John "The Gneech" Robey (the_gneech) wrote,
John "The Gneech" Robey

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Melatonin Melodrama

So, pretty much all my life I've had trouble forcing myself to go to bed, and once in bed, I've had trouble going to sleep. But after the past several weeks (months?) of going to sleep at 3:00 a.m., I'm now in a constant state of sleep-dep and having difficulty thinking, remembering, or even having the energy to do simple things like, y'know, eat.

It's not that I can't sleep. Once 3:00 a.m. rolls around, I can sleep like Rip Van Winkle. But the universe will not support my 3:00-10:00 sleeping habit. It wants 11:00-6:00, my own feelings be damned.

So last night, I tried 5mg of melatonin. I've tried 1mg doses before with no discernible effect, so I figured, being a largish guy I should probably just go ahead to the largest dose.

Well, it didn't particularly help me get to sleep.

It did, however, make it even harder than it always is to wake up. -.-

So after sleeping (sorta) for 10 hours, I've finally managed to stagger downstairs. I still need breakfast, but that requires standing and I'm not keen on the idea. Writing journal entries is much easier, all that has to move are my fingers and the one or two working synapses still left. Good thing I have some sick time available.

Note to myself: no more 5mg doses of melatonin. -.-

-The Gneech
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