I’ve slept in my bed for the past 3 nights. For those who get to hear all the randomness of my life, you know that this is a big deal. For almost a year now, I have slept on my couch more then I have in my bed. This started after I had surgery and couldn’t get in and out of my bed, then it continued when I went through a serious phase of insomnia accompanied with the inability to sleep in my bed because it felt too lonely. Yeah, mental health and I have a tumultuous relationship sometimes. The last few months I think I’ve been sleeping on the couch out of habit….nothing more, nothing less.
So–the last 3 days are kind of a big deal 🙂 What I have noticed, however, in all this “big girl bed” sleeping is that I grind my teeth. Lovely! I have been waking up with headaches and my teeth are all sensitive and yesterday I was awoken at like 3:30 (thanks Noodle!) and my jaw was clenched like my hand clenched on a $20 Kate Spade bag in a sale bin! Great! This will inevitabely force me to go to the dentist or something, I’m sure of it. I don’t feel tense in general….what is it all about? I’m probably more well adjusted right now then I have been in a long time (sure, that might not be saying THAT much–but hey!)
Maybe this is just a phase and I will be be able to sleep in my big girl bed and NOT have a headache in the morning in no time at all. I bet this would all be taken care of if there was another person in my bed. What WOULDN’T be helped by that? Wait–don’t answer that……….