Remember when we were kids (or even just watching our own kids now) how we would do like everything we could think of to NOT to go sleep? My kids fake stomach aches, hunger, make up ‘super important’ things they just have to tell me now — they can get quite creative to avoid having to catch their zzz’s.
Oh what I wouldn’t do for a full, rested night of sleep now. The clock hits 6pm and I am counting the seconds until the kids are up in their rooms, tucked into bed. I still have to practically beg the kids to stay in their room, but usually by 9pm they are all fast asleep (sometimes my youngest is awake still, but we co-sleep for the most time). Then I work for a while, tidy up the house, read a book or watch tv and then the time comes for me to fall asleep.
Only it doesn’t happen. Insomnia is a mean thing. I have been battling with it for a few months — part of a post-traumatic stress symptom that I am working through. It makes things silly-harder then it needs to be and sometimes all I can do is laugh at it. Sleeplessness makes me feel drunk, half alive and makes me do some weird things.
Turns out, us insomniacs are pretty easy to spot. If you look beyond our tired eyes, there are some other pretty obvious clues. Click through for easy ways to spot an insomniac:
:: What are your tips for dealing with insomnia? ::
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