I had an aerobic exercise last night seeing that I spent it tossing and turning the entire time. I think that accounts for the reason I almost tripped over my blanket getting out of bed this morning. Somehow, in the middle of the night, I must have kicked it onto the floor. Either that, or we got into a fight and I put it there as punishment…only I must have done that during the few hours I actually slept because I don’t remember doing it.
I think I slept a total of 3 hours if you were to add up all the time I wasn’t watching the clock tick by. Boy, can I feel it too. Nights like that make for some really interesting days. You will find me yawning in the shower, as I work, and even as I eat. It’s funny how that happens. My days seem to always be filled with the longing to go to bed…and my nights are filled with my brain refusing to sleep. It just won’t shut itself off.
I guess you could say I don’t sleep…I just nap. I nap at 2 o’clock in the morning and at 3 o’clock in the afternoon. MS can be exhausting…more for some people than for others.
Make sure you take the time your body needs to rest and use that time to rest. Sometimes that means pausing in your day to lay your head down on your desk or in the break room, and other times it is a moment of quiet as you sit in your car all by yourself. It may even be a long pause locked away in the bathroom where no one can bother you.
Know that you are important enough to take that time. Life is moving at such lightning speed in today’s society and it seems to demand so much out of you that rest just doesn’t fit into the plan. Don’t buy into that lie. Rest is needed and more valuable than you realize. Press the pause button today and make the choice to be still in the middle of the day…just try not to snore too loud, or drool.