Tuesday, February 07, 2012
It's my way to escape the world, and since I have Narcolepsy, I can fall asleep within minutes, not even giving myself time to think about the pros and cons of taking a nap.
However, when you throw depression and this feeling of being overwhelmed into the mix, shutting my eyes for a quick "nap" results in sleeping for about six hours.
Today was an improvement. I laid down to read a book after I got the kids out the door for the bus. When my eyes became heavy, I set the alarm to wake me in thirty minutes. Unfortunately, with the Narcolepsy, I can hit snooze and be fast asleep within seconds. And then I can continue that for the next three hours. Yay.
Yesterday I restarted my day (woke up from my "nap") at three o'clock in the afternoon, about forty minutes before the kids get home. Today I restarted it at eleven thirty, a big improvement from the day before, but still not great.
Tomorrow I have a meeting at the kids' school at nine and I promised to help in the school's library before then. I will not be able to go back to sleep after the kids leave to get the bus. I plan to pack up my computer and notepad so that when I finish at the school, I can go to Starbucks and work on my never-ending Act 48 credits. In theory that will stop me from taking a nap and wasting the entire day.
Posted by Miss Mommy at 12:35 PM