Insomnia Sucks

August 22nd, 2006 at 4:08 am by Mark
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     Man, it’s 4AM and I’m still wide awake.  And I mean, mow the yard with a push-mower awake.

     It’s just not right.

     I’ve had this insomnia for … well … yeah, just more than a year.  Can’t sleep, no matter how hard I try.  Maybe it started as the restlessness of impending doom.
     Lovely people like to tell me, “It’s guilt that keeps you up at night!”  But it certainly isn’t guilt, and I just tell them, “Thanks!”

     Now, it’s the same thing.  No guilt.  More frustration. 
     A couple of weeks ago, I was prescribed Lunesta.  Nice one.  Calms my mind.  Makes me speak in coherent sentences.  Makes me dream, and remember.  I like that.
     But it sure as Hell doesn’t put me to sleep.

     I need sleep.

     Real sleep.

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2 Responses to “Insomnia Sucks”

  1. Traitor Vic Says:

    I sympathize. Totally.

    Except that I’ve never even bothered trying Lunesta. I’ve been awake my entire adult life. 3 hours sleep here… 4 hours there… An all day collapse about once a month or so… And start all over again.

    Of course this comes in handy at Hukilau, and when I want to see a new episode of “The Squidbillies,” but on the average Wednesday night it can be a real pain in the rear.

    If I bump into anything that works I’ll let you know as soon as I wake up!

  2. johnny dollar Says:

    hey mark, finally catching up on loose ends (damn job and life!)

    don’t know how to help you with the sleep thing, i guess the suggestions of food and booze are pretty self-evident. of which i had plenty on friday and satruday night… food and booze that is, not sleep.