I think everyone likes to think of themselves as an insomniac at some point. It makes us feel less irresponsible about our lack of self-discipline when it comes to staying up late when you know it’s not good for you.
My bad sleeping habits came and hit me in the face today when I discovered that I couldn’t hold a word in my head long enough to tell my hand to write it down. It was really scary. I had always prided myself on being able to function like a sane person whilst others were zombified without their eight hours. But this morning I rolled out of bed and faced the inevitable crash that all my mates had made infamous. Nothing worked for me. My toothpaste tasted weird and my breakfast wasn’t toasted and I tripped over my dog twice trying to get out of my room (she bit me in thanks). When I got to the train station and spied a storyline across the train tracks I grabbed my notebook to write it down but as soon as my pen was out I was completely lost. I really had no idea what I had meant to write. It freaked me out.
So I ended up trying to catch some sleep wherever I could find it (which earned my a pencil case print along my forehead and a sore neck) and have been seeking out sleeping tips from anyone who cares to listen. So please, what gets you to sleep on restless nights?