Sometime between the hours of 11:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. my big noggin usually drifts itself off to the land of nod. It doesn't take a whole usually to get me snoozing either. A few minutes of quiet conversation (sometimes even mid-con), some snuggles with the pup, or a bit of TV or Kindle-ing and I am out like a light. Never fails.
Now staying asleep - staying asleep is hard for me. A typical night for me involves me waking up for pretty much no good reason at least two-three times. And when I've got a big upcoming project or trip or something I am really looking forward to - forgetaboutit. I am up at 2:30 a.m. and pretty much in dreary wide awakeness until the sun starts peeping its way over the horizon. But I am still actively trying to go back to sleep, so I refrain from really getting up and about. So .... suffice it to say, I can typically get a whole lot of good thinking in during these bouts of insomnia.
An example of some recent insomniac mental meanderings?
My dog takes up a lot of room on the bed.
I'm thirsty and out of water by my bed. But the kitchen is all the way downstairs ...
Sorry, Shaun T, your Insanity workout holds no sway over me, but the NuWave Digital Oven sounds freakin' fantastic!
Did I pay that Visa bill?
Julie & Julia may have replaced The Devil Wears Prada as my new can-watch-it-all-day-long-without-getting-bored movie.
It's been cool enough lately that we can sleep with the window open and no A/C on - very awesome.
I need to keep my Kindle charger closer to my bed.
Yep, still scared of the dark.
Despite being wide awake, I am still too lazy to go to the bathroom.
I can't believe we paid $15 for a jar of honey and a half dozen peaches at the farmer's market this weekend.
My dog is a deep sleeper - and she kicks me in her sleep.
Yuck, eye crusties already.
What was that sound? Is that the house settling or is someone in my kitchen? Should I raise the alarm or go check it out myself? ... Better just wait for the possible perp to come up the stairs first. Unless it's not human ...
What kind of sleeper are you? What can give you a case of insomnia? What do you do about it and what usually is going through your head?
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