Thursday, November 16, 2006

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Can some one tell me why, if I am so sleep deprived, that I find myself awake at midnight? I was a good girl tonight and went to bed early. About 10. I slept for about an hour and then I was awake. Lying there. Just awake. But tired. But not tired enough to actually get to sleep. After an hour or so of non productive awakeness, I decide to get some work done. Work of choice? Warping my loom. Thankfully, I had a warp ready to go on. All of the thinking and dyeing was done. I don't think that I am much good for thinking right now.


And I have made some more progress on my handspun. At this rate,, I may be ready to start plying over Christmas vacation.

In any case, I'm off to bed. Wish me luck.

7 comments:

amanda said...

I had that same problem for a while. Then I started getting up about the same time everyday, and tried to exercise (even if it just meant walking around the block with the kids or dancing with them to the sounds of Raffi). A routine really helped me out and I actually wake up refreshed most mornings.

Anonymous said...

I've been telling my dear Jackie for ages that exercise will help with the sleep situation. It's just difficult with all of the huge number of things that need doing to carve out the necessary time during the day. But I agree with you and think she would sleep better with some regular exercise. I need more exercise too, even though I don't generally have any problem sleeping.

ms. pea said...

That 'regular exercise' thing is tough, but it sure does improve the sleep/stress issues - body issues of all kinds, really. For a while when I wasn't going to yoga (my exercise of choice), I was getting up about 1/2 hour earlier every day at the same time to take a brisk 30-minute walk. This really helps me to be happy and focused, especially in winter when it's so dark all the time.

Diana said...

Yep, I agree that increasing your daily exercise will help develop a good sleep pattern. I've been going to the gym for about a month now, and my sleep pattern is actually changing (for the better).

margene said...

The colors on the loom are beautiful and seem close to the colors of your knitting. I've heard even if you are awake you should stay in bed and just rest. Your body will at least relax and maybe you'll go back to sleep. It's hard to sleep, however when fiber is calling;-)

Diane said...

I have the occasional bouts of insomnia....I started yoga last August and it has helped me a great deal. Also a nice cup of hot chocolate helps, too!

Teyani said...

Jackie- I don't have your email handy, so I'm writing here- the amazing Yarn Aboard box arrived yesterday.. all I can say is WOW.
thank you soooo much for all your care and thoughtfulness. you are a gem!