Bitch on the Blog

August 2, 2012

A word of warning

Filed under: Happiness — bitchontheblog @ 01:04
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You’ve got to sleep.

About three/four years ago sleep started to evade me. Three hours in every 24 max. And, no, I am not Mrs Thatcher. I didn’t care.  I didn’t fret. And I didn’t count sheep or anything else. I got up and did something. It was good to have all those extra hours. And I most certainly will not throw pills at anything.

Still, not for nothing is sleep deprivation used as a method of  torture. Doing your head in. Making you confess to things you didn’t know were humanly possible. When things came to a head my doctor told me that sleep deprivation simulates the effects of being drunk. So whilst you may be able to walk a straight line and pass a breathylizer test (like freshly driven snow) you will be out of it. The beauty – in my mind – being that you are still fully functional. If not perfect.

Funny beast – the mind. I am in awe of it. Where you do have some control over your organs, say by eating nuts and raisins and drinking lots of water, stuffing yourself with Omega 3 et al,  the mind has a mind of its own. Where the heart is the motor, kidneys and the liver tirelessly busy keeping the damage to a minimum, appendix and  spleen superfluous and your intestines one long road heading towards the toilet, the bladder being – geographically speaking – your low point, your mind is a kindergarten out of control. Like in the House of Parliament I am the Speaker. I will say: “Order. Order.” Unfortunately effort and effect are not aligned: Where the former might be mighty the latter, effect, lags behind. Strolling. In no hurry.

Good night.



  1. I do fret. Not enough sleep takes Time off your life.

    I eat early. Do lots of exercise but have it done early. Take my melatonin 1 1/2 hour before my 10 o’clock bedtime. Try not to watch exciting TV. (This never happens.) Have the room cool & quiet except for the sounds of ocean in my ear. However I’m not sleepy or tired. My mind won’t quit. This is caused by being asperger & A.D.D. she says. My psychologist daughter says some people think BLUE. That’s it. And they quickly go to sleep.

    Comment by bikehikebabe66 — August 2, 2012 @ 02:16 | Reply

    • I get my 7 or so hours of sleep, but waste time getting there.

      Comment by bikehikebabe66 — August 2, 2012 @ 13:12 | Reply

  2. Ah, me, too. Been afflicted with loss of sleep for many years now. It doesn’t help that I turn the radio on instead of trying to go back to sleep. But I think sleep is a nuisance and interferes with so much of what I want to do. Naps, however, I’d love to take more advantage of but my supervisor frowns on that and he always wakes me up when he catches me with my head on my desk.

    Comment by Snoring Dog Studio — August 2, 2012 @ 14:03 | Reply

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