I’m fighting to stay awake here.
For some weird reason, I couldn’t get to sleep last night. I fell off right away as usual, but woke up after less than an hour and just…stayed awake. It was horrible.
I tried reading, watching a few videos, and even thinking about my tasks at work here (which almost always helps me sleep for some reason; they’re not boring tasks, but when I think about them I drift right off). Nothing worked though. I don’t know what I did different or wrong, but I was almost wired last night. It was after 2:30AM when I finally fell asleep, with my alarm destined to chime at 5:40AM.
And the sleep I did get was broken sleep. I woke up at 3:35AM for some stupid reason. Fell back off a few minutes later, but still. Then 4:36AM (yes, I checked the clock), which is a real pisser knowing you’ve got to be up in an hour. Finally the alarm went off.
To make matters worse, my back pain today is off the hook. I could barely make it to the car, and then I had to scrape the frost off. Fun stuff. Now I’m supposed to be productive and do my stuff here, but it’s not going well so far. I’m having trouble keeping my eyes open.
How about you? What tricks and tips do you have for insomnia? How about tips and tricks for staying awake while you’re running on little or no sleep? I’m open to all reasonable suggestions here.