Things that keep you awake at night.

Discussion in 'Midnight Owl' started by boo, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Niantiel

    Niantiel Active Member

    I used to use alcohol to moderate my sleeping but I can't really fund doing that anymore right now. Typically I'll get lost in music, thoughts, a conversation with someone online, or something on some site I'm reading. The real problem is that I'm not tired until it's too late for me to fall asleep because if I do I risk oversleeping my alarm -_-. I'm 28 now. I've had insomnia since I was about 13. I can still pull all-nighters, drink a pot of coffee, and get about a 20 minute nap before an 8 hour shift at work. At lunch, I'll be sure to pick up an energy drink and a good sized meal to get me through the day. By the time I get home I manage to sleep and typically only sleep 4 hours anyway. So basically, I run on 4 hours a night for about...5 or 6 days before my body crashes and needs to catch up. It's annoying. Can be fun, but can also be very annoying.
  2. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    I hear you. Sleep often eludes me even though I have tried all the tried and true methods to catch those elusive zzzz's.
  3. Sunday16

    Sunday16 Well-Known Member

    When I can't turn off my brain it's usually because I'm thinking about my ex, feeling anxious about my lonely situation, or obsessing over a slight from one of my coworkers. All things that are really not worth the amount of time and concern I give them.
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  4. Ladybug19

    Ladybug19 Well-Known Member

    Mosquitoes! Pesky creatures.
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  5. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox SF Supporter

    Nostalgia. Looking back is creepy, sad and lonely all at the same time.
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  6. drinty

    drinty I'd rather be a Cat.

    Well I've realised that booze is effecting my night tonight, I thought it was knocking me out a while back when I got to the point of needing proper sleep. I gave up drinking and my everything became more level... But I've only just realised that tonight after having a glass of wine and waking up after a nightmare. Feeling scared in the middle of the night when you're alone sucks.
    As for things that keep me awake, it's just my brain. Dunno what it thinks about but it's up to summit. I do word searches or 3in a row games to focus, then I can't fight sleep creeping up on me.
  7. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    A certain man (but not in a bad way at all), just lots of random thoughts of him.
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  8. Emerald Hyperion

    Emerald Hyperion Not-So Well Known Member

    I always had constant insomnia before, but this time its in a good way because I constantly think of a very special woman that means the world to me. She's the last thing on my mind before I sleep and the first thing on my mind when I wake up.
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  9. Auerbach

    Auerbach Well-Known Member

    Hope, because at night I feel decent, morning is another story. So I want to stay awake feeling hope for as long as possible.
  10. Flying Fox

    Flying Fox SF Supporter

    Complete silence at night, my mind drives me up the wall. For the longest time I had the classical station turned on low at night time.
  11. Witty_Sarcasm

    Witty_Sarcasm Eccentric writer, general weirdo, heedless heathen

    Lots of feelings, things that I can't get over. Been reminded of things so I will probably be up crying again, like I was last night. Would be nice to get a decent amount of sleep for once.
  12. Sunday16

    Sunday16 Well-Known Member

    My nose has been keeping me awake for the past few nights.
    It's running so much I believe it just qualified for the 2020 Olympic Games. :p
  13. Sunday16

    Sunday16 Well-Known Member

    @Witty_Sarcasm I'm sorry to hear you're feeling this way. I hope you find some peace and sleep tonight. {{hug}}
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  14. total eclipse

    total eclipse SF Friend Staff Alumni

    The fear of having horrific nightmares keeps me awake i stay awake as long as i can
  15. MarkahMalady

    MarkahMalady Well-Known Member

    Eating disorder thoughts, degenerate sexual fantasies, thinking about grocery shopping in other countries. Sometimes the cats meow for attention in the middle of the night.
  16. DrownedFishOnFire

    DrownedFishOnFire Seeing is Believing Forum Pro SF Supporter

    The cat leaping onto my chest from a perch above the bed because she is being bullied by the 2nd cat