Tuesday, September 21, 2010

insomnia

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(an old classic from isabelle's pippi longstocking phase, when she insisted on sleeping with her feet on the pillow and her shoes on)

for the past week, i have been falling asleep at 10 pm, waking up at 1 am, and staying awake until 6 am. i am a very tired little person. on the verge of collapse. any tips on battling insomnia? (first tip: don't refer to it as a battle... any tips on befriending insomnia, prior to sending it gently on its merry way?)

2 comments:

Josh said...

the way I do it: I listen to a talk about buddhisn and meditation by Pema Chödrön on my mp4player. Or a good book on my player. Or a guided meditation. After a while I get very drowsy and relaxed and I stop the talk and I fall asleep again. Sometimes I fall asleep while I'm listening. The longest I stay awake is 2 hours, and it helps me to keep on resting instead of fretting about not being able to sleep. Take care and good luck with it...

Bluebottle said...

Horrible, those sleepness nights. The only thing that really works (for me) is excercise; lots. Running, biking, weightlifting, judo...anything, towards the end of the day. Swimming is maybe best, and then a sauna and then biking home. Sometimes you have to knock out the body in order to knock out the soul...
I hope this phase of yours passes soon!!!