Insomnia

 Posted by at 4:00 am  Ramblings
May 022011
 

A few weeks ago, I had a bit of trouble sleeping.
Okay – that’s a flat out lie. 

One night, I tossed. I turned. I tossed some more.  I stared at the wall.  I drank a glass of water. I got up to pee. 

I tried laying with my head at the foot of the bed.  I tried laying on the floor in my bedroom, then the living room, and for 2 minutes I attempted the kitchen floor, too.  I tried laying in each of the recliners with the TV off and then with the TV on and then with the TV off, again.

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I tried reading the dictionary, a cookbook, some Jane Austen, Donald Miller, and a few magazines.  I read the remaining 150 pages in order to finish a novel.  I tried reading books with large print and with small print, too.  I wrote a letter. I did the dishes. I counted sheep, and goats, and Presidents.

Nothing I did made me sleepy; but a lot of it made me smarter more knowledgeable.

What I learned in one night of INSOMNIA!
[alternatively titled: late night television and women magazine lessons]

  • Jeopardy is played on my local ABC affiliate at 1:00 AM.
  • One episode included a category named “Snacks on a Plane.”  ahem.
  • The category “The Ex-Files” has nothing to do with celebrity divorcees, unfortunately.
  • I am better at Jeopardy at 1:00 in the morning than I am at 4:00 in the afternoon. 
  • For a boost of energy, try Camel Pose.  According the July/August 2009 issues of Health, it opens your chest, giving your lungs the ability to bring in more oxygen.  The act of bending backward is said to stimulate your adrenal glands, “revving you up.”

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  • I am coveting the Martha Stewart Deluxe Crafters set on HSN.
  • Also, Martha Stewart says a lot of random things after 1:00 in the morning.  Maybe she needs an espresso?
  • She’s also a bit of a bragger.
  • March was national craft month! How did I not know this!? Crafter Fail!!!!
    [I did do SOME crafting in March, so all was not lost, I suppose.]

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  • I have no patience for commercials post prime-time.
  • I would like to be best friends with Jimmy Fallon.  Okay, so that’s not new knowledge, but it’s worth reflecting and repeating.
  • True Hollywood Story (THS, but not that THS) is not only available for viewing on E!, but also CW.  The “E!” has been removed from the title when viewed on other networks, it would seem.
  • New research has found that doing online puzzles, like Sudoku, can decrease stress and improve your mood! (From Real Simple 09/08)

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After reading that little tidbit, I did a few Sudoku puzzles (in the decorative book my sister gifted me) and drifted fast to sleep.  From that point on my night was full of the most pleasant dreams and sweet, sweet slumzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.

  7 Responses to “Insomnia”

  1. ahhhh insomnia
    I know ye well

    xo
    Miz recently posted..The Fila photo-shoot inside scoop…

  2. I have not recently faced serious insomnia (thankfully!) but I have been a very restless sleeper the past few weeks. Which means lots of waking up, rolling around and trying to get comfortable. For me, it also means I remember what I was dreaming about. The last hour before my alarm went off one day last week I was teaching my 1st hour class, and they were being SUPER naughty, even though they were suposed to be taking their standardized tests. Not a relaxing way to spend my last hour of sleep.
    Danielle recently posted..As 1st Birthday Party

  3. I loved this post. Also, please make me those greyish trendy flowers in the second picture. Thank you.

  4. blah. thankfully, i don’t usually have trouble getting my 7-8 hours of sleep, but the few times where i can’t fall asleep are absolutely miserable! it sounds like you got a lot accomplished in your sleeplessness though!
    sarah (sarah learns) recently posted..wedding madness

  5. You’re kidding right?

    Does this mean the Jeopardy people read my blog?????
    Julie @SavvyEats recently posted..Scenes from the Weekend- 05022011

  6. Next time do what I do – alphabet pray! Say a pray for somone’s who’s name starts with an A, then a B, then a C and so on. I’ve only made it all the way to Z once.

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