I normally don't have a problem with insomnia, but last night I woke up about 3:00, and couldn't get back to sleep until 5:00. It probably didn't help that the cat came in the room and was climbing all over me and meowing. And he kept playing with things on the nightstand, and hitting them off. Finally I got up and went downstairs to make sure he had food. Once I did that, he left me alone. :S
My husband is still having problems with jet lag. He's never had this much of a problem before. When he first came home from China, he got sick, and that kept him up at night. But after he got well, he still couldn't seem to get back on schedule. He typically wakes up for a 3 hour period in the middle of the night, and sometimes even longer. Last night he fell asleep about 8:00, but woke up exactly as the clock turned midnight. He couldn't sleep for about 3 hours. After he came back to bed, and was trying to sleep, that's when the cat came in and was causing trouble. I don't know how he is ever going to get back on schedule.
My 18 year old struggles with insomnia. He often can't get to sleep until 2:00 or later. Sometimes he can't sleep until 4:00. He said he has struggled with this since he was a little boy. How come I never knew? I do remember that when he was in kindergarten the teacher came to me and said she was worried about him. She said he looked so tired all the time. I talked to him and found out that he was afraid of the dark. So I began leaving the closet light on for him, and it solved the problem. Hmm...maybe he needs a nightlight now? ;)
I happened to see that Kaiser offers an insomnia class. I think I might get him to go to that. Maybe they have tips for jet lag as well. As for me, I hope last night was a fluke, and that I sleep through the night tonight. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz