A Return of Insomnia
I’ve had a run of insomnia lately. Our bedtime habits have been pushing us later and later, with us going to be after midnight and the lights going off closer to 12:30 aM.
For my part, when the lights go out I need to do something on my phone to lull myself to sleep. Trying to avoid my phone has resulted in me just being wide awake, and I tend to need to either play a game or read some news articles until I get drowsy.
The last few days, I’ve been up well past 1:30 or 2:00 AM. No matter what I try, I’m ust up and not tired. And feel a little worse for the wear, come the morning.
The times I fall asleep after eating dinner and watching TV… just amplifies the insomnia, and keeps me up even later. More like 2 or 2:30 AM.
I’ve had some luck sleeping in on the weekends, but my brain pops awake around 7 or 7:30 AM.
It’s a weird pattern, and one I can’t really explain with any current circumstances. This, coupled with the increae sense of stress/anxiety, is just an odd thing because… I don’t think I really have many reasons to be stressed or anxious. But my brain appears to think otherwise.
[photo via Jp Valery]