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I Need Less Sleep These Days…

February 22, 2014 1 comment

I got up this morning at 4:30 because I was done sleeping, had a coffee, and worked on my household budget for a few hours. I guess I am done needing a lot of sleep for a while. To me, it’s like having a super power. I’ll enjoy it while it lasts because it never does last.

Some day (too soon) I’ll be back to needing eight or more hours of sleep, plus naps.

That’s one thing about being bipolar: no condition lasts for long except for the constant cycle between high and low. Even with effective meds I find some of the symptoms always creep through.

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Programming my dogs

March 5, 2012 Leave a comment

Sometimes I’m not too quick on the uptake. Most nights I get up at around 3am (or earlier) because I just can’t stand to be in bed any more. My dogs are usually cuddling with me and I always assumed that I just couldn’t stand to be touched when I was sleeping.

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Tonight my dogs weren’t cuddling with me, and my OCD kicked in and I had to write insane computer programs in my sleep. The thing is, I was figuring them out, so I was able to sleep. Then Daisy (top) came over and started to cuddle. I immediately had to incorporate her into my program and it threw everything off. I couldn’t sleep anymore. I gently pushed Daisy across the bed so she wasn’t touching me, but she worked her way back over and cuddled. What do you say to a dog who only wants to cuddle with you? So here I am, out of bed and blogging. If it wasn’t Daisy, it would be her brother Tigger (bottom).

Anyway, what I realized tonight is that it’s not that I can’t stand being touched by my dogs, but that they throw off my OCD dreams. I have to incorporate the dogs into my crazy programs, and I can’t do it. That’s why I can’t sleep.

You might as well meet my third dog, Cricket:

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Poor Cricket and Daisy are up with me right now, wondering why we’re not in bed.

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