Thursday, November 15, 2007

What keeps YOU up at night?

from the writing prompt group on NaBloPoMo:

What keeps you up at night? Write about the thoughts, person, job that has you tossing and turning all night. Conversely, write about how you are able to fall asleep on a dime and how you do it. Really, I want to know! Give me your secret for a good night's sleep and I will promise not to hate you for being able to go to sleep so easily.

Hmmm....well, right now it is finances. Dh had a fender bender today and I'm trying not to stress about it. But it just adds to what we might have to pay for. *sigh*

Sometimes, it is worries about family or friends. Sometimes it is plain 'ol stress that causes insomnia. Sometimes it is caffeine. Sometimes it is worries about my students. When I REALLY can't sleep, sometimes I rehash things said or done years in the past.

Good nights' sleep are not easily come by around here. I even had a sleep study done a few weeks ago, with no underlying problems found.

Now you answer!


Misty said...

finances, missing my husband and weird crime fears...

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oh amanda said...

Oh, I know exactly what you mean...rehashing stupid things I've done is one of my main reasons for being awake...ugh.

BUT GUESS WHAT? Now you can read when you can't sleep b/c you WON Splitting Harriet at my blog!


Marie said...

Come by my Memarie Lane blog today, there's a little surprise for you.

I have a huge anxiety problem, and often have a hard time falling asleep as a result. I invented a little exercise for myself that helps immensely.

The key is not allowing yourself to think about things and imagine everything that could possibly go wrong. So you have to find a way to think about something nice or harmless that will keep your brain gently occupied until you can drift off.

Think of a category, like flowers or cities or vegetables or desserts, and then go through the alphabet, coming up with one for each letter. Artichoke, Broccoli, Celery, etc. It's a lot harder than it seems, I usually fall asleep around H.

Smiling Mom said... says:

Finances. For sure!

VAIL said...

I am soooooo happy that I sleep fine, no matter what is going on in my life. I always fall asleep within 2 minutes of my head hitting the pillow. Now, if I could just arrange it to get more than 6 hours each night . . . .

Stacy said...

Writing! I wake up some nights and can't sleep, and then I start writing things in my head or re-doing conversations with people that didn't go well the first time, and just go around and around and around!

Sometimes I get up and have a little snack, and that helps me settle back down.

(P.S. Thanks for commenting on my birth story!)