Whither art thou, sleep?

14 November, 2009
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What is up with THIS? I think I have too much on my reptilian brain. Up with the night creatures at 3:30 a.m.

Don’t you hate that? What do you do to go back to sleep? I think I try too hard. When everything backfires, I just get up. I think I might be giving up too easily, although I actually woke up today at 2:58. I just spent the next half hour trying to reverse the process. Nice.

Truthfully, there are issues weighing on my mind. Don’t you wish you could turn them off at bedtime? If you can, I’d appreciate hearing how you do it (pharmaceuticals really aren’t an option for me…not that I have anything against sleepy drugs, mind…I just can’t wake up enough to go to school the next day).

This is going to be the Week of Taking Care of Stuff. You just wait and see if it ain’t.

*yawn* I think I’ll officially hoist the white flag and go make some coffee. Happy Saturday, fiends. (It is Saturday, right?)

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Suzanne
Suzanne
14 November, 2009 5:01 am

Yeesssss I have the same problem now and then and yesssss it’s mostly when I have a few things on my mind. I do what you do. I know when I am not going to go back to sleep so I just get up. I think my blood pressure just skyrockets when I lay there trying to go back to sleep!! I hop onto Facebook (after checking your site of course!!) and get lost in the games I play (keeps me awake and takes my mind off of whatever it is that is troubling me). Facebook is free along with… Read more »

Krissy
Krissy
14 November, 2009 11:14 am

I normally tell myself a story to get back to sleep. It works like a charm for me. I’m not thinking about everything I have to do that way.

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BoomR
BoomR
14 November, 2009 11:21 am

I was trying to go back to sleep but BV is snoring to beat the proverbial band. Maybe if I just put this pillow over his face… LOL

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RD
RD
14 November, 2009 7:53 pm

Throughout the years I’ve gone through periods of time when I woke up really early (like you in the 3:30ish range) and would roll and toss and not go back to sleep. Often, as with you, it was because my mind was on overload. Quit some time ago I started taking Melatonin. It’s a dietary supplement, not a drug. I’m sleeping much better, but don’t know for sure if it’s the Melatonin that’s doing it. But, it doesn’t cost much and there is no drowsy hangover effect the next morning. Hope you sleep really well tonight.

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