Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Sleepless in Salem

At 10 p.m., I could barely keep my eyes open. It wouldn't have taken much to fall a sleep. Closing the they and a deep sigh and I could have been out like a light.

Now, it's past midnight and I'm still awake. Tired, but wide away.

The best cure I've found for insomnia is working a swing shift. The best sleep I've had of my life was when I wasn't reporting to work until 2 p.m. Sure, I still had nights were I had trouble falling asleep. Oftentimes I would stay up until I was suffering from such shear exhausting that the best way I could describe my bedtime ritual was collapsing, rather than going to bed.

I could be up until 3 a.m., get 8 hours sleep and still have an hour to get ready to work. And I'm one of those people who really needs 8 hours sleep. And in an ideal world, 10 hours would be fantastic.

Now, if I really wanted to get 8 hours sleep, I would need to be in bed by 10:30. Who goes to bed at 10:30? Midwesterners, maybe, where the late night news comes on at 10. But not Left Coasters. Not young, hip guess like me.

OK, so maybe I'm not so young. And maybe I was never hip.

I am, however, a chronic night owl.

Hi, my name is G-man and I'm an insomniac.

Is there a 12-step program for that?

Well, at least there is a West Wing marathon on Bravo.


Anonymous said...

OK, now you're making me feel bad that I live in the metropolis of New York City and can't keep my eyes open past 10pm. Guess you're not the biggest loser out there.

3rdtimesacharm( 3T ) said...

I'm in bed by 9:00 PM. Definitely asleep by 10:00 PM. Normally anyway. But then since I'm already over 40, it's to be expected. ;-)

Win that powerball G-Man, and you can sleep whenever the hell you want to. (Problem solved.)

Orrrr, give in and go to bed at 10:00 PM before your body decides on a 2nd wind. (Not cool? Hell you're gonna be 40 in a few days, cool won't be with you regardless then.) ;-)

Brat said...

Don't be picking on us Midwesterns! Isn't it nice for a change that you can't blame me for your lack of sleep! I love it!

Brat said...

I swear I cannot do this word verification thing. I think G-man knows that and saves the hardest ones for me. Yikes! It makes me feel so stupid!

No_Newz said...

I am seeing a pattern forming with bloggers and insomnia. Could there be a link? Here's to hoping you get lots of sleep tonight.
Lois Lane
P.S. This comment has been brought to you by the letters eweyutp and k. Love that word verification thingy. LOL!

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