Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bad habits

My husband and I abuse cough syrup.

Ugh. I haven't been drinking coffee lately (for no apparent reason, I just haven't felt like it) but last night around 8 o'clock we decided we wanted to check out this coffee place near where we live.

Well, what I got was delicious but VERY strong. And being that a) I don't consume much caffeine these days and b) I don't sleep well at night, ten o'clock rolled around I couldn't get to sleep for the life of me. (Yeah, we're real night owls)

We went to be around 10. Neither of us could sleep so we watched a couple of episodes of Scrubs, and then he fell asleep.

Not me.

I was WIRED. I couldn't stop moving. I got up to pee, went back to bed. Got up and wandered into the kitchen, went back to bed. Realized I didn't put the laundry in the dryer (husband's work pants were in there), took care of it, went back to bed. By around 2am I realized I wasn't getting to sleep but would have to get up in less than 4 hours so I went into the bathroom and took a few LARGE swigs of cough syrup. It did the trick, but it was definitely too much. It's only supposed to last about 4 hours (for a regular dosage) and I don't know how much I had and it's early afternoon and I still feel loopy from it.

I told my husband this morning what I did, thinking he would think it was a bad idea, and he was like "oh, yeah. I do that when I can't sleep too."


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