I is for Insomnia

{My A to Z Challenge for 2013 has the cool theme of being chronically ill. It’s going to be fun, so stick around! 

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I is for Insomnia 
Lovely, just lovely. It’s 4:23 a.m. and I’m still awake. Well, this isn’t happening right now. I’m scheduling this post, because when you read this I should be on my way to Hawaii with my family (I know, I know, such a hard life!). But it does happen. Not being able to sleep I mean, not life, although that happens too.
Not so much this year (or maybe I’m just more used to it now?), but in the past few years, having sleepless nights was almost the norm. It’s very common for Lymie’s to get their sleep patterns all messed up, but that doesn’t make it any less annoying. 
It’s a lot worse for me during the summer because heat totally zaps all of my energy and it kinda gets hot here during the day. (I know, shocking, right?) Therefore, I would often take long naps during the day (and miss out on stuff), and then be awake for seemingly endless hours at night.
Now when I had a good book to read, it wasn’t so bad… And just in case you were wondering, no, it wasn’t the book that kept me awake! Sometimes I would choose to read a boring book or one I had already read, or I just lay there and the hours still stretch until 3:00 am, and occasionally 5:00 or so. 
I wil say though, I do have pretty good memories (during the summer) of going out to our front porch and just hanging out with a book until the wee hours of the morning while taking breaks to watch the stars and moon. There is a bright side to everything! (Pun intended.) 

7 thoughts on “I is for Insomnia

  1. Anonymous says:

    That would be difficult! I'm glad you're more adjusted now, although those porch mornings sound lovely. 🙂 If I lived closer, I would come and sit by you.

    Rebecca

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  2. Tayla says:

    Ah mornings after a long night. Nothing more beautiful. I have the same problem with staying up on end, for some reason that I can't figure out yet, my body finds it funny to keep me up all night on Sunday to Monday night. Irritating isn't it? Watching the sun rise from these nights is nice though, relieving definetly, you made it.
    Have fun in Hawaii. I wish I were there, it's currently 32 degrees where I am. I'll watch the stars disappear inside the house on a heater vent. 🙂

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  3. Emma Greere says:

    This is the perfect post for my situation right now! Even as write this I'm lying on my bed in the dark waiting for sleep…
    Not looking forward to getting up tomorrow morning…. Or I guess I should say 'not looking forward to getting up in 6 hours'.

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  4. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Oh wow, sounds coollddd. One of my friends is stuck in SD right now, waiting for a flight out. She's been there for several days with the snow keeping the planes down. I like snow… But I'm glad to be here!

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  5. Aidyl Ewoh says:

    Poor Emma! I know what it's like to finally start doing stuff on my phone (now, used to be computer) after hours of sleeplessness. I hope you can get better sleep the rest of the week.

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