SLEEPLESS UN-SEATTLED


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A strange thing happened to me on the way to dreamland this morning.  I got on the wrong bus and came back again.

Normally, I don’t have any problems with sleeping other than the ones I may try to solve for fun while dropping off.  No, I go to bed at 01:00 or so, get comfortable, and that’s it until some time between 08:00 and 09:00.

This morning I was on schedule for bedtime at 01:00.  I dozed, but then woke up.  I could tell it was rather earlier than my normal rising time by the use of advanced deductive reasoning.  It was still dark. 

In fact, the clock said 02:00. 

Muttering direly, I put my head down again and waited for sleep.  And waited.  And waited.

At 03:00 I gave up and got up.   Then I became engrossed in blogging and then in writing the current chapter of Darx Circle (18 – now 19).  Then it was time to fetch young R from school, and then to take her to swimming. 

Never mind, thought I.  After swimming I will catch up on forty or fifty winks. 

Alas, a seldom-seen cousin who lives down the South Coast popped in.

Result: now going on for 21:00 and I am still not sleepy.

Ever had anything so unexpected un-Seattle your snooze-schedule?   

© Colonialist February 2014 (WordPress)

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33 Responses to SLEEPLESS UN-SEATTLED

  1. bluebee says:

    A major life-change will do it. Have you always been a night owl, Col?

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  2. adeeyoyo says:

    I fall asleep easily – too easily sometimes! But I can wake up at any time after 2 am and struggle to get back to sleep, which is when I jot down notes or write a blog or two. That, I must say, does the trick.

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  3. I sometimes feel much better if I have less sleep than more, but not always. It seems like Bugsy can sleep through anything. 🙂

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  4. nrhatch says:

    Hope you get a great Snooze on tonight! Without sleep, I become cranky indeed.

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  5. My snooze schedule is highly irregular…so I understand, but have no advice to give.

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  6. I can grab a sharp 40 anywhere. And dribble like a king to.

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  7. cupitonians says:

    Reminds me of a really bizarre Murakami short story I read that freaked the life out of me. Flash insomnia, they say, is common. Unfortunately. You’ll get your sleep back very soon!

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  8. Sonel says:

    Clearly Bugs Bunny is to blame Col! 😆
    I have lots of nights like that. Nothing new to me. Strangely enough, I feel more energetic than usual. Seems we don’t need that much sleep. LOL!

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  9. Usually when I’m jet-lagged, I can stay awake for 24 hours or more, and be pretty productive. Otherwise, blah. Can’t do what you did, Col.

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  10. How odd, but hopefully you will sleep well tonight.
    I’ve had odd patches over the years where I have struggled to get to, and then stay asleep….usually when I’ve been stressed or troubled by things….nowadays I try to stick to my regular schedule, and I fall asleep reading!
    Sweet dreams

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  11. newsferret says:

    Often 😀 , but survive!

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  12. Frequently, specially if I read/watchTV beyond midnight. Ideally I should put the light out at about 11.30 and usually drop off fairly soon. After midnight, and I lie awake for hours. I wake around 7 in winter, 6 in summer.

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  13. disperser says:

    What little I sleep, I sleep deep and untroubled.

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  14. The Asian says:

    I don’t really have a snooze schedule. Bedtime can be any time from 22:00 to 1:00 and waking up will be between 5:00 and 10:00, depending on the day of the week and what client I’m going to. I do need at least 5 hours of sleep to sort of function the next day though

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  15. suzicate says:

    Yes, I have. Funny that the days my schedule is off I seem to be more productive…perhaps it’s because I give it more to make up for what I think I’ve lost, lol!

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