Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sleeping Addictions and the Illness Trio

These past couple of weeks have been quite the ride. Working a full-time and part-time job, finishing my senior year, and studying for my huge certifying exam was not really how I was planning on spending the latter part of March/ early April. It's been super stressful and overwhelming, but I've loved it. I really I have. There are so many new things to learn and I feel like my days are so much more productive!

With that being said there have been a few negative side effects while trying to obtain Super Woman status (which I don't think I'll ever master). The first thing is the lack of ZzZs I've been having. I am usually a solid 8 hours a night kind of girl (yes slightly pathetic, but what do ya do. Girl loves her sleep!) to 5-6 hours per night, which most normal people my age seem to be able to fully function on. At first I thought I was really one of those people and I had been fooling myself for the past 3 years. Not the case. Yesterday my lack of sleep most definitely caught up with me.

My first sign was that I was getting a little drowsy while driving. Okay, there are two problems with this sentence: 1. It was 12 in the afternoon when said driving was taking place and 2. I NEVER get tired driving. I'm always the one to drive Jeremy and I home and 2 am. The second sign was that I got home from work at 5:15 and fell asleep at 5:30. Normally not a huge deal, except for the fact that I slept until 8:45, woke up, at some turkey bacon, talked with the hubs and fell back to sleep at 10:30, my normal bed time. Who can take a 3 hour nap and then promptly go back to sleep 2.75 hours later to sleep 8 more hours? Apparently someone with a sleeping addiction. I just can't seem to get enough of it.

Another contributing factor could also be the interesting combination of illnesses that I can't seem to get rid of. For the past two weeks or so I've had the nastiest cough. The kind that's so bad that people literally take steps away from you, even when you are taking the proper precautions to cover your mouth. The kind the crackles when you breath deeply, then sends you an embarrassing fit of coughs. You know that kind? On top of that I've started getting a really sneezy and stuffy nose. Allergies, yay. Yesterday I headed over to Walgreens and picked up my no fail drug of choice, Zyrtec. Popped one of those babies and waited for my almost instant relief. Not so much. The ichy throat and sneezes were gone, but the runny nose lingered. The only conclusion that I can come to is that I had allergies ON TOP of a sneaky cold. So I have the triage of cold, allergy, and cough. That shouldn't even be legal considering my nose is dealing with double decker snot.

So here I am, feeling that I could sleep for another, oh, 13 hours straight, coughing my guts and blowing my sore runny nose into oblivion caused by cold not allergies.

Well that's all today, more tomorrow I'm sure!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so addicted to sleep. I can sleep for 9 hours, and then take a 2 hour nap in the afternoon!