Monday, December 5, 2005

Insomnia

Dear Dream Depository: A new phenomenon to report. Not a dream, because I lay awale this night. A note about the monologue that goes on in my head as I lie awake... The monologue was going on as usual but I wasn't listening. What? I wasn't listening to the voice that goes on inside my head. It was talking and I was thinking about something else.

Sounds like a joke, "What if you talked to yourself and nobody was listening."  Well, it really happened last night.

Later, I heard my talking watch say, "It's three o'clock am". When I had tossed and turned enough I got up and turned on the computer. I noticed that Mavarin, Karen, was online.  She must be up too, probably writing, and just how does she do that, She has to go to work in the morning.

I am glad I do not have to work for I would be a wreck without sleep.  As it is now, I have insomnia, so what? Take a longer nap tomorrow.

As a soldier I got used to sleeping anywhere. Cots were fine, but overseas we would throw a blanket on the ground and sleep.  I have slept on the ground, in a hole, in a pup tent, on a concrete floor of a captured German pill box, and most often on the floor of some building we had occupied. I have slept sitting up in a jeep, in an armored car. Once I went to sleep sitting up in a troop train and fell on the floor.  My buddies picked me up and put me back on my seat without my waking up.

That was then.  Now I can't get comfortable if the bed is too soft or too hard, or the pillow is too high or too low. I have been known to get out of bed and sleep on the floor. Don't do that anymore, too hard to get up off the floor. I try turning around and sleeping with my head where my feet should be.  Sometimes works.

I am glad the computer is always available.  If I can't sleep I can turn on the H-P, fire up AOL and read journals, and like now, write in mine.

10 comments:

kateh2ocolorart said...

Amazing the things we could do when we were young that we cannot do now...sleeping on the floor is but one of them!  Hope you get plenty of sleep tonight!  It is good for you!  Love, Kate

mavarin said...

Well, I didn't get away with it this time, Churck.  I ended up coming home sick and going back to bed.  Sometimes the body just says, "Enough!"

Karen

mavarin said...

The sleep deprivation is also responsible for the typo in your name.  Yeah, that's it.  - K

jckfrstross said...

Try and sleep this afternoon:)

Deb

bamawmn46 said...

Tonight is a new night, Chuck!!  And turn off those watches!!  LOL
Jackie

plieck30 said...

Computers are sure nice to have when you have insomnia. Online word games really pass the time too. Paula

valphish said...

I suffer from insomnia, too.  Quite often.  My mattress and pillow have to be perfect as does temperature and blankets, etc.  My mom has called me "Princess and the Pea" because I get so fidgety over my bed situation.  Interesting, not long ago I could sleep on the floor and preferred it over my bed.   Not anymore since I have chronic pain and itchy skin.  Hope you are get better sleep tonight! xox
http://journals.aol.com/valphish/ValsThoughts

magogos said...

I, too, am grateful for my computer on my insomnia nights. I just wish it weren't so cold downstairs at 3AM here in CT! Margo

bittersweetxtwo said...

When I'm plagued by insomnia, I sometimes just get up and write...and write...and so on. It's funny, because when I can't sleep, I write better- like last night I started a new story that I'm actually able to continue- that's a wow. I hope you had a restful nap.

onemoretina said...

When I was younger I could sleep anywhere, at any time.  Something changed when I had kids.  I would wake up at the sound of those little rascals turning over in their cribs.  Before they even woke up, they woke ME up !  And now, it's Menopause that's messing with my dreams of a good night's sleep.  So .... I am thankful to be able to come in here and read journals.  I'm always amazed at how many others are awake and prowling through J-land at three in the morning.  Tina http://journals.aol.com/onemoretina/Ridealongwithme