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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #54: Insomnia Edition

Thirteen Things about Insomnia

So, as you can tell by the time stamp on the post, I can't sleep. Ugh. So, here's a little about my insomnia.

1. It's a never ending pattern for me. I started Sunday night, stayed up way too late, slept in too late Monday, stayed up too late... thought I kicked it Tuesday by getting up normal, having a normal day, going to bed at a normal time. Slept late today (I honestly couldn't get up, I was so tired) and now up late again tonight. UGH.
2. I think tonight's because I've been caffeine free for a month now, and made the mistake of having a Dr. Pepper at 7... I cannot have caffeine after 4 and have a good night's sleep.
3. It's also because my friend Cheryl has a book due and she needed me to read it before turning it in to her editor. The darn thing was so good, I couldn't put it down. It's unedited, and to be honest, I didn't find a whole lot wrong with it. :) You all are reading Cheryl Wyatt, aren't you?
4. Believe it or not, I'm actually not stressed about anything. Except maybe how messy my house is.
5. The whole milk thing doesn't work for me. I hate milk.
6. Ditto on all the supposed herbal things. They make me gag.
7. On this top ten list, I do most of them. Obviously, I violated the caffeine rule, and I didn't know about the no puzzle-solving or work rule. Other than that, I do all that stuff.
8. I'm allergic to most sleeping pills.
9. Reading sometimes helps me fall asleep, but I have to finish the book before going to sleep, and if it was an exciting book, I'll still lay awake thinking about it.
10. After reading Cheryl's manuscript, I feel so invigorated with creative juices that I really want to write instead of going to sleep.
11. That Man is due to get up at any time now to go to a job that needs him there super early today.
12. I'm also hungry, but I know that if I eat, I really won't be able to sleep, so now I'm torn between two bad decisions. Ugh.
13. To tell the truth, I'm not all that bothered about not being able to sleep right now. I'm sitting here, listening to big band music, drinking some water, and enjoying a nice evening. I just know that tomorrow, when the children start with that whole, "Mooooommmmmmmyyyyy" thing, I'm going to be really upset.

So what about you? How do you sleep?

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Snap Catch said...

Great list, nice one for TT! Mine's up too hope you can drop by... Happy TT!

Unknown said...

I've been enjoying a major run of insomnia since my move to the big city. Yoo bad the kids are still on the same schedule lol Happy T13!

Jan Parrish said...

Oh, I hope your day goes better than you anticipate with no sleep.

Denise Patrick said...

I feel for you. I don't sleep well, either. If I remember, I take the pills prescribed by my doctor to help me relax before bed, but it has to be early or I sleep in too late in the mornings. Otherwise, I just live with no sleep until I crash.

Kay Day said...

I have been sleeping a bit better lately, and I'm not sure why. If I did, I'd tell you.
But insomnia s-u-c-k-s. Thats for sure.

Cheryl Wyatt said...

Awww! You stayed awake critting my book! THANK YOU! You are a true friend.

Your crit was awesome by the way! I feel much more confient sending it in now.

And you'd be proud of me...thanks to your suggestions, I fixed my totally rushed-uberly-lame-Scooby-Doo-ending. LOLOL!

Hugs and hope you get a nap today.
I switched gears and stayed up most of the night working on Petrowski's story so I could put this one out of my mind before Nolan's put me out of mine. LOL!

THANK YOU for the plug too.

I REALLY love this "Thirteen" thing. I want to incorporate it after I turn in these books.



Danica Favorite said...

Today, I'm grouchy from lack of sleep.

And Squirly, it was not uberly lame. I just thought it could be better. :) Can't wait for Petrowski.

Janet Spaeth said...

Danica, I am so with you on this insomnia thing. Mine was Wednesday night. At 2 AM, I finally took a melatonin, which zonks me out and gives me the oddest dreams--and makes me oversleep the next day.

I am so glad it's the weekend. Enough with this work stuff. I'm on deadline and all I want to do is write, clean my house, and sleep. Preferably all at the same time.

Unknown said...

I have sleep issues too, sometimes. I've found that drinking enough water throughout the day helps and no sugar close to bedtime. Of course, turning off my brain is always iffy. I have found that getting up before dawn usually helps me get to bed on time. You could try that. :)