24 April 2008

The upside to insomnia

I get lots of reading done in the middle of the night.

Other than that, it's not so great. Today is Thursday and the fact that I can tell you that is kind of surprising as my sleep schedule for the week has looked like this:

Monday night - Got to sleep by midnight. Awake from 4:30 to 6:30.

Tuesday nght - Got to sleep by about 12:20. Awake from 3:30 to 6:30.

Wednesday night - Got to sleep by about 11:30. Awake from 1:30 to 6:00

So that's pretty much it. 13 hours of sleep in the last three nights. And this during a week when I read an article in a back issue of Time telling me that being sleep deprived will make me fat, diabetic, and heart disease prone.

Great.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Exederine PM or Benedryl (the kind that induces drowsyness) are my tailsmens for insomnia. If you were at my house in GP MI circa 1978 and you walked down the hallway at 5am you would find my light on, my parents and one of my sisters. All of us reading until it was 6 and time to get up. I have noticed that daughter Sarah exhibits this behavior as well. I think it is left over farm DNA. Bed time at dusk and wake at dawn. But no one turns in at 8 (certainly not if you work in the theater). And so sleep deprivation is upon us before we know it. Sleep Leta. Use Pekoe as inspiration.
Sally

Erin said...

hello dear!
hopefully things have changed a tad since this post :) if not, do what i do:
http://www.associatedcontent.com/
article/395491/
7_yoga_poses_a_cure_for_insomnia.html?page=2
and hey, if it works for a twenty something who consumes her weight in coffee daily, it should work for a vibrant witty theater chick such as yourself.

sweet dreams,
erin