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Thursday, September 06, 2007

Four in the morning

It’s four in the morning and I can’t sleep. My head is on my pillow and my eyes are staring straight up towards the ceiling. The room is pitch black and silent. There isn’t any light coming in from the curtains and outside is quiet, no traffic.

But, I still can’t sleep.

For the past few hours, I’ve been tossing and turning, not sure on what position is best to fall asleep. Normally, I sleep on my stomach, arms under my head and my face to the side. Sometimes my arm is wrapped around my pillow. By the time 4 a.m. rolls around, I’ve been on my side, on my back, on my stomach, splayed spread-eagle, and inverted on the bed (feet by the headboard, head by the footboard).

Counting sheep doesn’t help. Counting money doesn’t help, either. Trying to focus on something relaxing makes me stress because I start to think and thinking keeps me alert. Letting my mind go blank is impossible because it’s always going hundreds of miles an hour, like a freight train with a delivery due in the morning.

I try to read to tire myself, but all it does it tire my eyes. So, I turn off the light after a few minutes and lie back down on my bed. My head is on my pillow and my eyes are staring straight up towards the ceiling. The room is pitch black and silent.

It’s four in the morning and I can’t sleep.


Blogger Daniel said...

I know all about those nights. They drive me insane. Just like you, if I try to think about something relaxing, it just makes it worse because I am thinking. Tossing and turning only makes me that much more aggravated. I know exactly how you feel.

September 05, 2007 11:51 pm  
Blogger hot-lunch said...

i hate nights like this. a nice spot of melatonin never hurt anyone...

September 06, 2007 1:56 am  
Blogger Chris said...

Try deep breathing exercises. If that doesn't work, keep NyQuil in the medicine cabinet.

September 06, 2007 10:16 am  
Blogger Lewis said...

No PJ's?????

September 06, 2007 11:23 am  
Blogger Random Thinker said...

a couple benedryls, perhaps an ambien, or watch a little porn on your pc... or was that why you were on your side, on your back, on your stomach, splayed spread-eagle and inverted on your bed?

September 06, 2007 3:06 pm  
Blogger Eric said...

Ahem. I see crack.

September 06, 2007 4:47 pm  
Blogger the cat's meow said...

Breathtaking. Simply breathtaking. You are HOT!

September 06, 2007 6:16 pm  
Blogger Christopher said...

Where can I see the widescreen version of this pic?

September 06, 2007 8:49 pm  
Blogger madamerouge said...

I haven't been sleeping well this week, either.

Better luck tonight!

September 06, 2007 9:25 pm  
Anonymous Tuna Girl said...

Hello, Handsome.

My mind is always in overdrive and I feel like sleep is the enemy. I am so feeling this post.

September 07, 2007 12:57 am  
Blogger tornwordo said...

Those are the worst nights. I've had some success with the meditation breathing focus. But it takes practice.

September 07, 2007 6:46 am  
Anonymous Res Publica said...

I have the occasional night like that, and have resigned myself to pills when it's that bad. Usual a Tylenol PM will do the trick, but there's always Xanax when I really can't sleep. I hate to be all late-Elvis about it, but trying to think rationally and effectively at work after getting one hour of sleep just doesn't work for me.

Nice picture, by the way.

September 07, 2007 9:56 am  
Blogger DavisMcDavis said...

How 'bout the next time you can't sleep you do a photoshoot and don't be so parsimonious with the wide angles. You're only giving us one cheek! Whatta tease!

On the practical side, I've always found that a nice big glass of red wine helps me sleep, especially if I use it to wash down an Ambien. I think youse Canadians have the same thing but call it zolpidem.

September 10, 2007 4:08 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The highly popular sleep medication ambien is used for short term sleep treatment only, i.e. for 7 to 10 days and it is known that Ambien is a prescription-based drug and hence should be used only after getting hold of a doctor’s prescription. Use Ambien as per the instructions of the doctor to cure your sleep problems and bear in mind that this medicine is likely to become ineffective if used for a long term and hence the use of this drug should be strictly supervised by a physician.

September 08, 2009 6:16 am  

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