Tag: Insomnia

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At least I have a diagnosis!

Regular readers will be familiar with my frequent complaints about poor sleep, insomnia, and general sleepiness. Well today, I finally got to do something about it. Despite my sleep patterns being all screwed up by my epilepsy, anti-epileptic medication and the stress that comes with both, I knew myself that my sleep was far from ...

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I spoke too soon…

After yesterday's optimism and sheer joy at cobbling together such an enjoyable Saturday, I spent most of last night wide awake due to a combination of noisy neighbours, insomnia and the arrival of an unrequested pizza. I was in bed and ready for sleep by 10pm last night, due to an early start. I drifted ...

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Old man nap time

Just call me "Nappy McNapFace". After my run this morning - after which I felt I could take on the world! - I took a much-needed shower and made myself some lunch. I updated the blog, wasted some time on twitter and booked a cinema ticket. I then had some comics to read, so curled ...

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Back to square one?

So, I have epilepsy. I've never been shy in discussing it here, or anywhere else for that matter. I'm not ashamed of it, so why keep it a secret? It's far too misunderstood an illness as it is. And in the grand scheme of things, I'm extremely lucky that it doesn't have a more significant ...

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Not feeling so fresh

Good news! I spent last night awake and in pain. I began to feel a little...uncomfortable...about an hour after finishing dinner. Something I'd eaten obviously wasn't agreeing with me and the result was the kind of pain in the stomach that just takes your breath away. I couldn't sit, I couldn't lie down. I went ...

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Chasing sleep…

And it's back. My insomnia, that is. Despite a pretty full-on day yesterday, including lots of walking around, and feeling quite tired by bed-time, I spent three hours wide awake on the couch, reading. I did actually fall asleep a little after 12:30am, but woke with a jolt not long after. No idea what it ...

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Insomnia

I haven't had a full night's sleep in almost a week. I have no real idea why. Intuitively, I've been experiencing this ever since changing my epilepsy meds. By I'm no neurologist, so what do I know? But this insomnia may well drive me over the edge into babbling insanity. You know, more than usual. ...

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Insomnia…

I'm prone to random bouts of insomnia. My worst recent one was at the beginning of 2008 when I went for days in a row on about an hour of sleep. I was so productive by night but akin to a zombie by day. Not a good look for the office, as you might imagine. ...