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Jan 3, 2013 071

Insomnia. It has me.

I feel asleep on the sofa with the television on. I was watching a repeat of Downton Abbey. I woke up and went to bed. Once in bed I couldn't go back to sleep. I hate nights like these.

Family is asleep. Pooties are asleep. Tonight there isn't even a owl hooting.

The ringing in my ears is annoyingly loud. It is always there.  I think I need a television in my bedroom to drown out the ringing.

I suffer from chronic insomnia, fibromyalgia and tinnitus. It began after a head and other  injuries from a car crash years ago. For a while I took prescription meds. I decided I didn't want to be dependent on pain medication and went cold turkey. Today I take Aleve.

During the Spring and Summer months I stay active outdoors until I drop. During this time I can usualy sleep three to four hours straight.  Now I am not as active and sleep escapes me.

Yestreday, or was it the day before? Frack if I know, there was a baby squirrel outside on the deck helping himself to a loaf of forgotten seed bread.

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