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06 January 2010 @ 10:16 am
The Great Sleep Experiment Continues!  
Wow, getting enough sleep is weird. I'm so alert I can hardly stand it. Why is that tree outside my window swaying so much? Why are those kids across the street jumping off that wall over and over? Why is my typing so loud? Why does this water taste slightly metallic today when it was fine yesterday? How can the person in the next cubical come to work with that wet cough?

Normally my brain would have ignored all this. It makes me a little nervous to be so aware. It's like tripping on acid but not as groovy. Yes, that's right, I just compared getting a good night's sleep with LSD. Damn, I'm turning into such an old man. "You know, sonny, the only drug experience I need is eight hours on a firm mattress!"

Listening to: The Cars - "Bye Bye Love"
lipbylipbylipby on January 6th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
As a lifelong insomniac, I can relate. (Actually "insomnia" means that you can't stay asleep, whereas I'm just not sleepy at bedtime.) As a result, I know all of the tricks to a good night's rest: lights dim a few hours before bed, a hot bath, melatonin, valerian/warm milk/skullcap-- even bright lights in the morning. I should brand myself as Dr. Sleep and get my own Web page.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: guru of badonkadonkassmonkeydiary on January 6th, 2010 06:40 pm (UTC)
If I'm watching TV on the couch, I almost never get sleepy, but once I decide it's time to go to bed I generally don't have any trouble falling right to sleep (which drives K. crazy since she takes forever to get to sleep).