Eating during the night.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Last night was an example of what happens maybe 3 or 4 times a month. It used to happen 3 or 4 times a week, but now that I sleep a bit better the problem is not as regular.
Yesterday was good. I drank my 8 glasses of water.
Fishcake and tomato for breakfast.
Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage baked in foil with herbs and a sprinkle of cheese and a bit of chicken for lunch.
Out to a friend for dinner - he cooked pasta and lamb in tomato sauce, with fresh salad, followed by fruit salad.
Had an afternoon snack of home made date shortbread, and a bournvita milk drink at bedtime.
Went to bed about 10pm and read for an hour,
1.30am - wide awake, tried to get back to sleep, but by 2.30am I just KNEW that I had to eat something in order to get back to sleep. Fruit would not do, it had to be toast.
So I split a small brioche roll and toasted it, lashed on some butter and ginger marmalade.
Even before I ate it, I was wishing that I spread marmite onto it.
So whilst eating the first roll, I put another in the toaster, and ate that spread with marmite.
To top it all off I made another milky Bournvita drink to take back to bed.
Sure enough it worked, and I slept until 6am.
Now to write it here is quite a bold thing to do for me, because it looks sort of silly and as though I have a blood sugar problem (which I don’t).
I am really glad that this doesn’t happen too often these days - right now it almost feels as though I were dreaming or sleep walking. Just another thing to monitor I suppose. Another human frailty.