Broken sleep

posted by Jeff | Monday, May 30, 2011, 12:30 AM | comments: 0

I'm not sure how to sleep "right" anymore. For many years, I could sleep predictably well on the left side of the bed, on my stomach, facing outward and propped up a little by a flat pillow, keeping my head almost perpendicular to my body.

Some time around when I started sleeping alone, that stopped working, and in the six years since, I still haven't had a consistent position. Some of those years, I can blame the industrial piercing, when it wasn't cooperating and was uncomfortable at times. The small ring I have now has no impact.

Mostly it's issues with my legs. It's like there is no position that feels right. And when I'm on my side, I need to stick a pillow there to give my goodies room to breathe. It's so complicated. Then lately my shoulder has been annoyed with side-sleeping, and T-shirts seem to get pulled funny. There was a day when I didn't sleep with shirts either, come to think of it.

The really odd thing is that sometimes I'll get up and crash on the couch, so as not to annoy Diana with the thrashing, and I'll fall right asleep, going back to bed at some point in the middle of the night. I can also nap like it's my job, pretty much anywhere.

It's also not an issue of my brain being overly engaged, most of the time. Tonight I was just thinking about random unimportant stuff that should have bored me to sleep.

Let's try this again...


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