I know that my constant tiredness is due to lack of sleep, but every time I make myself go to bed early at 10pm, I automatically wake up at 3am and just absolutely can’t go back to sleep. I try, but end up tossing and turning for 2 hours. In the end I give up and get out of bed to brush my teeth.
Getting up and typing this while the bright light from the computer shines into my eyes isn’t making things any better. I am now officially fully awake, but I can guarantee that come mid afternoon I am going to feel like a zombie in spite of my coffee infusions.
The closest I have come to a sleeping pill is the effects of flu medication. I hear that sleeping pills help, but I have an aversion to being medicated. I don’t even take panadol for headaches (makes me nauseous) and prefer using traditional axe oil instead. Axe oil is my miracle cure even for very bad aches. It’s a blend of essential oils like eucalyptus, menthol and camphor and incidentally a favourite of elderly people. If you head to Chinatown you will get a huge whiff of it at some stores. I found that you either love or hate this Chinese medication. The scent of which ironically gives my partner a headache. He absolutely hates it, which I find really funny.
I may be fully awake, but I realize I am starting to type gibberish. Just another day in the life of an insomniac.