It's caffeine withdrawal. I've been drinking Pepsi like it's not being made anymore, sometimes as much as two bottles a day. I haven't been able to drop into deep sleep for weeks now.
Until last night. I had no caffeine yesterday, and I felt horrible. I feel even worse right now, but I slept well. I turned on the AC to drop the house temperature down to 60 after my first attempt to sleep resulted in a fitful napping state.
Pepsi makes me gain weight fast, and I have a problem with my limits. I was much better off when I wasn't drinking it at all, but I can't quit caffeine cold turkey without a considerable amount of pain for about seven days. I didn't remember to taper off and now I'm paying the price. I'm going to have to nurse a Pepsi for a few days to feel better. This addiction is chewing at my brain like a ravenous animal.
Hey, this is my own fault. Nobody forced me to drink that chemical cocktail again. I just indulged myself, and then I over indulged myself. Right now I'm feeling nauseated. Blech. I think that's the migraine doing its thing, though. High fructose corn syrup and caffeine -- one nasty combination.
But I have to get up because I told my friend I'd take her for driving practice today. She's a 38 year old Chinese citizen, and getting her license here before going back home to China, because it will save her literally thousands of dollars to transfer a US license to China. Wow. Crazy, huh? Well, she's had some driving practice already, and having seen how hard she studied for the written test, I'm sure she's probably a very careful driver. The only thing I'm worried about is how badly the glare from the sunlight will hurt me. :(. I don't want to be grouchy while she's driving and give her the wrong idea.