Category Archives: Insomnia

Dark Hour Conversations with Myself

Yet again, insomnia and muscle cramps. This is becoming habitual. Yesterday, as I was attempting to find a “cure” for my muscle cramps, I came across an article that suggests drinking pickle juice can put an end to muscle cramps. … Continue reading

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Pale Lights in the Night

Very early in the morning, just after midnight, the dim night light in the bathroom provides just enough illumination for me to avoid bumping into bedroom furniture. An hour and a half later, the faint glow of the microwave’s clock does the same … Continue reading

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  Rain has derailed my plans to take early morning walks, now, two days in a row. In my opinion, it’s Nature’s intrusion into such intended behaviors that makes treadmills appealing. I’ve used treadmills before, though I don’t own one and never … Continue reading

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Mining My Brain for Thoughts and Secrets

I’ve been awake for more than an hour and up for half an hour. And it’s only 4:30 a.m. This is not what I planned for Saturday. I planned, instead, to get up around 5:30, have a couple of cups … Continue reading

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Struggles in Wakefulness

I didn’t celebrate at midnight last night; I saw no compelling reason to stay awake for the new year. So, at eleven o’clock, I decided to go to bed. At three-thirty, I got up. It’s now approaching four-thirty. I’ve been … Continue reading

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The mind shifts deftly from kool-aid to caterpillars, from coca-cola to criminality—and back again—with no reasonable explanation.  That’s just how the mind, as fractured as it can be at three o’clock in the morning, works. Darkness in semi-rural Arkansas is almost absolute, emphasizing the … Continue reading

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Advanced Reality Test…One, Two…

My wife and I are on an alternating insomnia schedule.  One night, she’ll awaken at 2 or 3 and be up for an hour or two, the next night I’ll get up at 3 or 4 and be up for … Continue reading

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Insomnia, Revisited

It’s 3:32 a.m. on Saturday morning.  I’ve been up since 3:02 a.m. My hopes of getting back to sleep have dimmed to the extent that I’ve finally made coffee and am prepared to face the fact that I’m up for … Continue reading

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Insomnia, Eating, and Friends

It’s four o’clock on a Friday morning and I’m up for the day, it seems.  That’s not a bad thing, just a tad taxing in that it contributes to my occasional sleep deficit.  I think it’s sending my body a … Continue reading

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Twenty-One Hours

Twenty-one hours after I woke up, I’m still awake.  But not for long.  I’m ready to try to sleep…I hope I can.  Normally, after being up 21 hours, it would be no problem.  But early today I did something, I … Continue reading

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I Forgot I Didn’t Have Amnesia…But…the Dream

UPDATE: After my wife woke up, I told her about what I had written. Her memory is better than mine.  My comments at the end reflect the original version; the revised and corrected information in the body of the post … Continue reading

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