Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Who knew insomnia was contagious?

I love to sleep. I need my sleep. In fact, sleep is dangerously near the top of my most favorite things to do list. When I had little kids that didn't sleep, it WAS my most favorite things to do list.

So why is it that I seem to attract people who don't sleep into my life? The last three friends I have made don't sleep. My seven-year old daughter has recently become afflicted with bedtime anxiety for which I cannot trace a source nor find a lasting cure.

Personally, I have had eight hours of sleep in the last, oh sixty four and counting. That is one hour of sleep for every eight hours awake. I normally average closer to a 1:2 ratio, when I'm getting what I need. I woke up at 5am this morning, after three hours of fitful sleep, and ran full speed ahead all day long. I thought for sure I'd be ready to crash tonight, but here I am, still wired, over nineteen hours later.

Is it the power of suggestion? I have to admit, these insomniacs masquerading as friends are incredibly cool. Maybe I'm just subconsciously trying to be like them. Yeah, I'm sure that's it. I think it's more likely that my new vitamins are laced with meth.

Oooooh! I just yawned.

Confessing my problems and failures online to strangers - works every time.


  1. Does Tylenol PM work for you? It does wonders for me. I only have to take one and I am out for the night! I hope it gets better! Sleep is one of my favorite things too.

  2. sleep is definitely one of my favorite things. i hope you are able to catch up soon!

  3. Maybe record a golf game to watch next time you can't sleep. That works for me everytime. Especially if one of the announcers has a Scottish accent. I find that to be very soothing. :D

  4. I love Tylenol PM, but now I take Tamazapan for my fibro stuff. It works wonders and is not suppose to be addictive. Sometime I don't take it and I still sleep, but it seems to help me get to the good stage 4 sleep. Also Kava Kava or Valerian root are great sleep aids.
    But what is the underlying root of this sleep disturbance? Any thoughts on that.

  5. There's... uh... one thing that will always guarantee I sleep well. But then you said no more racy blogs. ;)

  6. :snort:

    I mentioned your comment to my honey, and he said, "Hey, as long as it's not about my sex life..."

    So I am assuming that means that colorful posts/comments on my blog are o-kay as long as it's about someone else's husband, so share away, Di! :snicker:

    Wait. Do you think this comment qualifies as being about his sex life? Even though I was only quoting him saying as long as it wasn't about his sex life, is even a reference to him referring to his sex life a post about his sex life??

    It is all so very confusing, this walking the thin line of propriety and spousal approval. I suppose I should nail down the rules with him. (yeah, like I'm going to start that conversation anytime soon.) Until then, I guess I'll just err on the wild side and ask forgiveness later. Or hoping he doesn't read my blog all that often...

    Wooo - anxiety is a drug, I am deciding. How far can I go here without making my husband mad at me? Wondering did he read it yet? kinda gives me a rush, ya know?

    Staying up reeeelly reeelly late does too. Wheeeeeee!

  7. It must be hereditary, I keep waking up at 3 or 4 in the morning!