Gut Rumbles

February 02, 2006

explain it to me

Last night, I fell asleep on my sofa at 9:00 PM. I slept until 9:00 this morning and I don't believe that I MOVED for twelve straight hours. When I finally woke up, I felt...

Like SHIT!

I swear to Bejus--- if I didn't know better, I would think that I have a got-dam HANGOVER this morning! My body aches as if I've been beaten with a baseball bat and I have a low-level, throbbing pain in my head, right between my bloodshot eyes. Even after drinking a whole pot of coffee (Don Francisco's "Vanilla Nut"), I still feel discombobulated and confused. My neural network is misfiring across unbridged synapses on my internal power grid. If I had a "low battery" light on my forehead, it would be glowing bright red right now. I feel stuck on stupid. I just lit the filter end of a cigarette. I think I've forgotten how to tie my shoes.

I've been sleeping a lot better lately and awakening refreshed and invigorated, once I get past my usual sleep inertia. Hell--- I slept like a rock last night, too, but I awoke feeling dull, as if someone stuffed my brain in a cardboard box full of styrofoam popcorn and then shrink-wrapped the entire package with multiple layers of plastic sheeting.

I need to brush my teeth to get this foul, Dead Pig In Sunshine taste out of my mouth, but I'm afraid to look in a mirror. I have a sneaking suspicion that I'll see a reflection of Fido's Ass staring back at me. Besides, with the muscular coordination I've demonstrated so far today, I probably would stick the toothbrush in my eye. I just ain't RIGHT this morning.

What causes that?


Do you snore? Could be sleep apnea, which is not something to fuck with.

Posted by: Elisson on February 2, 2006 11:16 AM

too much sleep maybe. I feel like shite when I sleep too much, even as if I have a hangover. go out and exercise (work in your yard, whatever). get moving. your brain and muscles need to be revived. That's my 2 cents anyways.

Posted by: Danielle on February 2, 2006 11:25 AM

Maybe all that tilling and activity is catching up with you to kick you in the ass now.

Posted by: Cythen on February 2, 2006 11:53 AM

I used to drink 6-8 beers a night, and wake up with the chickens. I quit the majority of my drinking (only have beer on Saturday evenings).

I find that I can barely drag myself out of bed at 0700, I feel hung over, and generally am messed up. I then add two huge cups of undefecated coffee and plod to the gym.

I think that dehydration may be a factor. For sure, the twice daily gym visits are wrecking my body... although it is a slimmer, wrecked body!

I may even quit drinking. Seriously.

Posted by: dc on February 2, 2006 12:17 PM

What causes that?


Posted by: Bane on February 2, 2006 01:10 PM

...undefecated coffee...

I HATE it when someone defacates in my coffee.

Posted by: Bane on February 2, 2006 01:12 PM

Dehydration. A couple of glasses of water will help. Or a glass or two of gatoraid. Then keep up a fluid intake till you feel better.

Posted by: Stu on February 2, 2006 01:38 PM

It's because you aren't on any kind of sleep schedule. If you were to go to bed at the same time every night, you would find yourself waking up at the same time every day and more alert. Even if you don't sleep well..the answer is to stay up during the day and go to bed earlier that evening, rather than sleep in later.

Posted by: Kelly on February 2, 2006 02:15 PM

I'll second Ellison's guess. Especially since it was the couch you slept on for twelve hours.

If it is sleep apnea, the reason you feel like hell warmed over is that you may have been close to death several times throughout the night. Your brain, heart and other vital organs were severely oxygen starved.

Posted by: Desert Cat on February 2, 2006 03:02 PM

(1) You may be coming down with a virus. Your body needed the

(2) You may be dehydrated from drinking too much coffee
(it happened to me when all I drank was Diet Pepsi)

(3) You worked so hard in the garden, your muscles are rebelling.

(4) All of the above....

Just a few suggestions,

Posted by: A Different Kim on February 2, 2006 03:48 PM

Bane said: smoking.

I agree. One bar I used to work in was so smoky that on the rare nights that I didn't get smashed when I was working I STILL felt like I had a hangover the next day.

And about a month ago I went with an old friend to a smoky bar for about four hours. I had only two beers, but it took me two days to recover from that night. Whereas two beers in four hours in any other situation produces no side effects.

So yeah...smoking.

Posted by: Reader A on February 2, 2006 10:24 PM

Have you been tested for sleep apnea??

Posted by: Lord Whorfin on February 3, 2006 06:35 PM
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