I had a bad night last night. Got to bed around 10:30 feeling relatively good, at least in comparison to the last few days. The achiness and sniffles were pretty mild, and I was feeling hopeful that one more good night’s sleep would get rid of them.
But then I woke up at 12:30 a.m. with a really bad headache. I took some painkiller and made myself some echinacea tea and took a hot bath and a lot of the usual routine, and it took till about 3:00 a.m. (which isn’t unusually long-lasting for one of these) to alleviate the headache enough that I could fall asleep with the help of a sleeping pill.
But I let my office know I’d be late (they’re used to my occasional latenesses two or three times a year due to these headaches in the middle of the night) and slept in an extra two hours, and now I’m feeling really pretty good. As I type this, a very mild and foggy remnant of the headache lingers on, and I imagine a cup of coffee or strong tea will take care of that. I’m probably better rested than I’ve been in months, really given how much I’ve slept in the last four days. So, knock wood, I think this bout is over.