Monday, June 6, 2011

Insomnia

One of the most difficult things for me to deal with isdisrupted sleep patterns.

Since going blind, I have had no real sleep pattern. I can just fall asleep riding the bus, fall asleep in the afternoon or spend the night fully awake. It is frustrating and leads to a constant feeling of tiredness and irritation.

I don't know the cause of the change in my sleep pattern. I cannot say it is my lack of awareness of light. I do see light and know when it goes dark outside, my blindness is more with visual accuity, that is blurred vision to varying degrees.

It may be that with the blurred vision there is less intensity to the light that I see. A bright day is as bright to me as a dull cloudy day was. Now dull and cloudy might as well be night for me. Whatever the cause I hope it is not permanent, and that sometime in the future I may get a good night's sleep again.