It is Six O'Clock and I Can't Keep My Eyes Open!

United States
March 28, 2016 5:19pm CST
Sitting next to me in the recliner is my husband snoring away. He polished off his omelette made with leftover ham from yesterday's meal. Grabbed his fuzzy blanket, put his feet up and fell asleep. Yes, I understand he works hard and gets up at 4:30 to get ready for work. It doesn't make it easy for me to listen to him snore and not want to close my eyes myself. Not to mention the fact that I was tired when I got home from work. I fought the need for a cup of coffee, but gave in to the craving. It didn't help. My dinner was whole wheat toast with honey. So, here I sit, trying my best to keep my eyes open. Bedtime isn't until at least 10:00. I have to take my antibiotic at 10. Well, I can always do the dishes and hope I don't fall asleep and land head first in the dish water and drown. ZZZZZZZZ.
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@DianneN (82092)
• United States
28 Mar 16
Lol! Good luck! I'm wide awake after my 1 minute nap.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
28 Mar 16
1 minute nap? And it did the trick?
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• United States
28 Mar 16
I think I nodded off for about a minute. Woke startled and nearly dumped the laptop onto the floor!
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@DianneN (82092)
• United States
29 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly Lol!!! That's the worst feeling!
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• United States
28 Mar 16
Aw the allergies also making you tired my friend..hope you get a good rest but yes so early.
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• United States
28 Mar 16
I didn't think of that OT. You are probably right.
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• United States
28 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly My son is over here snoring because of intense allergies..apnea as well.
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@marlina (76603)
• Canada
28 Mar 16
You could be right about the allergies.
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@TheHorse (70857)
• Pleasant Hill, California
28 Mar 16
Maybe doing the dishes will fire you up. Let us know that you don't drown!
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• United States
28 Mar 16
Have to get my butt off the couch first. LOL
• Merced, California
29 Mar 16
LOL OMG!!! Yall funny
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• United States
29 Mar 16
It's Monday! Hehe after the weekends I tend to get a little sleepy/lazy especially on Monday.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
I had 6 days off. I should have been fully rested. Oh well.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly Heheh you are still in vacation mode!
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@infatuatedbby I was recovering from having a tooth pulled. I was not in good shape. LOL
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@DaintyD (1102)
31 Mar 16
I often get like this after work. The probelm is is I alow myself to have a small nap, or go to bed early I won't sleep during the night as just a 10min nap and I'll be refreshed and awake all night. But by a decant time of night to go to bed, I'v gotten over tired and can't sleep. Catch 22
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• United States
31 Mar 16
I can take a cat nap and wake refreshed. But, I have to have at least 20 minutes. Anything under that and I just get more tired.
@DaintyD (1102)
31 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly I'm kind of the other way around - if I had a 5 min catnap I feel refreshed again, but if nap long enough to fall into a deeper sleep I wake up feeling groggy and horrible and jusy want to sleep more.
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• United States
1 Apr 16
@DaintyD that has happened to me on more than one occasion. I almost lay down in my bed this afternoon when I got home. Fought it all the way. Feel better now.
@jahunt (1389)
• United States
29 Mar 16
Sleep well! I feel a bit tired tonight as well.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
I still have 90 minutes before I can crash. If I go sooner I will wake way too early and not go back to sleep.
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@jahunt (1389)
• United States
29 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly I am the same way. If I go to bed earlier, I just wake up earlier!
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• United States
29 Mar 16
@jahunt Hubby is still passed out. LOL. I wish I could sleep like that.
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@dodo19 (33307)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
29 Mar 16
I hope you were able to stay up for it. There are nights when I have a hard time staying awake. But I usually try to stay up until I know my kids are all asleep. Thankfully, they're still young and I don't always have to wait too long.
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• United States
30 Mar 16
I think I need a muscle relaxor tonight. My muscles in my neck have been tense and tight so I think that may be hindering my ability to rest well.
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@dodo19 (33307)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly yikes. I hope that you are able to relax those muscles. Never ease to get some rest, when your muscles are tense. Good luck.
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• United States
30 Mar 16
@dodo19 the medicine helps. The problem is if I take it too late I am groggy in the morning.
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@maezee (32963)
• United States
30 Mar 16
I hate feeling sleepy too early like that. It suvks because then if you go to sleep you may wake up at midnight ready to go.
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• United States
30 Mar 16
It is more like 3:00 for me. Or if I hear the alarm clock at 4 for my hubby I am wide awake.
@maezee (32963)
• United States
30 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly that is quite early. When do you normally go to sleep? During the week Im up by 430 but if I go to sleep earlier than 10pm I am up early. Gah!
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• United States
30 Mar 16
@maezee I am usually in bed by 10:30. Sleeping by 10:35. LOL
@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 16
When you get up early and work hard, it's natural to feel tired. I hope you managed to stay awake for your antibiotic.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
I was able to do that, but had a rough night.
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@jaboUK (54867)
• United Kingdom
29 Mar 16
@ElusiveButterfly I'm sorry to hear that - are you still in pain?
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• United States
30 Mar 16
@jaboUK only achy today. Goes with the weather.
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@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
29 Mar 16
I have to get up and move around when I get that sleepy too early
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• United States
29 Mar 16
I tried that, but I was really fatigued.
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@just4him (123866)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
29 Mar 16
Maybe what you need is a power nap.
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• United States
29 Mar 16
If I feel this way tomorrow after work I will try to get one in.
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@Susan2015 (21310)
• United States
28 Mar 16
Sometimes my husband and I sit on the sofa and we both nap. I know what you mean about being tired after working.
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• United States
28 Mar 16
He is still sleeping. Hopefully he won't wake at 10 and get his second wind.
@amadeo (70335)
• United States
28 Mar 16
so sorry to hear this.Allergies guess I am lucky not have this.You hit the bed late there?
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• United States
29 Mar 16
Heading there soon. I can only get 7 hours most nights. But it is broken sleep..
@kitikiti (98)
• Philippines
29 Mar 16
This is something that is really hard to fight. Sleepiness. But i guess 6 oclock is still too early to be sleepy.
• Merced, California
29 Mar 16
There have been times where i have fallen asleep while eating. I then wake up with my face covered in food lol