And so to sleep again

I may never defeat the monster known as insomnia. But at least the playing field is a bit more level than it used to be.

(The title, should you care, comes from a 1951 single by Patti Page, in which she sings four parts through the miracle of overdubbing. We had a copy of this when I was very, very small.)


  1. fillyjonk »

    1 April 2017 · 8:57 pm

    I wish manufacturers didn’t use BLUE lights on electronics used in bedrooms. I have to keep a couple handkerchiefs draped over my white-noise machine because it has two absolutely un-turn-off-able blue lights for the big buttons on top. And they’re bright enough to annoy me.

    And because of idiots with muffler cut-outs, boom cars, and who stake their dogs out in the backyard without companionship, I need both the white-noise machine and an air filter to sufficiently block ambient noise.

  2. ETat »

    2 April 2017 · 6:26 pm

    I don’t know how can you function the day after. Cocktail indeed!

    My Samsung fridge has a blue LED indicator- which fills whole apartment with ethereal blue radiance when all other lights are off.

  3. CGHill »

    2 April 2017 · 7:15 pm

    The Kenmore electric range in one corner of the kitchen does something similar, though it’s about as far from my bed as is possible while remaining inside the house.

    And “cocktail” also reflects the fact that this particular version of Zzzquil contains, per the label, “10% alcohol.” I usually wake up well enough to get to work, but between about 9:30 and noon I have some residual wooziness.

  4. Holly H »

    3 April 2017 · 9:31 am

    I gave up and bought a sleep mask. Wish I had bought it years sooner. Sometimes I wake up at 10 am on Saturday, without a clue as to what time it is.

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