Well, the coughing started around 4 AM this morning, and around 4:30 I had some more NyQuil. Then at 5 it started again, and I got a very poufy pillow from the couch and made a thing to keep my head really elevated, but that didn't help, so at some point I hit the DayQuil which doesn't seem to have "energizing" effects but does help with the coughing. I think I lost about two hours of sleep, though I was exhausted (either from a solid dose of melatonin before I went to bed or just the righteous wastage of jet lag, I'm not sure). I was sleeping pretty sweetly at 7:20 when the alarm went off, but decided to "push through" until 8:20 in hopes of being less of a zombie later.
The cat found me in the middle of the night and kept me good company. I'm not sure where she's gone to the bathroom but we're not seeing anything in the catbox yet.
I'm exhausted and not really looking forward to work today. Stupid cold.