I have been tied up more now than I ever have before as well as it’s affecting our sleep on a quarterly basis.
My parents were not too long ago in a disastrous vehicle accident on their way to the grocery store on a random afternoon earlier this year.
Happily they survived, but not before being taken to a trauma center via a helicopter. Their vehicle was entirely destroyed, so it’s a miracle they even survived. Sadly, they spent weeks in the intensive care unit as well as now they’re both staying in an assisted residing facility temporarily while they go through rehab as well as physical therapy. They’re both improving, but I worry about them on a regular basis. I think about them when I wake up in the afternoon as well as I strongly worry about them at night when I’m desperately trying to fall asleep. I started taking safe sleeping aids such as benadryl as well as valerian root, but even these medications were not enough on their own. Happily, I found my outdated box fan that I obtained when our cooling device died on me 2 years back. I had been using it to help circulate whatever minimal breeze I could get into our windows here at the household. I found that I could fall asleep much more entirely if I put the fan on high inside our kitchen so I could drown out both physical as well as mental noise. Now that I have this fan to couple with the benadryl, falling asleep has improved a little bit. I’m just happy that things aren’t as dire as they were in the past. I hope in time our parents recover to whatever extent they are able to. I would not like to see both of them spending their final moments in a cramped assisted residing facility.