Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sleepless Nights

Blog Prompt: What do you think about when you can't fall asleep?

I have a problem with falling asleep. I like to be asleep before Scott otherwise his breathing can really annoy me, it makes me angry that he can just drop off to sleep when I have so much happening in my head that I can't switch off.

I start by shutting out the sound of Scott breathing & then look back at my day & see if it is something that happened that is keeping me awake. If it is something I think I can fix I lie there thinking of ways to try & fix it. Sometimes once I have found a solution it will be all i need to get it off my mind to be able to go to sleep.

The next thing I try is to think of the next layout I could create or journalling for the layout I am doing. For me scrapbooking is mainly about the journalling so I try to get some journalling done in my head.

If it's not that easy I try to switch that right off & picture myself back at Church Bay, the smell of the sea, the gentle lapping of the waves on the beach & that ting, ting of the riggings knocking against the masts of the yachts moored in the bay. I really try to get there in my head to try & calm myself down & fall asleep.

If that doesn't work it is time to resort to getting out of bed, taking a book with me & getting into the spare bed & reading. That way I can try & read myself to sleep. Eventually that works, even if it is at 4 in the morning.

The good thing is that for the last two nights,I haven't had this problem & we haven't been woken up by the boys. I am sleeping soundly so I'm starting to feel refreshed again. That's got to be a good thing!


loonyhiker said...

These are great ideas. I might have to use them tonight!

Jenny said...

A full night's sleep is wonderful - glad you are getting some