Wednesday, October 14, 2009


"Insomnia. . .you were like a one night stand. . .that i wanted to f@&#. . .and then get rid of you . .. but then you just ended up hanging around. . .but i'd really like to f@&# someone else now. . .so . . .get out of my bed insomnia." - Zach Myers

I could not sleep last night. My body was ready to shut down, but my mind refused. My head was racing with thoughts of all the things I needed to do, people I needed to call, places I needed to go, ideas for blogs, the novel I should write if only I knew where to begin...I decided to go and get my to do list thinking if I wrote them down maybe they would settle for the night, as if they could be magically transferred from my brain to the page and stay there.

My days and nights have been mixed up lately. I stay up until 4 a.m., then sleep until noon or later. I try to go to bed earlier, but it doesn't work. I just lay in bed and stare at the ceiling until 4, my mind racing...


Poppy said...

Ahhh insomnia :/ I hate it. I can't sleep when there's something I need to do. I'm usually a lazy person but in the exam period I couldn't sleep, I just woke up at 6 am and couldn't sleep any more.

My borther tried to skip sleeping one night so he would be tired enough to go to bed at 9 pm next evening. Maybe you should try that. :)


Minka said...

I'm lucky not to have plenty of nights like that... I guess. Reading usually helps me. The trick, I think, is to decide to be awake an actually do something (like reading another 100 pages). But then, insomnia can be a stubborn beast... Hope you get rid of it soon... Good luck!

Jen said...

Poppy: That's what you do for babies that have their days and nights mixed up - you force them to stay awake during the day. I'll try it.

Minka: Me, too. The sun is finally out again. I'm solar-powered so maybe that will help. I get all depressed and messed up without my daily UV.

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