Every so often lately, and I'm not sure if it is allergies or what it is, I have trouble breathing at night, and I wake myself up constantly. This doesn't happen every night, but often enough that it is a pain. SO here I am again, 5 am. in the morning, and wide awake, and have been since 3:30.
I have found that when this happens, I can usually go to the basement, and lie down on the couch and fall asleep again. I'm not sure if it is the harder surface of the couch, the cooler temperature of the basement, or just a mental thing, but it usually works. Not tonight.
So, I'm lying on the couch, eyes at half mast, 4:00 am., and my youngest son's alarm clock goes off, and off, and off. Realizing that he is not going to wake up and turn it off, I get up and go into his room to do it myself. However, in the dark, I hit the wrong button, and switch his clock from alarm to radio. Loud, static filled radio. This wakes him. He and I fight in the dark to turn off the radio, and finally succeed. He is back to sleep in 2 minutes. Me, still awake an hour later. There is no justice.
Take care. Get some sleep. Stick.