I don't know what prompted this, I really have no idea. However, I haven't slept AT ALL going on 5 days now. There's an interesting story that goes behind this, so here goes. Maybe I can attribute it to working so much. I have no idea what is causing it really, but all I know is this: Five days ago, I was going through my usual routine at bedtime. I was reading a book, trying to get sleepy, just worked a 14 hour day.... I felt sleepy, so I figured it was time to put my head to the pillow and call it a night. Now mind you, I haven't had a day off in a few weeks now. That's fine with me, but still... It begins to put a toll on your body. I put my head to the pillow and began to doze. All of the sudden, my legs started to twitch. Not just a little bit, but a lot. This twitching continued throughout the night. I turned my light out at 1AM. At 5 AM, I was still awake, very frustrated, and legs still twitching. Finally, around 7 I started to cry. It was really making me frustrated that I was so sleepy, but I couldn't sleep for the life of me. Sometime from 7 to 8, I must have dozed. At 8:30, I woke up very abruptly. Now, here's where the story is a little funny. I sleep walk, or so I've been told. I've been sleepwalking ever since I moved out of mom and dad's house. Before I had gotten into bed that night, I had done a load of laundry and put all of my laundry away. When I go to bed, I take my hair out of the ponytail that it's normally always in, this night was no different. Fast-forward to 8:30 AM.... I woke up, very disoriented, and my hair was pulled back. It wasn't pulled back completely like I normally do, it was very loose. I couldn't figure out why it was up again. I reach in my hair, only to find a THONG wrapped around my hair like a hair tie. I have no idea why I did it, or what prompted me to pull my hair up with a thong of all things in my sleep. Who knows, but as I'm discovering my new variation of a hair accessory, my legs are still twitching.
Now by this point, I'm thinking that the coming night will be different. I will sleep, and the previous night was an isolated incident. Boy was I wrong. 5 nights later, there is still no change. I have googled Restless Leg Syndrome, only to discover that if you have an iron deficiency (which I'm anemic) then this is a major contributor. So, three days ago, I started taking iron supplements. According to the Internet, it takes at least a week to really start working in your system. I HOPE SO, for my sake and for my sanity. When I get off work tonight, I am going to sleep. I have to.
SO, needless to say, I share in your struggles cousins and family. Poor Jessica sounded like she's really having a tough time. It's almost Thanksgiving break. Things will start to get better, I promise Jess and Manda. At least you didn't wake up with a thong for a hair accessory...lol :)
I love you all, and I hope this insomnia comes to an end soon.