Thursday, April 6, 2017

Where is spring? And why have I become insomniac?

Blossoming trees, greener grass, less rain, more sunny days... But, I am still wearing a coat! What is wrong with the season? It seems like the winter insists on staying.

I remember nice, lukewarm breezy spring days in the past. Sudden afternoon showers followed by sunshine that made everything sparkle in April. They are no more...

Human kind must have seriously messed up the ecosystem. 

During the last few months, I have started having difficulty sleeping well. I sleep only a few hours every night and very lightly. I keep waking up for no reason at all. The studio apartment I am keeping to stay during the week is noisy so, I was blaming the noise mostly but, it is not just noise.

When I stay at my primary residence, I get to sleep a little better but not as good as I used to.

Can this be the footsteps of menopause? Can it be something else bothering me without me being aware of it?

The other day, I looked at the mirror and was shocked to see how tired I looked. 

This weekend, the cleaning lady will come on Saturday. I will do my best to tire myself out just to see if I will have a good night's sleep at night. 

A childhood friend has an art exhibition opening on Saturday as well. I would like to go but, we shall see.

6 comments:

  1. No sleep is no good. It seems like we should be able to know what causes things like this (or other med issues) and not always just guess. Another reason I dislike going to doctors, because most of the time it's just them guessing. A friend of ours recently said he had trouble sleeping. He'd fall asleep fine but wake up a few hours later and couldn't get back to sleep. His chiropractor, of all people, helped him. Said he was waking up because his blood sugar was getting too low and to eat a peanut butter sandwich before bed. He said that did the trick for him! Who knows?!

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    1. I am going to see a cardiologist next week. ı see her every year just to confirm that I have no cardio issues. I will mention it to her.

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  2. I vote menopause. Try melatonin. I wear myself out then take a six hour nap in the middle of the day. But, I take sleep however I can get it.

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    1. I cannot sleep during the day since I work. If I could, I surely would :)

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  3. Hi, I have just discovered your blog and am enjoying reading it from the beginning. I love Turkey and love Istanbul. You have a beautiful country! As for the note sleeping, I guess it could be menopause. If you don't feel you have anything bothering you in particular you might want to check it out with the doctor. Menopause isn't for the faint hearted so good luck. Anna

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    1. Hi Anna! I will talk to a doctor surely. I am the kind of person who could fall asleep in 10 second normally. I am going to visit your blog a.s.a.p. I have been looking for new blogs to read. Take care!

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