March 14th, 2010

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Writer's Block: Another sleepless night

Do you suffer from occasional or frequent insomnia? Do you have any special tricks or remedies? How does it impact your life?

My insomnia comes and goes. Sometimes it's a couple nights a week, sometimes it's an entire week out of a month. I had thought that it was triggered more by work stuff, but I've certainly suffered it quite frequently since being unemployed. I have the sort that involves not being able to fall asleep. It's not even that my brain doesn't seem to turn off and keeps going over things, but I just... can't cross that Sleep Threshold. Many times I'll get super close, come to the realization that I got super close, get excited... and wake back up.

I've tried actual sleeping drugs, and they don't seem to work that well for me. Melatonin seems to work best, but only if I actually stop reading, turn off the light, and roll over to sleep the very SECOND that sleepiness hits. I seem to frequently miss the window of time that I can effectively fall asleep.

I'm certain that my sleeping habits would greatly improve if I actually hit the gym - when I'm working out regularly, I get THE BEST SLEEP, omg.

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Applications crack me up sometimes.

In applying for one job, I'm required to arrange the following things from best to worst:

Love of nature
A devoted scientist
A thief
A baby
Totally destroying crops of food
A technical improvement
A good meal
A mathematical genius
By this ring. I thee wed
Using love to commit murder
Imprison an innocent person
A uniform
A rubbish heap
A short circuit
An assembly line
A fine (like a parking ticket)
A person who does not tell the truth

I wonder how horrible it would be if I rated nonsense higher than the average person, as it can be interesting and fun? There was a shorter list to rate on the page before this that had me compare five things, like Customer Service and a nuclear war.

My brain, it hurts.