Blessed sleep

I wake gradually, not wanting to let go of the last moment of sleep. I sense, even before my eyes open, that it is not 1am or 3am when I usually spend some time thrashing about as I try to get back to sleep. My husband still sleeps and the sound of his regular breathing comforts me. Maya and Chelsea have begun to stir, but I don't let them know that I am awake just yet. I sneak a glance at the clock. It is after 6am. I have slept through the night for the first time in many weeks.

I snuggle back under the covers trying to hold on to the moment. My mind wanders to my work in progress, and suddenly I am inspired with new ideas and direction in which to take it.

Yesterday I was barely functional. Like a battery run down to it's last bits of energy I went through he motions slowly. The fogginess in my brain and weariness in my body from lack of sleep a recipe for disaster.

The Ambien I took last night enabled me to rest well. I will be stronger today. I will be healthier today.

I rise now, looking forward to what lies ahead today, struggling against the temptation to take on too much.

8 comments:

Andrea said...

Your beautiful blog title drew me in from Sassy Granny's. Your posts are lovely.

As I read your most recent, I easily related to the sleep problem. Sleep is so precious, especially to those of us who struggle to find it.

Many blessings to you! Have a wonderful day!

Andrea

Sassy Granny ... said...

You're going to like Andrea! Her parlor is such a great place to hang out.

I love this post. I don't often lay quietly when I first wake up. It seems I wake with a head of steam (it's usually depleted most days by 5PM). But when I do linger, I love the sounds & smells of the familiar and the simple.

Be blessed,
Kathleen

P.S. Can hardly wait to read that WIP!

Small Footprints said...

I lived for years on way too little sleep ... and never realized,until I finally got a full 8 hours, that I wasn't operating at my best. Getting sleep seems like such a simple thing but ... there are so many things that disrupt it.

Glad you got some rest ... enjoy your weekend!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Angie Ledbetter said...

Here's to many more nights! I'm well familiar, unfortunately, with the nightmares of sleep deprivation.

Deb said...

hope you continue to get a good nights sleep!

Janna Qualman said...

Great news! Peaceful nights of sleep are so important. I hope you get more, Linda.

Melissa Marsh said...

I wish I could get a full night of sleep. I always wake two or three times and look at the clock - it is sooo frustrating.

I'm so glad you got a good night's rest.

Jeffrey said...

If insomnia is wreaking havoc in your life and in spite of your consistent efforts you are unable to sleep at night, you should soon approach a doctor. After a thorough examination, your physician may prescribe sleep inducing medicines such as ambien or sonata. However these medicines should never be taken without a proper prescription from a doctor as they tend to yield side-effects which at times can be serious.