Have you ever seen someone fall asleep within seconds of hitting the pillow? How do they do that? From my experiences, it seems that this happens more often with men, than it does women. Maybe it’s their wiring. If so, I wonder if that part of me could be re-wired.
On a good day, it takes me at least 15 minutes to get to sleep. On a bad day (which is often), it’s closer to 5 hours and that’s if I even sleep at all.
There are so many nights where I find myself rolling around, watching the time pass. Those nights drag on and on, and morning seems like a lifetime away. Some nights I am inundated with thoughts racing through my mind and on others there are no thoughts at all. It’s just a matter of not sleeping or being too tired to sleep.
Last night was another one of those sleepless nights. When I wasn’t pacing the house, I was staring wide-eyed at the boring ceiling above my bed. Perhaps I should hang a picture up there for my nightly viewing pleasure. A picture of the mountains, or a river would be nice.
It’s on nights like those, when I’m not sure if my WordPress phone app is a good thing to have or a bad one. As the night drags on and my irritation flares, on goes the phone. What’s nice about the blogging community, is that there are people from all over the world on here.
While we’re sleeping (or supposed to be), others are just starting their day, so there’s new posts going up constantly. Even though reading posts at 4am calms my frustrations of not being able to sleep, by doing so I’m hindering my chances of sleeping altogether.
If my alarm wasn’t set for 6am and sleep came before midnight, I’d just get up and start my day in the wee hours of the morning. But unlike some people I know, I don’t function well with no sleep. So after a few laps around the house and calming my mind with reading, sleep finally comes. Usually about 30 minutes before I have to wake up.
If you struggle with sleeping, have you found any successful sleep remedies? (excluding sleeping pills)
And what do you do for entertainment on your sleepless nights?