Myron and I were in the bed sleeping last night. I mean I’m in the good REM sleep, he’s got the CPAP machine on and isn’t snoring me out of the bed. It’s nice and ice cold and I am snuggled deep under the covers.
“I won’t be foolish, you should knowwwwwww, I wanna make sure I’m right girl, before I let go..” <——-Cue the sound of my Frankie Beverly and Maze ringtone waking me up out of a SOUND sleep at 12:43AM.
I wake up both startled and discombobulated, I hit the ignore button so Myron doesn’t wake up (turns out he didn’t even hear the damn phone!) and then look to see who called. It’s my single, lives alone soror/good friend. So then I get scared and call her back, thinking the worst has happened because ONLY bad things happen when you get phone calls that late! No answer. So then I text, put the phone on vibrate under my pillow and wait. No answer. Now, I’m totally throwed off. Eventually I fall back asleep but it’s not that restful.
I got a text back this morning from my soror. She’s fine and had misdialed. *deep long sigh*
But I can’t get no sleep till Brooklyn.
And evidently I’m not the only one. When I look at FB and at Twitter, I see a lot of folks up late, into the wee hours even and the majority of the folks I know are real grown and have jobs to go in the morning so they’d be better off sleeping. I’m sure I’m not helping myself either. I have a TV in our room, plus my laptop, my cell and my Nook Color are normally on or around the bed so I have plenty of gadgetry to play with
distract me when I should be sleeping.
And of course, when I do get to work, I crash about 3:30pm or so. Do you know how hard it is to sleep sitting upright in a cubicle? A few times I have caught myself in a light snooze and had to go get some coffee to shake it off. And Myron wonders why I am the queen of the weekend nap! If I can get 6 hours on a weeknight, I think that’s a good night. It seems like by the time I get off work, do some things at home and eat dinner, it’s 11PM! And we don’t even have kids, I know it only gets worse then.
Are you finding it hard to get a decent night’s rest?? What are you doing to curb insomnia??