Friday, June 8, 2007

Turn It OFF!!! (UPDATED!)

I couldn't turn my brain off again last night, so I took an Ambien.

I can't believe I forgot to post this part: At around 9:00 last night, there was gunfire up the sidewalk from my apartment. Two big shots, then, "pop-pop-pop!!!" Holy shit, I was freaking. I ran around, making sure my doors/windows were locked up, put a chair under the doorknob to my front door, shut off all the lights and tried to go to bed. The cops never showed up, at least to my knowledge.

Last weekend one of my best friend's parents got kidnapped at gunpoint, in their own home, by some mexican dude and his girlfriend. They're okay, but those fuckers trashed their truck. Luckily the assholes who did it have been arrested and will probably go to prison for a long, long time.

This used to be one of the nicest, safest neighborhoods in the valley.

Anyway, after tossing, turning, and flipping channels, I finally got up and took the Ambien around 11:00.

When I finally got to sleep, I only slept until 3am, then tossed & turned and slept in 20 minute increments. Every little noise kept waking me up (not to mention my dog's snoring, ha ha).

I don't take them very often, so it's not like I'm getting immune. I think they need to increase my dosage or I need to take 2. Taking 2 worries me a bit, though, because then I'd probably wake up every hour, worried that the alarm wouldn't rouse me.

At least it's Friday and I have the weekend to catch up on some sleep. I need to do something mindless, something where I don't really have to think too much about ANYTHING.

Any suggestions?

Have a great weekend!!!
Treble Hypnotic Alarm Clock 2

15 comments:

Callie said...

Go see Ocean's Thirteen. I've heard that's pretty mindless.

:-P

Or, you could figure out why two of your smilies aren't showing up.

Anne said...

Hey Lady - Ambien only helps you fall asleep, not stay asleep. Switch to Lunesta which does both. I'll warn you up front though that Lunesta does give you this funky metallic taste that doesn't go away for about 24 hours. I have found if you drink LOTS of water that the taste will subside.

Good Luck!

Lady K said...

callie ~ that's okay, I'll wait for the DVD. And my smilies are showing up on my computer!!!

anne ~ I just may call the doc and ask him to call that in for me. There IS another type of Ambien with 2 levels, one that helps you fall asleep and then the time release thing that helps you stay that way.

limpy99 said...

There's this stuff called tequila that'll put you to sleep.

captain corky said...

You could also check out Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer. I'm going to.

I also might smoke some crack. ;)

Junebugg said...

I sleep soundly when I get to sleep but I have the dozing off problem. I can't take any meds because they all give me a "hang over" and I've been known to sleep for 18 hours off of just one dose.

I usually just wind up reading until my eyes start to shut but then the problem is I have to have a boring book because if the book's any good I wind up staying awake all night hunting for a good page to stop on

Big Pissy said...

Good lord!

What about good old generic Nyquil?

Lady K said...

limpy ~ tequila got me where I am right now in the first place. Well, vodka, but alcohol's alcohol, right? Pass me the Jack, will ya???

cork ~ I think a movie is right up my alley, after the go-cart racing. You don't need to think to do that, right? Can I smoke some crack first?

june ~ I'm the same way when I read in bed...it better be a real snooze-fest of a book. They're far and few between with me, though. Maybe if I started reading the manual to my car or something...

BP ~ I WISH I could take Nyquil, for more reasons than one. I'm not allowed because of the meds. Damn it!

Paul Joe said...

I find alittle wine helps to relax

Lady K said...

paul joe ~ thanks for the tip, but wine generally gives me migraines, and I'm not supposed to be drinking alcohol right now. Besides, I prefer vodka or tequila. :-D

Alkelda the Gleeful said...

So, was it gun-shots or a car backfiring or what?

TheBirdman33 said...

What about a compromise and try an Ambien and a half?
I know nothing about any of this stuff, except that I can NEVER fall asleep when I want to, but it seems to make sense to try an extra 1/2 a tablet before going to a full extra.

TheBirdman33 said...

I stay up literally until I pass out where I am. Kim Jong Ramone has a lot of fun telling people about finding me, on the floor next to the computer, or halfway between the computer and the couch I sleep on or worst of all just laid out on the floor BEHIND the couch.
He frequently finds me in poses that really should suggest that I am plastered and dropped where I was....but that is never the case lol

TheBirdman33 said...

When I bartended, the other bartenders would always suggest that I drink a glass of red wine to help me fall asleep...

TheBirdman33 said...

Have you tried Melotonin? I hear that does the trick and that is over the counter and herbal.