It’s mid-afternoon and i’m shattered. Not really sure what’s occurring at the moment with my sleep pattern, but suffice to say although i’ve been tired when i’ve gone to bed, I find it hard to actually get to sleep. Not sure whether this is a side effect of the Medication, or whether it’s because I’m feeling rather good at the moment, and when that happens so many more thoughts run through my head, so many things I mustn’t forget – good ideas, ideas which could have legs…

One thing I know is I have to look to find a way to relax. I’m rubbish without sleep – my OH can testify to that, I like my bed, I like lots and lots of sleep. Saying that, I have been stopping up later recently in the hope it would wear me out more, but even when I feel on the edge of sleep… I realise it and instantly awake – tossing and turning.

I’ve been doing a lot more singing recently which I love, and that always relaxes me, allowing all my emotions and frustrations to vent, and then there’s the social aspect of chatting to lots of my friends, and of course the obligatory dressing up in silly costumes… And this usually tires me to a peaceful sleep – but even that isn’t working… I think there will have to be some soul searching going on – what is it in my mind stopping the sleep, or is it really something as simple as my Medication… Should I take advantage of my temporary insomnia and get my telescope out and gaze at the wonders of our universe? It’s tempting however whenever I get a free night it never seems to be clear… Will have to keep an eye on that one!

For now, i’ll stick to perhaps reading before bed, Lavender oil and the wonderful ‘Chill’ Radio on the Internet/Sky. I’m sure the answer will come to me at some point, so as I’m all for turning things positive… let’s see where this unusual wakefulness takes me…