It’s 1am and here I am, unable to sleep for what must be the third time this week.
Between bad CP nights and a flare up in my anxiety I’ve been having a lot of sleepness nights.
It’s not all bad though. Yes, it’s annoying sleeping late into the morning instead, but I’ve noticed there are a few positive things to come out of it.
1. I’m reading loads
2. I’m listening to a lot of music and adding more stuff to my writing playlist
3. I usually get writing ideas as I’m trying to go to sleep.
4. I tend to do physio when I’m having a bad cerebral palsy night or just struggling to sleep
I’ll admit that when I started writing this post I thought there were a lot more of them than I’ve listed here, but they all count.
I’ve been having quite a few bad CP nights lately so I thought I’d share some of the things I do when I’m having one:
- Keep moving around – I hope I can get comfy if I try lying in enough different positions
- Lots of physio
- Get up and do something productive – When I have a bad cerebral palsy night I know there’s a pretty good chance I’ll sleep in the next day to compensate so I like to try and do something productive because I find that makes me feel a lot less stressed the next day. Plus, it gives me something else to focus on besides the pain, which can sometimes help make me feel better.
- Read – so many books, so little time
- Binge watch Netflix
What do you do on bad CP nights?
It’s almost 2AM and, like the Faithless song says, I can’t get no sleep. It has nothing to do with insomnia in my case though, but has just about everything to do with an achy back and neck that has been bothering for most of the day.
It’s not all bad though. At least the headache that came along with it on and off since I woke up seems to have gone away and I’ve been able to sort out a couple of blog posts and edit a video before I crawled into bed. I know, I know, being on the laptop writing this is hardly going to help matters, but it’s helping me feel less frustrated about the fact I can’t seem to nod off.