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Monsieur Insomnia Rides Again

No sleep yet. Sunrise one hour and twenty-nine minutes away. My blood full of zolpidem, valium, hydrocodone, gabapentin, klonopin...you'd think an elephant would be on its knees, snoozing away. Not me. I've even had a glass of milk.

A light rain is supposed to begin falling any moment now.

I've been lying in bed, listening to the quiet house, listening to Spooky's sleeping breaths, listening to Robertson Dean murder Neuromancer. His attempt at Molly's voice is actually physically painful to hear.

I almost found sleep. I had maybe five minutes on the threshold, and then I was awake again, and my brain shuffling through two dozen subjects of varying importance and interest.

But, I thought this might help. And now I'll try again...

Sleepless in Providence,
Aunt Beast


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Jul. 20th, 2012 10:54 am (UTC)
I guess this proves conclusively that you are not an elephant at least. ;)

I hope this does not mark a new trend and you soon find yourself regularly in Morpheus' embrace.
Jul. 20th, 2012 11:04 am (UTC)
I had a lot of tossing and turning myself last night. Perhaps it was the magnetosphere or something.
Jul. 20th, 2012 11:48 am (UTC)
Wish I had some magic eviction method for Msr I. But alas, he is the worst tenant ever. Provides no value and drains resources.
Jul. 20th, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
Me too this week. You have my deepest sympathy.
Jul. 20th, 2012 02:05 pm (UTC)
I've averaged about 3-4 hrs' sleep a night the past 3 nights, driving me crazy, ugh. The bags under my eyes have bags, and those bags have bags, as well. Now I've gotta haul my butt out and take my autistic daughter for a ton of blood work, sigh; for whatever reason, she's been up till 2 am the last few nights,too. Feel like I'm in some alternate universe. Hope you get some actual, healthful sleep soon.
Jul. 20th, 2012 02:52 pm (UTC)
Not sleeping is awful, but not sleeping while on a boatload of meds is the worst. Quetiapine and lorazepam is usually enough to put me to sleep, but when it doesn't I feel awake and loopy. So, best of luck.
Jul. 20th, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
Strange. It seems like a lot of people, including myself, had issues with insomnia last night. My sympathies are with you. It is terrible when drugs fail to help you sleep.
Jul. 21st, 2012 09:05 am (UTC)
LJ and I have largely parted ways, but I scrounged up my login because I think you need to see this video: View from the ISS at Night. It's heart-breakingly beautiful. I hope someday we can find our place there.

Jul. 21st, 2012 06:59 pm (UTC)
Neurontin (gabapentin) always kept me SUPER awake. In fact, when I first started it, it started off a full scale manic episode. :( Of course everything effects everyone differently. Hope you got some sleep.
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