Monday, December 17, 2007

Top 10 things to do at 3 a.m.

1. Stare at the ceiling fan going round and round in its pointless existence. Try to avoid thinking of any parallels with your life.
2. Whine on your blog.
3. Watch the raindrops running down the window.
5. Take deep breaths until this becomes actively irritating.
4. Learn to list things in order.
6. Surf the internet until this becomes intensely annoying.
7. Think of all the things you didn't get done today and therefore need to get done tomorrow.
8. Get cold, go back to bed, get restless, get back up. Repeat.
9. Ask yourself a lot of "Why" questions to which there really aren't any answers or at least not any good answers so it's fairly pointless.
10. Listen to an audiobook that a kind friend has shared with you. (Thank you, McB!)

Maybe exercise will help. 50 minutes jog/run 3/2.

Thanks Keziah!


McB said...

Does #10 mean you've read your emails?

Done the insomnia thing a few times myself lately. Too bad we can't coordinate. Hope visiting Discworld made it a little less stressful.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Oh man, that sucks.

And of course worrying about not sleeping is enough to keep you from ever getting to sleep...

I hate the way all the articles on how to deal with insomnia make it sound so easy, like if you just don't sleep in til ten every morning you'll be fine.

Good luck with that... hopefully once the house stuff settles down your brain will too and will let you conk out a little better.

Reb said...

Those are pretty much the same 10 things I do! I don't have the ceiling fan, but the thoughts about pointless existence may ring a bell.

Instead of listening, I just read the books, I used to listen when I drove, but, no car anymore.

And it drives my cat crazy when I can't sleep!

Things will get better once you have completed the move.

marie said...


Now what worked in the end? :P

Diana Swallow said...

I'm on the insomnia end of life right now...not a good place to be when you have a million and one things to do in the day hours

Heather said...

I will keep that in mind! lol. I also have some problems sleeping (usually when I NEED to be sleeping) and find myself doing random things. once I got up and started cleaning out a closet. I hope you get your much needed sleep.

Katharine O'Moore-Klopf said...

Number 7 is my fave.

You are quite talented at making lists—did you know that?

Scope Dope Cherrybomb said...

Dear Mary the Nosy:
My tbr pile is so long I couldn't begin to describe it. Right now I have started reading The Nanny Diaries because I was moved to by the Special Features section of the DVD of the same name.

I found the best thing for insomnia was being diagnosed as having Sleep Apnea and being forced to wear a CPAP machine at night. I sleep like a log now. :-)

Take good care of yourself. I care about you.

The Merry said...

Scope you take care of yourself! Miss Keziah and McB fixed my sleep problem (I hope I'm not speaking too soon).

Marie, jogging and then lulling myself to sleep with an iPod audiobook is a great way to help me sleep.

Katharine, thank you! I'll add list-making to my list of accomplishments.

Heather, next time you have insomnia... I do have some pretty disorganized closets... oh, all right. It was worth a try :)

Scale Junkie, Reb -- you two too? Maybe it's a right-before-Christmas sort of problem?

Anonymous said...

Well, trying to find the home keys on your keyboard--in the dark, because DH is sleeping--that's always fun.

Do Not Listen to Bob's tapes while you're trying to fall asleep! If you do, you get bad dreams and those horrible wake-me-up panic attacks! Argh!

Lots of money to be made, curing insomnia. Hmmm.

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One Crazy Penguin said...

Love love love this! Definitely some good ideas here for my insomnia :p