It's 2:30AM Pacific Standard Time and I am working my way through yet another night/bout of insomnia. What the hay is THIS about?!?
I have been feeling quite well these past several days (knocking on wood and surrounding myself in a force field to repel any "computer virus" Miss Chris or MDMHVONPA might send my way! Sorry you're both under the weather, guys). I have little MS-wise to complain or moan about right now...just back to the "usual" (stiff calves, numb half of my face, occasional vertigo...the usual! LOL) and I will take the "usual" over any relapse ANY day!
I have a history of chronic insomnia...it really should come as no surprise anymore when I enter into one of these sleepless phases...but it always IS...a surprise. And not like a pleasant birthday surprise, but more like a "oops I may have wet myself sneezing" surprise. LOL
Fortunately, I have wonderful medical providers who seem comfortable with the turn 'em loose method of prescribing medications...I say fortunately because I always have "stock" meds on hand for just about any remedy, except erectile dysfunction or treating baldness! I started pushing the benzos about an hour and a half ago...I'm STILL waiting the tranquilized elephant effect.
I don't have any helpful statistics to spout about here, but it is quite common for MSer's to report periods of insomnia...I have no medical rationale why, I only read the literature and this is what it says! Something just seems to misfire in the sleep portion of our brains now and then. I imagine there may also be factors relating to the various medications we often take on a regular basis, too.
I am not one who generally welcomes late night visitors or guests, even though I tend to work an evening schedule in my job. My after work hours are my time to take care of a few things around the hut, then unwind and take refuge in my extremely comfortable and plush bed. But just for tonight, I wouldn't mind if Mr. Sandman paid me a visit. Heck...I'd welcome the old fart in for a cup of tea and a chat if he'd just ring my bell right now!
Off to go check my doorstep to see if he might be sitting out there in the cold...