Hello friends,

So, it is approximately 12:45am CST, and even though I have an 8:00am physical therapy appointment, I am wide awake.

This has been happening off and on for a couple of weeks now, but usually I fall asleep with no problem, and then wake up in the middle of the night, alert and full of energy. I feel like I could get up out of bed and do things like read my book or surf the web, cook a really good breakfast or anything. My mind races, thinking of things I need to do the next day or things that I forgot to do the day before. I force myself to fall back asleep or I will feel terrible upon sunrise. And so, with much effort, I drift off again.

Tonight, however, is different.

Tonight I am struggling to get drowsy; I’ve watched YouTube videos, searched the web, play games, with the hopes that I would get sleepy. Nothing is working. It’s almost 1 in the morning. I have to go to sleep. I’m getting up in five hours. Tomorrow will be a long day. I don’t want to take any meds to help me sleep, so I’m just going to have to force it.

Goodnight/morning, friends. Until we meet again.