This is the third time in four days that I’ve woken up in the middle of the night unable to fall back to sleep. It’s getting old. I’m beyond exhausted. I fell asleep after my pain medication kicked in but a few hours later I find myself wide awake. It seemed to take forever this weekend to catch up on sleep, and now I’m behind again. I’m not saying this is completely out of the ordinary since my sleep patterns have never been normal, however this has happened too often in such a short period of time. I’m still waiting for that magical “off-switch” – the one that turns off my brain so I don’t think or feel pain. I have a 9 hour day tomorrow and now it’s going to be even more difficult to get through. Today was a rough pain day. I’m approaching my “favorite time of the month” and it always makes my pain worse. Seems to be that way for a lot women with fibro. Maybe it explains the insomnia too… I don’t know. I’m going to try to fall back to sleep again. Wish me luck.