So one of my body's stock responses to stress is No Sleep For You. I actually have not slept without Lunesta at all since 2006, and I'm on the maximum dose; that works to get me at least five hours of sleep on a normal night (I got seven last night! Woo!). But under stress, my body refuses sleep. And it takes a while to reset after sleep dep. I'll go a week with minimal, interrupted sleep and then be struggling for quite some time afterward.
What I don't think I've ever had is what I had yesterday, where I had breakfast, cleaned up around the house, took a nice long walk, showered, had lunch - and then pretty much passed out.
No, seriously. Barely made it upstairs, was half asleep by the time I reached my bed, and then I was unconscious (for the most part) until sunset. My body was like "screw this, catching up all at once."
(I did have one period of time where my brain was awake but my body couldn't move. Not sure how long it lasted.)
So yeah, I have energy today. I'm cool with this.
I'm not cool with not getting any writing time yesterday! But I will persevere, and will write after today's walk. If I don't pass out again. Please let that be done with, body. Kinda freaky.