I’m believing that I really need to change my way of living. I’m feeling it in all of the bad ways.
At one point, I was just tired more often than not. Now I have little energy, little motivation, weigh way more than I should……yeah….I’m a mess. At first, I was diagnosed with under-active thyroid disorder and given medication for it, but now my sleep patterns are all wonky. Instead of sleeping a solid 6-8 hours, I sleep 4-5, then get up, and then have to nap for 1-2 more before starting my night-time routine.
I wonder if my night-time routine isn’t taking it’s toll on my health. I don’t know why it should, because other people work nights, and don’t seem to have near as many problems as I have been lately. Maybe I’m just getting old and starting to feel it. I did make one change as of late, which I seem to enjoy. Instead of falling asleep to the TV, I turn on my iHeartRadio app and listen to classic runs of American Top 40 with Casey Kasem (God bless you – we’ll miss you). I think I sleep better when I’m hearing music than chattering talking on the TV. It tends to relax me more than TV anyway, because I just treat it as background noise. I used to do that with the MC SoundScapes channel also, but I grew tired of that after a while, and wanted to listen to something with a tiny bit more substance – not too much though…..just better background noise. If I had my druthers, I’d just listen to the rain all of the time, but getting nature to comply with that request would be a fallacy of the highest order.
As it turns out, the “bug” is going around our house again, so I probably re-caught it – again. Oh wonderful. Well, I guess it’ll be 2 Advil and a melatonin before bed. Perhaps rest and some juice will help cure it. Seems to usually work at least.