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shygirlKinda shy better writer than talker
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Narrative from an insomniac's perspective.


by shygirl

My eyes are so dry and heavy it hurts to blink. I'm so exhausted I wonder how I even kept from crashing all day. But the minute my head kisses my pillow sleep fails to show itself to me.

It's almost black in my room and the air is a little cold for comfort. I bundle myself in my blanket even tighter and try to rest. But my eyes won't close.

They just stare at my ceiling for hours at a time. My thoughts trail in circles through my head like an old arthritic dog trying to lay down. I want the quiet of sleep so desperately.

How long have I been staring like this one hour? Two? I check and I've only been like this for ten minutes. It's 2:43 A.M. I think the thing I miss the most is the dreams.

But sunrises can be so beautiful. I try even harder to sleep this time. But still nothing. It feels like it's been ages but it's only been another half hour.

Finally the sweet release of peaceful nothingness takes me by the hand and drifts me to into a rest. When I wake up I'm still fairly tired.

But to an insomniac three hours of sleep can mean the world.

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Nicely descriptive. It was seem that most people on this sight can find something that resonates in your piece with that particular behavior. When you concentrate on trying to go to sleep and think about its loss and your corporeal feelings, your mind will flash out of your control. You apparently have core level anxieties. Try to plan and write a movie script or a novel in your head until you confuse your limbic system. I slept from 2AM until 4:30 AM this morning. But, I am nuts and still have ADHD at 72 yo. If you sleep 8 hrs. per night by the time you are 60 you will have slept for 20 yrs. Great post!!!!