Bastard insomnia

what a bed of roses I have me 2nd day of not sleeping and getting into the third one now, happens from time to time but it’s damn annoying, my body tells me to sleep but 1hr later you’re still laying there looking at the ceiling wide awake and wondering when that sandman dude is gonna come along, maybe he got stuck with a  big backlog but still… Worst insomnia I’ve ever had was 4 days, worst week of my life. My mind was really messed up then, remember trying to order a lunch and was just standing there thinking about why my fingers was different size when that poor waitress just wanted me to order. Your mind is a fucked up thing sometimes…

So decided now to read more about insomnia, found quite a lot but the worst part I found was this:

A survey of 1.1 million residents in the United States conducted by the American Cancer Society found that those who reported sleeping about 7 hours per night had the lowest rates of mortality, whereas those who slept for fewer than 6 hours or more than 8 hours had higher mortality rates. Getting 8.5 or more hours of sleep per night increased the mortality rate by 15%. Severe insomnia – sleeping less than 3.5 hours in women and 4.5 hours in men – also led to a 15% increase in mortality

I sleep about 5 hours a night, that’s enough for me, more than 6 hours and I get really grumpy. But now, sleeping less than 6 hours (higher mortality rate) and include smoking into that as well, I’m soooooo doomed Ok, gonna continue with my standup marathon of Eddie Murphy, Robin Williams, Martin Lawrence, Billy Crystal and more…

Btw, I have tried all my tricks, even watched The Big Blue, which I love, so I know every sentence of the movie and usually that works, I mean watching a new movie sucks because then I wanna know what’s gonna happen so I stay awake to see the ending. I even tried the most boring radioshow in London and no luck. aaarrgghh…

Ok, think I will…. zzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZ………..

About Rincewind

Love my vintage pinups, burlesque, smoking fetish and weirdness. Swedish person lived in Sweden, London and now Prague. Love moving around, metting new people. Open your mind for new experiences.

Posted on August 28, 2010, in x Updates and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 5 Comments.

  1. Being such a huge failure when it comes to the things one should avoid to live a long and happy life, I certainly don’t feel qualified to give anyone advice. I will say that say that worrying over those things hasn’t helped a bit, and that’s usually the case when I can’t sleep!

    • true enough but sometimes it’s better to know little than too much… I have always had 5 hour sleep and been happy with that and now they say I’m more likely to die sooner than anyone who sleeps longer, dang… well, ok, my dad is 67 yrs old and a big time smoker and he only sleeps 4 hrs a night and still kicking so at least that’s something 😀 having some red wine now and see if alcohol can help me get to sleep… didn’t want to do that on a work day 🙂

  2. I’d recommend listening to “Send In The Clowns” by Judy Collins and “Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald” by Gordon Lightfoot – put them on a continuous loop. You’ll either fall asleep, or have an overwhelming desire to empty a revolver into your head…

  3. update: Managed to fall asleep 8 in the morning, at 10 Jehovas Witness woke me up. Is it illegal to force their tower paper up their rear side?

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