Tuesday, the day after my insominatic spell, was quite an interesting day. Although I only got 4 hours of sleep, my eyes had a few dark circles, I was a little agitated, and my head was slightly hurting. While I was at work that day (I am a receptionist at a special ed school), I went to see the school nurse to discuss my sleep problem from the night before. She recommended that I take Tylenol PM to get me through the night. After getting through the work day, I took public transportation to the librrary to get a book for school. While I was there, I also checked out a book entitled "Outwitting Insomnia," by Ellen Mohr Catalano. After leaving the library, I walked over to a nearby grocery store to by Tylenol PM. When I got home, I read a couple of chapters of "Outwitting Insomnia" while watching the Inaugural ball. After reading the first two chapters, I started to feel a little confident. I found that there is a lot of truth in what's being said pertaining to insomnia and the habits that trigger it. I also found a 7-day chart that is used to monitor one's sleeping habits, and I started using it quite frequently. When bedtime rolled around, I fell asleep from the weariness I felt all day( there was no need for me to take Tylenol PM). The next day and thereafter, I've been taking Tylenol PM 30 minutes before bedtime and I've been getting pretty decent hours of sleep the past few days.
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