Sleep Deprivation

I had a terrifying experience yesterday morning; I got lost on the way to work. I got lost going to a building I have been going to for 5 years. I totally missed my exit and when I looked up I didn’t recognize any of the signs and became very panicky. I did manage to get off of the highway and turn myself around and find my way to work. This lapse of memory is not the first incident, it has been going on for about a month, this incident was the one that drove me to make a Doctor’s appointment.
They were able to fit me in right away, but before my appointment I did what any human would do in this day and age. I self diagnosed on the internet. I found that I could have one of the following: a brain tumor, West Nile, Alzheimer’s, Dementia or sleep deprivation. I was inclined to think I had West Nile, as I have joked about it through the years and thought well wouldn’t this be poetic justice. Turns out it is sleep deprivation. I have to go to bed so early and my upstairs neighbors for some reason will not get on my schedule. They are very noisy about the time I need to go to sleep. It has been happening since we moved to the new apartment in December. The lack of sleep has finally gotten to me. I know if these people would be still for about 10 minutes I could fall asleep then they could have a party and I would never know it. But alas that is not the case.
So the Doctor prescribed ambient, the drug that makes people do strange things in their sleep, although he assures me that the people that happens to are sleep walkers and talkers and eaters before taking the meds. Since I don’t do strange things in my sleep I think I will be safe.
Last night was my first night taking it, I took one tiny pill at 7:00 p.m. with everyone telling me it would only take 15 minutes for it to take effect, well that was not the case it took a good 30 minutes, so I figure tonight I will take it at 6:45. I have to tell you, I woke up this morning refreshed, not groggy, I almost feel like my old self. He wants me to take the pills for 5 nights in a row to get my body and brain back to my version of normalcy. I am hopeful a full weeks worth of sleep will do the trick and I will be back to myself. One can only hope.

2 Replies to “Sleep Deprivation”

  1. Yes… because what the World needs is a PERKIER Angie…
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    Seriously, glad things are better after one night. Hopefully they will continue to get better.

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