Welcome to WYFP for January 12th.
WYFP is our community's Saturday evening gathering to talk about our problems, empathize with one another, and share advice, pootie pictures, favorite adult beverages, and anything else that we think might help. Everyone and all sorts of troubles are welcome. May we find peace and healing here. Won't you please share the joy of WYFP by recommending?WYFP stands for "What's your F***ing problem" , a series started long ago, apparently by PastorDan. The oldest diary I can find is from Sat Jan 29, 2005. The site didn't have any of these newfangled "tags" back then.
My FP this week is a subset of my ongoing cluster-f__K of ongoing FPs. I am obese, diabetic, insomniac, have sleep apnea, and a deviated septum. This week I am choosing insomnia from this list. For a long time this was a critical problem , but it turned out that adjusting my meds cleared up the worst of it.
Lately, this issue is back. It isn't as bad as before. At least I am no longer falling asleep at my desk at work, risking unemployment. I have done the sleep tests. I cant use a CPAP machine as it is too uncomfortable. Sleeping pills are a bad option, they are very temporary and after awhile don't work unless used abusively.
The plan up to now: Increase the exercise. I get 1-2 hours a day or maybe a little more of walking, biking and light iron pumping at the gym. Also to just say no to caffeine. Try sleeping sitting up for a couple of hours a night - breathing works better. All in all I don't know how but I am surviving on probably 2-3 hours sleep per night.
If you post a comment with a suggestion, probably it is not a new one unfortunately.
So what is your FP tonight? It helps to unload the burden to the community.