Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Goodnight 'Net

Getting sleepy feels so good. That heavy-eyelid feeling right before you check out is one the best things in life. Warm drowsiness sweeping over you lets you know all is well and rest is on the way.

It hasn't always been that way. For most of my life, sleep has been elusive. Even as a child, I remember lying awake in bed for hours, trying to get my mind in a place to go to sleep.

Although most of the jobs I've had in my life were strictly daytime work, there were a couple of swing shift jobs and a couple of strictly night shift jobs, primarily in my youth. Those seemed to work for me because it felt like my circadian rhythm wasn't normal, anyway. Still, trying to get a normal night's sleep was hard.

In 2017, that changed. Maybe it had something to do with losing my gall bladder, a chunk of my tongue and being told I had the 'c' word in a month's time. Possibly, the loss of blood during those surgeries made my body start demanding sleep at a normal time every night; It flipped on my pineal reflexes.

Sleep comes fairly quickly, now. Although I still watch relaxation videos, sleeplessness is rarely a problem, anymore. Sitting here typing this just inspired a giant yawn to erupt from my face. Soon will come the sleep.