Tossing and turning

“I couldn’t sleep at all last night,” says the song. I, of course, know it too well.


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 July 2014 · 3:07 pm

    I’ve been there, but to much lesser extent. I also get the thing where my brain decides to wake me at 2 am and remind me about every idiotic thing I’ve ever done in my life.

    I’ve also found that staring at a screen (computer OR television) too late into the evening trips my “stay awake” sensor. (I wonder what something like a Kindle would do to me, seeing that most of my “entertainment” reading is done right before bed.)

  2. CGHill »

    7 July 2014 · 3:53 pm

    This has been one of the better arguments against an e-reader, at least for me.

  3. McGehee »

    7 July 2014 · 9:34 pm

    My wife claims she can’t get to sleep unless she reads — so she reads. And never gets enough sleep.

  4. CGHill »

    7 July 2014 · 10:06 pm

    Maybe I need to read duller stuff.

  5. McGehee »

    8 July 2014 · 6:51 am

    Are you telling me to write more?

  6. Roger Green »

    8 July 2014 · 8:07 am

    fillyjonk is right, both in terms of the literature and my personal experience. I find I cannot write at night anymore, because I continue to process. I take a half a Zyrtec and go to bed with The Wife (earlier than I’m otherwise inclined)

  7. fillyjonk »

    8 July 2014 · 2:50 pm

    Shoot, even cleaning house at night is enough to ‘rev’ me up so I don’t sleep.

    I actually sleep BETTER if I read before going to sleep. It detracks my mind from what I was thinking about during the day.

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