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Insomnia Sucks

I have bouts with insomnia every now and then but it hasn't been this bad since forever. For the past week, I have been having trouble falling asleep at night. I'd get 2 to 4 hours of sleep. The weird thing is that I feel manic all throughout the day! Worse, it would not abate late at night...and early in the morning.

Last night, I thought that the end (to the battle) had come. I fell asleep almost as soon as I went to bed at midnight. And I didn't wake up till 10 am!

Unfortunately, it seems to be back. It's almost 1 am and I have no inclination to hit the sack.

Suggestions, anyone?

On another note, I just finished watching American Idol. I think I am falling in love with Danny Gokey. I am thrilled with Adam Lambert. And am besotted with Chris (Kris?) Allen. Still, I can't believe that I am following this show!


  1. I know!
    I am hooked on American Idol again this season too.
    I never watch it until they get to the final twelve, but then I watch it every week.

  2. oh my. Numi and AI? Who would've thought?

  3. Oh, my, do we have a lot in common! Take it from a fellow insomniac - Go to bed by 10 p.m if possible. I'm in the midst of treating some sleep-deprived symptoms that made me believe I was having a heart attack. I used to stay up till 2 or 3 a.m. or get up and go to work writing at that time if I couldn't sleep. It finally caught up with me. Take care of yourself and do what it takes to get some sleep!
    From a country girl with a twin brother who manages a ranch in Alabama, I must admit I loved the redneck humor.
    Thanks for bringing some laughter and fun into my world for today. Blessings from Brenda!

  4. I deal with insomnia quite often and I'm lucky enough to be able to sleep when I'm tired no matter what time that is. Good part of not having a 9-5 job. Some of the medication I have to take contributes to the insomnia. I sometimes, but not too often use an antihistimine to make me sleepy. As long as you don't use them regularly they are effective and safe.

    Hope you get to sleeping better soon.

  5. @Retired: They're down to 8! Who is your favorite?

    @Vicki: Yeah, who would have thought, huh? Vicki we need to meet up; been too long!!!

    @Brenda: Thanks for dropping by. Am glad that the posts brightened up your day somehow. Hope to hear from you again.

    @D: Well, I finally found something that made me sleep...posting about it in a few.

  6. Gosh, I don't know. At first I didn't like the guy that sang Ring of Fire, but now the last few times, he has blown me away. I will have to wait until they get to the last three and then decide.
    How about you???

  7. Retired: yeah, Adam is weird but in a good way. I think he just might win the contest, but I really love Gokey. See that big pic in this post?


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