Ahhh elusive sleep. I have slept like crap the whole month of October, according to my Fitbit. And according to my body, which has apparently decided that 5 – 6 1/2 hours sleep a night is plenty. Sometimes I can’t go to sleep. Sometimes I wake up too early. Sometimes, like last night, I seem to be half-awake all night long.
Most of the time, I don’t worry too much about it. I can get up and take care of some work or write or have a cup of tea, stay up a couple of hours, sleep a couple more hours, and it’s all good. Or I just roll through the day as best I can. But it’s getting kind of old. In October, I get 7 hours twice and 8 hours once. Good grief, y’all, I don’t think ths is sustainable.
On a whim this week, I bought some kava kava. Tincture form, apparently I can put it under my tongue and go back to sleep at 3 a.m., according to many satisifed and well rested users. It’s being delivered sometime next week.
After I bought it, I saw that it can cause severe liver damage and might be addictive. Which sucks. And maybe I won’t use it. But damn, it would be nice to sleep a full 8 hours. Or more.