Started out kind of rough... now that I've moved, I've had to get used to new sleep surroundings, which is usually fine. But the thing about my new place of residence is that it is HUMID in the bedroom. Big time. I had forgotten how funny I get when I'm really hot while I sleep - ironically that mostly happens during winter, when I'm buried under blankets. I start out comfortable as I fall asleep, but then while I'm sleeping I start to overheat, and then I get CRAZY nightmares. Really weird, instense ones. I've had the hallucinogenic dreams for years now, but it's when they're nightmares they get a little scary and freaky.
So we've been sorting out the humidity problem this week and it's most definitely better now, plus we're heading into colder weather anyway. The other thing that's been interesting has been my sleepy driving... or not!! Last week I was having some really chronic problems with staying awake... it was not very safe at all. I was expecting that still this week, but... nuh. I've been pretty alert, no desparate urges to nod off.... it's weird. I haven't necessarily had more or better sleep. I think it could be that I'm settling into my new place now, plus maybe the drugs are working a little better. I'm on 200mg every day again, and now that I'm actually doing things throughout the day, physically and mentally, my body is utilising the drug a lot better than what it was when I was doing absolutely shit all.
Still having some lucidity and memory problems while I'm teaching... having trouble expressing what I mean, and learning kids names have been the main issues. I feel awful when I talk to kids whose names escape me and I find that if I try to mentally retrieve it, it is actually a really difficult and tiring process, like my brain is just saying TOO HARD GO HOME. Weird.
But, all in all, looks like that despite the excessive driving, I'm going pretty well, with a combination of as much sleep as possible and the drugs. It'll be interesting to see what happens as the year heats up. I'm doing a show again in May, first time in about a year... see if I can cope with work and a show again. Woo!!