Why is it that whenever I have to do something important...I can't sleep worth a darn the night before. Today it's about the renal scan consult... but it even happens the night before a vacation I am excited about going on.
I anticipated this and so I took 1 Benadryl and drank a glass of tonic water. (My doctor said that he and his wife drink 8 oz of tonic water before they go to bed at night.) I do not make a habit of the Benadryl at all, but desperate times call for desperate measures. :) I went to bed at 1 to get up at 9. Eight hours is perfect for me.
I think I woke up almost every hour and finally gave up and just got up at 08:30. *sigh*
Why does that happen?
How can I counter it?
Oh...and I read for a half hour in bed too.
It could be part hormonal, but I have always experienced this. The night before going into SDS, to have a baby or the first day of a new job. Even as a little girl, I'd lie awake in my bed thinking about the fun school trip we were going on the next day. :)
Just when I need to sleep most... my body says no. I think I am subconsciously gearing up for the next day.
Do other people do this?
This morning I am pretty sure that my coffee is manna from heaven. Really...thank God for coffee! :)