Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Sleep and Meds

I take all of my medications in the morning. For some strange reason, the earlier in the morning I take them, the better they work. In fact, I got into the habit of getting up around 5 or 6 AM, taking my meds, then going back to bed. Within an hour or so, I feel ready to get up and start the day.

One of my medications is Adderall XR. It is a stimulant that I take for attention deficit disorder. Oddly enough, I have found that I sleep better in the morning AFTER I take it. I actually feel myself drifting off to sleep, and it is a wonderful feeling. Almost peaceful. Very relaxing.

It is also when I have the strangest dreams. My time periods get mixed up. People I met in adulthood are at my childhood home, or I am with my mother in the present even though she passed away four years ago. It is also odd because I don't dream very often.

The mind is such a weird, but wonderful place.

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