For the last month I've had trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. Every night I lay in bed for at least half an hour before finally falling asleep, then between 4:00 and 4:30 am I wake up and stay up for at least an hour. Usually I'll take a gravol to go back to sleep, but then I don't get up until noon.
I was using sleeping pills for almost three years after Dale passed away, but when Bill moved in in 2005 (and we got the new Queen bed) I started sleeping fine and gave them up. When I quit smoking in 2007, I used the patch for a few days but that was a huge mistake! I suffered nerve damage and now every morning around 4:00 am the area near my shoulder blade starts buzzing, burning and itching until it wakes me out of a solid sleep. I think I will start using zopiclone until it heals, if it's ever going to. I guess I'd better see my physician about it.
Today is a very quiet day. Em is playing some video games, Jamie is downstairs with her boyfriend, and Bill is having a nap. The only thing I must do today is take a trip to the grocery store before supper.
Happy New Year!