The sleep is a lie

So in my ongoing effort to fight off the creeping crud that my youngest left me as a gift last weekend, I hit the ol’ Nyquil last night in an attempt to kick it’s ass out of my system.

And it appears that I’m a small child[1] because I then proceeded to toss and turn for the next 5 hours or so. Incapable of operating heavy machinery, let alone my arms and legs effectively, I was also incapable of sleep until somewhere in the neighborhood of 4am. I used every trick in my book of “things that help Kevin Sleep” to no avail.

Of course, this means that I’ve had maybe 5 hours of sleep – and adding insult to injury, the creeping crud is still lingering. F’ing lovely.

[1] May cause excitability in small children, so says the bottle…

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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5 Responses to The sleep is a lie

  1. theunjake says:

    Nyquil is pretty worthless now. Since the “Patriot” Act rolled in taking Pseudo Ephidrine of the shelves to keep TERRORISTS from making meth out of generic sudaphed Nyquil decided they rather stay on the shelves rather then go behind the counter and pretty much made a new crap formula. I tell you I found some old school last year when I was sick and that shit worked great unlike the new stuff which is all you can get now.

  2. measured_chaos says:

    Actually the issue is an efficient metabolism. Most (read, all) cough meds do this to me. I finally asked my doctor what was up and he advised me not to take cough meds because of an efficient metabolism and the fact that all the lovely stuff that makes me sleep gets cranked quickly out of my system leaving god knows what that keeps me up all night.

    Lovely, no? If only it would process booze that way. I’d be the most functional drunk ever!

  3. ursulav says:

    Aw, man, that sucks. I make sympathetic noises at you from the next country over.

    Were I there, I would massage your temples with…err…booze or something. (I dunno if that’d help you sleep, but couldn’t hurt, right?)

  4. murriel says:

    I’ve had different experiences with Nyquil myself. Sometimes it knocks me out very quickly and I get the sleep I need, but one time I drifted on the edge of sleep for hours and hours and never fell asleep and it was so very frustrating. And this was before they changed the formula.

    Hope you feel better soon.

  5. anonymous says:

    well bud, when i can’t sleep my english grand mother use to give me a hot toddy. it works great. if not get so drunk until you pass out. lol. take care bud. hope you get better soon. this damn thing has affected us in canada as well. here with steve and we can not have any fun what so ever.

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