Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Making Insomnia Work

While since hitting the second trimester my insomnia has faded significantly, I'm still finding that if I am not completely pooped out at bed time, I'm going to have one heck of a time trying to fall asleep.

My solution? To utterly exhaust myself at night.

I have discovered that during pregnancy, if I put all of my energy into doing things like scrubbing my kitchen (which, is evidently my favorite household chore lately) or folding massive amounts of laundry and then thoroughly dusting my entire apartment, I can literally send my body and mind into having a massive need to crap out and sleep. Kinda cool, right? I think it is. Seriously, if the normal person does stuff like that at night it sends their minds into overdrive...it's like exercising before bed...a big mistake. Those endorphins get flowing and keep you wide awake. Not for me! While I still get those feel good endorphins, my prego superpowers take over and exhaust me, instead of wake me. It's pretty great I think.

So now, on nights when I know I'll be wide awake, I make that insomnia work for me. My house is clean, my laundry is done, the computer, printer and shredder are officially out of my living room...and I am sleeping (somewhat) through the night. I am making the best out of potentially sleepless nights and it's paying off for me.

I'm giving myself a pat on the back for this one. Don't judge me.

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