Sunday, May 28, 2006

Insomniac

I've always had trouble sleeping, but it seems to have gone to extremes lately. I've been going to bed later and later and later, and most recently it's been an average of 3 am. Not so good when I get up between 6 and 6:30!

I've no idea what's causing it. I don't do caffeine; my eating habits haven't changed; my routine is basically the same. It's not even that I'm thinking about the million things that I always have to do. I just can't sleep.

I've been forcing myself to make my non-sleep time productive though, and I'm wading my way through the shelves of books.

Some I've read, but I won't ever revist. Those are being put in a box to be donated to the library. Every time the box gets filled, off it goes. I've taken 7 so far.

Some I need to read, and I've never taken the time. Those are being put into a certain bookshelf so that I can wade my way through. Once I'm done, most of them go into the donate box.

Some I love, and I won't ever part with. Those are also going into a certain bookshelf. I absolutely love going to that bookshelf to peruse. I've read everything in that section -- some of them several times -- and it's like visiting old friends.

I'm glad that I'm working my way through something that's needed to be done for ages, but I think I'd really prefer being able to sleep.

1 comment:

Julie said...

Yikes, girl! Get some sleep! I'm tired just reading about your troubles.

FWIW, I used to have problems falling asleep (or worse, waking up after just a few hours and not being able to go back to sleep), usually because my mind was racing with thoughts, worries, etc. I got myself in the habit of praying about those things, and that has helped a lot. I hardly ever have sleep issues any more.