'm hoping to share good news soon. Thanks for asking!