Monday, May 07, 2007

20 minutes. 20 effing minutes. That's all the sleep there was to be had last night. During my insomnia, I vowed never to take an all day nap again. I felt like I was trapped in a box for 5-6 hours. After I typed the blog last night/this morning, I laid in bed, acquired a headache, read, got up, watched tv, recited song lyrics, and listened to the radio, and no matter what I did I just kept feeling wide awake. Then at about 6am, I finally went to sleep, only to be awakened at 6:20 by the very radio that was helping me to sleep in the middle of the night. Thank God for hot showers otherwise I'd be even more sleepy. I'm not going to be cranky today though..at least I don't plan to.

Last night just kick started my movement for a middle-of-the-night network of friends. These are friends who volunteer themselves for conversations when insomnia attacks. Of course their services would not be called upon every damn day, but during those special occasions when insomnia attack, they would be a bail out. They would talk to me about their lives, get me to talk about something, maybe even engage me in a little phone sex(females only of course), and then hopefully somewhere in there I would go to sleep. If the conversation they had to offer couldn't put me to sleep, they would be fired. I should accumulate such a list of friends, because clearly I have sleeping irregularities that rear their ugly head at least once a month.

And that is all I have to offer this sleepy morning. Yesterdays late night entry is much much better.

On Our Own - Bobby Brown

3 comments:

Bashful said...

Precisely the reason why I don't take naps period because I will never get to sleep at night. Rashad having a network of friend sis a good ideas. I will have to try that when my moments of insomnia hit.

Jo said...

My tip to you is to make lots of friends on the West Coast. That way you can call them. They might still be up . . . That's what I do . . .when I can't sleep and it's 4 a.m. my time, I can always call someone on the West Coast who usually goes to sleep late. And of course, there is always Hawaii . . .you can make friends with folks out there and you ahev all night to talk . . .they are 7 hours behind us . . .

I wish you better luck tonight with sleeping.

hadassah444 said...

must be nice to have those kind of friends Rashad