When You Can’t Sleep: Blog!

I feel really lucky that this isn’t a major problem for me and that I don’t suffer from insomnia, and I’m so sorry for those that do. But there are times that I’m so exhausted I could vomit (I don’t know why, but when I get really tired, I get sick to my stomach), and I lay down on my bed and BOOM, my eyes are wide open and I’m wide awake. Like now for example.  I’m freaking exhausted, but I can’t sleep. So what do I do? I sit in bed and blog about it.

Sometimes I get tired pretty quickly, like now.  I think I’ll go  to sleep pretty soon.

In fact I did, and I’m finishing this the next day.

But sometimes I lie there for 30 minutes or an hour or longer and just can’t get to sleep.  At that point I wonder: should I keep lying here hoping for sleep to come, or get up and do something?  On the one hand, just lying there for hours without sleeping is a waste of time.  But on the other hand, getting up and doing something admits defeat.  You can’t fall asleep if you’re up cleaning the kitchen.  Who am I kidding, when I get up in the middle of the night I go on Facebook, not clean the kitchen…because my kitchen is already spotless…yeah…that’s it.  But seriously, I usually opt for lying there for hours or doing something IN bed, hoping that will make me tired.  Rarely do I get up and do something else, like clean the kitchen.

What do YOU do when you can’t sleep?

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  1. That’s when I try to accomplish something I can’t do with the kids in my way. So it is usually something cleaning related – like mopping the floor or filing. I don’t wake up early or in the middle of the night, some nights I’m just not tired so I’ll be up until 1 am, which I know will bite me in the backside the next day. This morning however was a different story as someone woke me up at 6:40 am and I couldn’t fall back asleep. So I called the tow truck to come get his dead car and tow it to the shop. Then I got some FB’ing in and some dishes taken care of before the kids were up at 7:30 am. And the day was off and running, I’m not too tired now but I’m pretty sure I’ll sleep like a rock tonight!

  2. That’s when I try to accomplish something I can’t do with the kids in my way. So it is usually something cleaning related – like mopping the floor or filing. I don’t wake up early or in the middle of the night, some nights I’m just not tired so I’ll be up until 1 am, which I know will bite me in the backside the next day. This morning however was a different story as someone woke me up at 6:40 am and I couldn’t fall back asleep. So I called the tow truck to come get his dead car and tow it to the shop. Then I got some FB’ing in and some dishes taken care of before the kids were up at 7:30 am. And the day was off and running, I’m not too tired now but I’m pretty sure I’ll sleep like a rock tonight!

  3. Reading works for me everytime. But honestly I stay up so late most nights that I usually don’t have trouble getting to sleep…..unless of course too much caffeine was involved. 😉

  4. Reading works for me everytime. But honestly I stay up so late most nights that I usually don’t have trouble getting to sleep…..unless of course too much caffeine was involved. 😉

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