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?