Back in February, my doctor put forth an interesting theory on my depression. He wondered if perhaps the reason I wrestled so much with being depressed might be because I wasn’t getting adequate sleep at night. I was already taking a drug designed to alleviate the symptoms of restless leg syndrome, so my doctor wondered… Read More


After sitting here for the past half-hour attempting to think of a song to feature for “Tuneful Tuesday,” I’m giving up. Something just isn’t right. I’m sleepy. Not just right now, but seemingly all the time. I used to joke that I could go to sleep practically on command, but these days I could probably… Read More


I’m really sleepy right now. That’s not really anything new for me. I tend to stay a bit on the drowsy side most of the time anyway. Tests ordered by my doctor showed I have low testosterone, so I’m getting a shot every two weeks for that. I can’t really tell they’re doing that much… Read More


There are days when I literally don’t want to get out of bed. It is as if my eyelids won’t respond to the commands from my brain to open. My limbs feel lifeless and numb. My thoughts are jumbled and incoherent. Sleep hangs onto me tighter than the covers I am wrapped in. This has… Read More


It’s 10:11 p.m., and I am sitting here in front of the computer debating whether or not to begin writing a lengthy post about something I read in an article today. This article contained a phrase and a concept I had never heard before, and I’ve been formulating what I wanted to write on the… Read More


“Reading your blogs, you talk about fixing the depression and yourself all at once. That’s a LOT OF PRESSURE on you. Why?? Pick one thing. Make it attainable.” Those words were written to me on Facebook a few days ago by a very dear friend of mine, someone who is also no stranger to struggles… Read More


I’m off. Some of this is actually my fault. For reasons I have never been able to explain, I tend to stay up later at night when I’m depressed. I was kind of down in the dumps for a few days last week, and the next thing I knew I was still awake at 10:30… Read More


My wife suggested the other day that I get a sleep study done, and I can’t say that’s an entirely unreasonable idea. I am not exaggerating when I say I could fall asleep at virtually any time of day, possibly even on command. And I’m not talking a light sleep, either. I’m talking drool-on-the-pillow snoozing.… Read More