It sure hasn't been a good couple of days for my sinuses. There's been sneezing, wheezing, waking up with a headache this morning and lack of sleep last night. For the last few months, I've been waking up at around 3am every morning and not been able to get back to sleep. This is where early morning TV is useful, because what's on at this time of day tends to put me right back to sleep again. Every so often it doesn't work though, because I'll end up avidly watching baby cheetahs or crocodiles on Animal Planet.
I don't know why this is happening. I was expecting to get up several times a night to pee, but that isn't happening (if anything, I wake up really thirsty because I've been mouth-breathing again, and need to drink water). What I'm experiencing hasn't happened since the months preceding my big OE years ago (to non-Antipodeans, the OE is when you take around two years off to work and travel overseas, usually based in or around London). So maybe it's anxiety.
Try drinking a glass of warm milk before you go to bed, I hear you suggest. Are you crazy? I reply, I'm lactose-intolerant - you'll have me staggerig to the toilet with massive gut-aches all night.
My poor workmates. It's bad enough that they have to put up with my pregancy-related brain shrinkage, without also having to deal with the shortcomings resulting from sleep deprivation.