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Sleep? Who Needs Sleep?

Last night, my husband went out with friends. I watched a few shows to clear up my DVR and then read two free books (they were short) that I downloaded from Amazon. Nothing special – but enough for me to pass the time. It was about 10:45 and I decided that it was time to go to bed… even though I wasn’t particularly tired. I’ve been trying to take less of my daily migraine medication and I knew that if I put the TV back on it wouldn’t be good for my eyes.

So, I shut the lights and I tried to sleep.

But then I kept wondering when Bill was going to come home… which led to me create scenarios in my head where someone broke into the house to kill all of us… which of course made me nervous.

I don’t like being alone – especially with the kids.

At around midnight, Bill strolled in. He had to shower (because he was playing sports) and I just sort of listened to everything he was doing. I didn’t want to fully wake up, so I stayed put and quiet.

After he finished getting ready, he came into our room and climbed into bed. Within seconds *and I’m pretty sure I’m not exaggerating* he passed out. I was lying there almost laughing – it’s been a good 2+ hours since I first went to bed and I was nowhere NEAR where he reached in under a minute.

So, then it became about me wondering why I can’t sleep as quickly as he does… and before I knew it the sun rose and I never got to sleep! I mean – out of control!

And I did yoga yesterday!! Usually on those days, I sleep soundly. Bizarre! Do you ever have nights like these? I didn’t have caffeine for HOURS and HOURS so it wasn’t about that. I’m not particularly stressed about anything – so it’s not about that either. I couldn’t connect the restlessness to anything.

Oddly enough, I saw a few people on my Facebook page also had sleep troubles last night. Of course this is a total coincidence… more of a statement.

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  1. I am the same way and it drives me nuts! Especially when the snoring kicks in and I know I’m in for a long night. On a good night, it takes me about an hour to fall asleep. I’m always jealous of how much extra sleep my husband gets since he falls asleep instantly and sleeps in an hour later every morning. He works out of town a lot, and I usually stay up all night just WAITING for the alarm to go off..and then plan my survival strategy in my head 🙂

  2. I think there was something in the air last night! I NEVER have trouble sleeping (I also don’t have any kids yet) but I could NOT fall asleep last night.

  3. when I have one of those nights, its usually more about me over thinking about not sleeping and less about actually feeling sleepy. I keep thinking about ‘omg i really need sleep, why can’t i sleep’ and that makes me NOT sleep at all. the more you think about it, the harder it is to do!

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