Can’t sleep? Write a blog post

It’s surprising how many good ideas come to me in the middle of the night, while I’m laying in bed trying to fall back asleep after waking up to use the bathroom or get a drink or be an insomniac. Usually I resist the temptation to get out of bed and write it down somewhere, for fear of throwing off the potential of falling back into a deep slumber, but there comes a point when it’s no longer logical to lay in the dark, wide-eyed, with no hope of ever feeling tired again, ignoring all the exceptionally creative ideas flooding my brain. Since I rarely have good ideas, and I’m only becoming more and more awake (and strangely, very hungry), I decided tonight is one of those nights I’ll actually pull myself from the covers and pursue my latest idea.

When I Googled "can't sleep" this is what came up. Yup, that about sums it up.

First off, let me say how super annoying it is to wake up in the middle of the night for no reason. Sure, I had to go to the bathroom and I was basically dying of thirst until about 20 minutes ago, but neither one of those things truly warranted my being startled awake into excruciating restlessness. Those things could have waited until morning just like every other night. But no. Instead I get to lay here in the dark listening to the voice inside my head talking about how annoying it is I can’t fall back asleep. Is it because I didn’t drink enough before I went to sleep, and now my body is dying without hydration to the point of shocking me to life again? Is it because I didn’t turn the air down before I went to bed and now my profuse sweating has interrupted my beauty sleep? Is it because I’m subconsciously thinking about all the things I want to do tomorrow? I could go on with a list of a hundred and one reasons why I’m awake right now, but all of them suck, because all of them mean I’m not asleep right now.

Of course, now that I’m sitting here in the dark, staring at my laptop’s annoyingly bright screen, I feel my eyes becoming heavy with sleep again and my brain shutting down.

But no, I refuse to give in after making such a big to-do about actually “waking” up to write this blog post. I wouldn’t want to start something I couldn’t finish. Besides, who really needs to sleep, anyway?

So now, on to my new post.


Wait, what was my idea again?



Filed under Entertainment, Humor

6 responses to “Can’t sleep? Write a blog post

  1. I feel for you! Have gone through a number more nights than I care to remember like that! Sometimes a journal helps – spill out your thoughts in the pages and then roll back over to sleep!
    When we were in Prague at Christmas, I got struck with crazy insomnia. Laying in a hotel room, wide awake for hours – frustrating! Dragged my poor partner all over the streets of Prague the one night as I didn’t think it a good idea to go alone! Certainly a different view of the city, watching all the people spilling out of bars at 4 or 5 am – I believe it was closing time! The contrast as we watched the city wake up, locals go to work, tourists start their day…..
    Hope you sleep tomorrow!

  2. That’s a creepy baby! If I googled one of those at night, I wouldn’t be able to sleep either!

  3. My sleep totally gets disrupted by good ideas. I keep a notepad by my bed and pray I can read my scribbles in the light of day. Good post!

    • Thanks! I always say I’m going to remember my ideas (because I’m always too comfy to get out of bed and write them down) and then, of course, by the morning, I’ve forgotten. You’re obviously more intelligent in keeping a notepad nearby! 😛

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