Sleepless In Oak Grove




Sleep. Who needs it anyway?  For years I tried to convince myself sleep was over rated. I was functioning just fine with a few hours a night.  Right? Well not really.

My family doctor prescribed the new sleep aide that is advertized on television. You know the one with the butterflies floating around. I do not know what butterflies have to do with sleep, sheep maybe, but not butterflies. The first night I took the prescribed amount of the miracle drug. I immediately fell into a very deep sleep.  Then a side effect reared its ugly head. I discovered I was sleep walking. I would half way wake up after walking into a wall. Then immediately fall back to sleep. That happened several times until I about fell down a flight of stairs. Continuing the meds, so I could sleep or maybe getting severely hurt wasn’t an option. So no more butterfly medicine for me.

Several years have passed, and I’m still not sleeping well at night. I get my best sleep while riding in a car, in a movie, a children’s program, sitting in church, and worst of all, during American Idol.  Being awake while everyone else is sleeping is a lonely life.  My husband offered to stay up and keep me company. That’s all we need is both of us with bad sleeping habits.

This brings me to my first question? Sleep. Who really needs it? Apparently not me. Oh well, I’m so tired right now it’s time for my morning nap. Signed “Sleepless in Oak Grove”.


4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. tsonoda148
    May 14, 2011 @ 15:20:58

    Hey friend. Never ever had sleep problems until this past few months. Now I go to bed, and never know whether I’m going to sleep or toss and turn or just get back up from frustration. It really messes with your mind and your energy. And, I’m with you…..napping during the day is imperative! Wish I had an answer. Drugs are not an option for me either.


  2. lorrie
    May 14, 2011 @ 21:14:39

    Well right now I am sleeping enough for both of us. Ten plus hours a day is a bit excessive. I love you. Lorrie


  3. Sandy
    May 16, 2011 @ 17:19:34

    I have never been a good sleeper either. I have no problem falling asleep but staying asleep is very difficult for me. Just this past Sunday morning I was awake at 1 am and ready to start my day. Fortunately, I live alone so I am able to get up and clean my house before most get out of bed.


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