Evening peeps, I’m still here trucking along…not much up for blogging lately though. Ever since I was put on blood pressure meds, I’ve just been so tired lately. Mostly, I just don’t get enough sleep, but even when I do get enough sleep, I’ve just been feeling really tired. I know it’s a combination of my mental and physical health (mentally sound-ish, but physically need improvement), but since the beginning of this year, the physical has began to bleed into the mental and so I’ve just been so tired of everything lately…work…my apartment…my car…family…just everything.
As they say, something’s got to give…I need to make some changes and I know it, but I’ve just been soo tired. First off, I need to get more sleep. I know this. My body tells me daily, that I need to do it. But no matter what time I get in my bed, when I lay my head down, I can never seem to get to sleep. It’s either my mind is racing from what went on during my work day, or I’ve been on social media too long. Whatever the case may be, I just can’t seem to turn off my brain enough to get right to sleep. I tried slow music, counting sheep, counting from 100-1, but never fails, I still end up lying in bed for an hour or so and not remotely falling asleep.
It really seems the only way I can get to sleep soon as I hit the bed is too already be bone tired and nothing feels worse than being that tired…even if you get the sleep you need, it just doesn’t feel good, ya know. Besides which, I work in a Microbiology lab, it’s not the type of job that involves “hard labor”. I’m never gonna be “bone tired” in a Micro lab…I mean unless it’s new media shipment day, I barely use any big muscles and the overwhelming majority of out work involves sitting on our tuchus. So unless there is some great revamping of what is done in the Micro lab, then there is no way I leave work being muscle weary.
I’ve had folks suggest taking sleep aids and in the past I have, but only on extreme occasions where I had to get some sleep before taking a long drive or a long day of air travel. I don’t have a real “additive” personality, but I’d prefer not to have to take sleeping pills nightly, but le sigh…I’ve got to make some changes…