Saturday, May 29th, 2010

12:30 a.m.: Insomnia has struck again. This is just the weirdest affliction ever. It’s chronic, but only in the sense that it inflicts itself on me once every six months or so. There is no pattern to it that I can discern. For long stretches I can sleep as normal, and then bing! I wake up in the middle of the night for no reason I can put my finger on and simply cannot get back to sleep. I usually suffer it for just one night, very infrequently two nights. I don’t recall suffering it for three nights in a row or longer. And I don’t have entirely sleepless nights. When I wake up in the middle of the night and realize I won’t be able to get back to sleep any time soon, I get out of bed to read a couple chapters of a book or surf the internet, something quiet that’ll help me pass a couple sleepless hours. When I start to feel tired again, and I usually do some time between sixty and ninety minutes later, I head off to bed and fall asleep fairly easily. I almost feel guilty about calling it insomnia, because I know that some people suffer insomnia that keeps them awake all night, night after night, but I’m not sure what else to call it, other than a fucking nuisance.

Worst thing about it tonight is, I’m supposed to help someone move house tomorrow. I can just imagine how bright-eyed and chipper I’ll be, round about mid-afternoon.

no pattern | 2:14 pm CDT
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