Monday, December 27, 2010

"Got sleep?"

My good ol' frienemy "Insomnia" decided to pay me a visit tonight. Tonight, when all I wanted to do was crawl into bed and fall into a slumber. Tonight, when I had already told myself I was going to go to sleep at a decent hour. I've got an early day tomorrow. Yeah well, so much for planning ahead and all that. Laying in bed for almost two hours now, just tossing and turning and thinking, always thinking, I gave up on the sleep thing and came here, to catch up on some blogs I had not read. But I'm finished with that.

So now what?

Ugh! This is insane! I'm so tired. Insomnia had been rather distant lately, and I thought it was actually gone for good. But I guess I was wrong! Hmm, maybe it's the whole, "Monday" angst or the thought of all the work that I have waiting for me when I get into the office.

Whatever. I just want to go to sleep!


Mynx said...

I really hope the sandman comes visit you soon. Big hugs.

Jewels said...

I'd tell you to try counting sheep...but that never works for me.

I frequently have visits from my old enemy---insomnia---for me what works is starting to build these incredibly detailed daydreams (for me it usually means mentally describing every detail of a boarding house for hockey players...and our sexual exploits) until I finally drift off into blissful sleep. At least then I don't end up crying in frustration at the lack of sleep...the building of every tiny detail usually bored me into slumber.
Hey-it's worth a try.

I sincerely hope that sleep comes to you soon. I know how tough that can be!


Magnesium and Zinc = zzzzzzzzzz

Shady Del Knight said...

Sleep deprivation has become a way of life for me. At bedtime I find it very hard to turn off my brain and fall asleep. I review the day and preview the next. I also get some of my best writing ideas while I'm tossing and turning. I hope that you managed to get enough sleep to carry you through your work day. I'll be thinking about you, Yvonne!

Yvonne said...

All -thanks! I finally drifted off ot sleep about 3:00 a.m. Only to be awakened at 6:00 a.m. by the stupid alarm clock!

Israel - wha? magnesium and zinc? 'splain yourself please!

The Adorkable Ditz said...

I know what you mean, last night after talking with Cam Man via text and listening to Avenged Sevenfold, trying to lull me to sleep, the thoughts of different things kept me awake for a while. I don't know what finally konked me out but eventually I did. Although sleeping on an air mattress didn't help my back too much when it slowly leaked.

Belle said...

I have to read or do crosswords until the book slips out of my hand. My problem is more of waking up at 4:00am or 5:00am and not being able to go back to sleep. I only get about 6 hours per night.