There’s probably very little about me or the way I do things that’s normal but I seem to have this weird thing going on. Every afternoon about 2:30 or 3, I cannot hold my eyes open. I’m not one to sleep in a chair. I need to go to bed, cover up with quilts and fall asleep – usually for a couple of hours. I know if I do that, I’ll be up half the night so I try not to take an afternoon nap. For at least the last 10 days, I’ve wanted a nap so badly but have resisted. Then, every evening, about 8, I get this burst of energy. It’s like . . Hey Vince, let’s go outside and pull weeds or let’s clean up the downstairs family room. He doesn’t get that burst of energy. I’ve always been one to fall asleep the minute my head hits the pillow. Last night, I went to bed at midnight, tossed and turned, thought of things I should have done upstairs, got out of bed twice and went upstairs to do something. It was after 2 a.m. before I fell asleep. Still . . 5:15, I was awake.
I hope it isn’t a medical condition because I’m not about to go to the doctor with all the covid out there. It’s just so weird how I get so sleepy in the afternoon, then so wired by bedtime, then still wake up way too early in the mornings.
I want my old sleep habits back!
I’ve made sure that I don’t drink a Dr. Pepper after our last meal, which is usually around 3 p.m. I used to drink one about 8 or 9 p.m. but I wouldn’t dare do that. I usually don’t eat anything after our last meal. I have no idea what’s going on but . . I have energy except that short window when I’d give anything to take a nap, and I don’t feel bad so I guess I’m not sick.
Has this ever happened to you?