Insomnia

I am finding myself more and more tired. It is taking a larger effort to get out of bed in the morning. I toss and turn no matter how long or little I have been sleeping. No matter how much time I sleep, it never seems enough. My mind races with the most random thoughts, none are coherent. I wake up looking like the walking dead.

Maybe it’s the time of year, less sunlight, more cold and dark. Maybe its my caffeine intake which I am eliminating starting today even though I have only been drinking one or two cups of coffee a day. Maybe its my sugar intake except I really haven’t eaten much of it recently, more simple carbs than chocolate. May need to cut back on bread/pasta, too. Exercise definitely needs to happen as there is slim to none in my life right now. Maybe that would make me good and tired.

All this being said, I really can’t pinpoint what is weighing on my heart and mind so heavily that sleep has become as elusive as the quest to find El Dorado. My foggy brain is hardly producing meaningful words let alone sentences.

The ultimate cure would be a lifelong vacation at the beach, but lady luck has yet to pull through with a winning lottery ticket thus far. I can only (hope to) dream.

Would Atlantis Want To Be Found?

This may be the rambling of an exhausted parent who just read an article about a lost continent being found in the Indian Ocean. You have been warned.lostcityofatlantis

In the article which I will provide the link of at the bottom of this post, they go on to say that a continent that broke off from the mega-land formation that was the earth’s land mass millions of years ago (they may have said billions, but my memory is fuzzy as my coffee wears off) was found in the Indian Ocean by comparing sediments which proved they were part of the same original land mass. Cool, but that’s not what caught my attention in the first place.

In the description of this article, the tagline says, “It’s not Atlantis, but a lost continent has been found.” Just from reading/hearing that tagline, my mind traveled to the animated Disney movie of Atlantis and the story of how/why they sank and were hidden from the world. Regardless of how/why Atlantis sank, if they could see the state of the world right now, would they want to be found? Would they want to become a part of this society as a whole, joining the human-race as we know it on the planet?

After years of been hidden, tucked away an unfazed by this overpopulated, information inundated, hustle and bustle world, would Atlantis want to be found?

I have a feeling that if Atlantis were real and still thriving somehow, they would take one look at us and re-sink their city. They’d have no desire to see our world, and they would be more than opposed to sharing theirs.

Hey, I warned you at the beginning that this exhausted mother wasn’t going to make any sense. I think I hear my pillow calling!

A lost continent has been discovered in the Indian Ocean

Insomnia..

bedI’m feeling a bit like The Walking Dead again lately, and I guess it is appropriate with the season change and all, but man, insomnia is kicking my butt. I try each night to at least get six hours of solid sleep because eight would just be striving too high, but with a toddler fighting colds and teething her last round of baby teeth for a while (I hope), even six at times is unattainable, especially in a solid form. Broken sleep patterns and lying in my bed staring at the ceiling, begging the sandman to drown me in his sleeping sand, are the new norm since I have become a parent, but I didn’t realize just how bad it was until I stumbled haphazardly onto this wonderful vat of knowledge.

New parents don’t get jack for sleep! Well, duh, but did you realize how little you were actually getting in this little one’s first year of life? New parents experience a sleep loss of 20.3 hours per week, making up 1,055.6 hours lost in the first year of a child’s life – equivalent to 44 days. New Parents Lose 44 Days of Sleep in Baby’s First Year

44 DAYS!!

Bet you won’t find that in any of those wonderful pregnancy and baby books! I’m telling you, if they would make these facts known to not only adults, but teens practicing unsafe sex, the birthrate would drop tremendously! There is so much that people don’t tell you about pregnancy, birth, and raising a child. I swear, it’s like some sick joke of those who experience it before you that they don’t tell you everything just because they want to see you suffer through it, too. Misery loves company!

The lack of sleep is kicking in, and I’m finding myself ranting, but 44 days!!

Then I remember those beautiful blue eyes, perfect button nose, and the goofiest smile I have ever seen, and losing 44 days of sleep, 44 days of my eyes closed and not being with my beautiful little girl, is completely worth it. I’ll take 44 days of memories with her over 44 days of unconsciousness any day.baby

Well, maybe just give me four of those days back? Make it an even 40? Darn you, insomnia.