Insomnia two (re-edit)

The thing with insomnia is eventually I got used to it.
People tell me how terrible it is, but I started to not notice.

I sort of life around it.

Eventually, I have gotten used to every bad thing in your life.
Human beings adapt themselves to everything.

I just put up with it.

I let myself take naps.

I have less energy. 

I used to feel lost.
I don't anymore.

I don't know why I compensate for it, but I just do.

It must be something built in the genome for it.

It's crazy, but there you go.

The less sleep I get the slower the world seems to be spinning.
I used to think it was faster, but I realize everyone is moving in slow motion.
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It's like the world is hurtling into the sun.
Which with the way people behave is the truth,
we are just plotting our own demise.

I can see it.

 

 


Incidentally, the song describes what it's like to have insomnia night after

night.


 

 

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When you experience it a few days in a row, you feel like your life is a movie. I once tried to read the book "Insomnia", but it was too spooky. Years later and I know remember why it was so spooky because it was very realistic. On a side note, I have yet to finish "Get Out"-- a bit too dark for me. Haha!!


It's kind of funny. I have a dark sense of humor in real life, but I like light entertainment much more. I am slowly getting ready to get back into gaming by year's end.
Back to Insomnia, it could be not sleeping at all, but sometimes it's just sleeping very little. Thank God for the "siesta" or I wouldn't make it, but when you look at a pattern of not sleeping: you can wonder how you make it. Seven hours of sleep can become six and then it becomes fives.

The lowest I have gone in many years is 3 hours and thirty minutes. The mind will tell you: "Good, we have to rewrite this anyway and you can work at that." But you're the walking dead, so it really is nonsense. My homie in Tokyo once told me when I wasn't sleeping at for a long stretch: "Nobody dies from lack of sleep". At that point, it had been two weeks of no sleep. I would just lay down for a couple of hours and rest. I would then get up like Robert McCall in Denzel's Equalizer and go to a coffee shop and write for two hours until I got sleepy.


On the health side, drinking dirt past 6 or 7 doesn't help. It's a trap really. You drink joe to keep going, but the cuppa kicks your ass when you should be playing sleeping beauty. "What to do?" (Fences). I used to drink a lot more green tea-- force myself to do it-- and that was really helpful. I tried to take a nap and the second time was the charm. I am making some decaf, so we will see.

PS. The picture is from nerdsleep.com. It's used in the spirit of Fair Use.