The Imploding Voice

I woke up this morning and thought, “oh no”. There was a dragon in my throat. (Yes Sebby, I said dragon.)

My inconsistent breathing led me to realise that I had woken up with a nasty sore throat. That happens to me from time to time, and it isn’t pleasant at all. I picked up my laptop and stayed in bed for an hour or two, until my mum woke up and I had no choice but to get off and get some proper breakfast.

University is starting tomorrow and I want to let some old habits die. I want to get more sleep. I clearly don’t get enough.

I was keeping an eye on the news today, and recent research has shown that the ideal amount of hours to sleep per night is seven. More than nine hours can apparently increase the risk of stroke and cardiovascular disease. 😞

On the contrary, research shows that sleeping in every once in a while is good. 😰 It’s funny what the news tells you; you never know what to believe sometimes. But my sleeping patterns were nasty during my break from university, and I think every day from now on, I’ll try to sleep before midnight. πŸ™‚

I had some ginger drink this morning, and this evening. I thought it would help with my sore throat. It eased a bit. I made a stupid choice to eat lollies today, which probably made it worse.

These issues are annoying. I also wear a retainer at night (which I got after my braces were removed), which gives me hell sometimes because of its position. Sometimes I end up biting the inside of my cheek and waking up with nasty ulcers. 😒

My mum told me to brush my teeth with an electric toothbrush. I hated it so much. I hate electric toothbrushes. I think I’m allergic to them or something, because when I use them, they make my nose really, really itchy. I don’t think I’m the only one though – my brother Brandon complains as well. At one point, it made me sneeze. πŸ˜”

It seems that there are little things that can make a sore throat worse. I’m still not up for trying James’s magic garlic solution. πŸ˜› Apparently it can work. I’m not willing to try it properly yet. My voice is getting hoarser and I’ve had to reduce speech to a whisper. I think it’s getting to the point where I’m losing my voice.

Let me hope that I’ll sleep and things will be okay in the morning. In high school, I got laryngitis and pharyngitis in the same year, and I couldn’t even talk. πŸ˜†

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