Saturday, October 11, 2008

Sleep, Where Are You?

Why is it so hard to sleep when you've got stuff on your mind? Wouldn't it make more sense to drift soundly away and work it all out in your dreams? In your subconscious?

I'm so rarely an insomniac, I just don't know what to make of it. What to do with it.

I'd like to just stay up and do something mindless, clean or code or paint or cook or...something, anything, but Ravenna will wake up in the next 3-5 hours irregardless of how well or how long or how little I have slept. And oh will I regret this then.

Back to lie down, close my eyes, and wish for sleep to find me...


snarlydwarf said...

Supposedly the solution to insomnia is to get up and do something useful... but I don't usually have that problem.

My sleep method: close my eyes, and let my mind wander slightly... I then see a variety of shapes, like looking at clouds. I then pick on one and decide what it is, "this is a mountain, it is green"... and let it go from there, gradually adding scenery to the random swirlies in my head.

I am usually out in a minute or two.

Of course, no one else seems to do this, and they all think I am insane, but it works for me.

snarlydwarf said...

oh yeah, ob lyrics:

Continue to dream after you're robbed of sleep
Even though the images fade

Daryl Hall