Sleep: 22:45- 00:15p 1:35p.heartburn10’ sweet potato → worse, → Gastritol 2:30i40’ doze 3:50p refusing to take melatonin, trying all the tricks in the book - counting, autogenic training, fantasy journeys, self-hypnosis, deep breathing, additional blanket. Short single pains are no problem, but my pulse keeps starting up, esp. when I think of people incl. myself. Still a bit of heartburn, probably due to something spiced up with ginger at midday. Or evening meal too late. Altogether gone too late with bedtime. → earlier. Hot water bottle. Perhaps get weighted blanket after all, at least for legs? Standing proud, walking straight, to and fro, after twist-stretching. Not letting myself get put down, not giving up. dozing 5:00p5’ Limbs and eyes not as heavy as when ‘drugged’. Nose clotty most of the time, but OK. Hot water bottle too hot, but nice to have near. Hmm 1h10 can’t just be dozing, can it? Don’t care. Gonna pull this thru. ‘Clean’. 5:50 stomach burning → soy drink. Dozing. But I feel free. Even wild & free. Enjoying this night. Feel like getting things done today. Let’s see if I’m able to. Who cares. I’m alive. I feel alive. 2nd weighted blanket oppressed me, threw it off and twist-stretched it away. Sinupret for my nose. Neck hurts only when trying to lie on my front. Stretch. Nose free from being up a litlle bit. No or little pee pain. Hope. 6:45 Got a gasping-cough fit again, exactly as my wife described. It definitely is much more worrying than I remembered. Lying on my side not back. However it wasn’t in the lungs, it was in my throat. Bit of mucous there (suddenly) too, not as dry as I remembered. 6:55 And altho both nostrils & sinuses were free of mucous. Feel like getting up, eyes wide awake in bed. But itchy after 5’ up, just not heavy. No feverishness or heavy limbs. What’s my tally? 22:45-6:55 = 8h10-1h15 = 6h55, up 7x and dozing almost all the time, bp 125/91 53. That’s a high diastolic level. Caused by too little sleep. Can a lack of sleep cause high blood pressure? - Mayo Clinic
Gasp-choke-cough: Waking Up Gasping for Air: Anxiety, Falling Asleep, Acid Reflux Ah: postnasal drip. Can be caused by sinus infections and by GERD: Waking up gasping for air: Anxiety, sleep apnea, and other causes Since I always have a little bit of mucous in my nose, it cd just be that. If COPD a pulmonary function test, to diagnose respiratory conditions wd be done to check. But I think I’ve had this done at the ENT several times, never any problem and I don’t feel a lung problem now. Nasal spray or neti pot can help with the sinuses. Got them and don’t really like them tho. No wonder my nose is free, it’s all down my throat.
bp #2 7:15 119/80 56 - that’s more like it. bp #3 7:25 130/88 52. Oh well, back to bed for a nice drowse-snooze! at 7:40, so that was a 45’ break and the sun’s up, so might be harder to sleep now, who knows… I’m curious. 9:10 Not bad… 22:45-9:10 10h25-2h=8h25, up 8x, mostly dozing. Who cares.
Nap: 15:20-16:00 → 9h05
Work: At least I did a few preliminaries, and other work-like things.
Activities: Used the lack of sleep as it’s now gonna be a cortisol day, adrenaline pumping, hopefully I will break down sometime. ±2h housework. 1h walk.
Feeling well: Night: 70%, despite mostly dozing. 9:10 80% 14:00 70% slowly getting a bit feverish & tired. 15:00 50?% tired & achy → nap. After nap 16:15 80%. 19:00 during walk down from 70% to 20% due to IBSD, then a bike jolt and just generally now dead tired, but slowly up to 50% at 20:20.
Treatment: Leg stretching: 3x 1min.
15:00 Just tried Tension & Trauma Release Exercise / “neurogenic shaking” by David Berleci https://youtu.be/FeUioDuJjFI but it’s too hard for me, at least at the moment.
Pain: Night: Bit itchy. Twist-stretching occasional pains works in seconds. Still no or little pee pain. Neck hurts from lying on front, but lying on side is better than it used to be. Ache about 2 thru tiredness. Pee pain 5 due to belly pain 6. Occasionally tooth pain 2, relaxing helped.
Gut: Night: Heartburn from ginger or late eating. 6:00 Stomach burning → soy milk. 18: IBSD, praps still from the ginger yesterday, I wdn’t know what else, other that I’ve eaten a bit more chocolate, vegan & dairy, and more dairy yoghurt & cheese.