Tuesday, 22 November 2011

100 words: Insomnia

I can’t sleep. 

I’ve tried everything – I don't eat before going to bed, nor drink tea or coffee; even hot cocoa or warm milk with honey don’t help.

I’ve also tried counting sheep, cats, dinosaurs and other creatures… unsuccessfully.  

I usually fall asleep when Mr Starlight hugs me tight but for the last two weeks even this doesn’t help.

It’s 3am, I’m sitting at my desk, typing on my computer and listening to Mr Starlight’s steady, heavy breathing. 

I’m envious; I want to lay next to him, to sleep and dream about lying on a perfect beach with white sand.  

Photo taken from here.


  1. Occasionally I have the same problem. The only thing that ever worked for me was to go for a walk. It's getting a little to cold for that now though.

  2. Insomnia sucks. Hopefully, you'll be able to sleep again soon.

  3. Insomnia is a horrible thing to suffer with. I went through a real bout of it in the summer so you have my sympathy. Have you got something on your mind? Lovely 100 words, really liked it.


  5. You have my sympathies, my mother never slept well and it was on of the things she passed on to me! Diane

  6. I have suffered from it for years. Something is stressing you. After my husband died, I just couldn't sleep. Finally I went to the doctor and he put me on Ambien and it really helped without making me groggy. Eventually, things changed for the better in my life and I no longer needed them. But occasionally, I get into spurts of it still. It does suck.

  7. Well written, though I wish you didn't have to write this!

    Only thing that worked for me is saying a prayer.

  8. I have been suffering through a bout of insomnia myself for several weeks now. Not fun! If you find something that works let me know so I can try it.

  9. @Sydneylk - It's way to cold to go out for a walk in the middle of the night. It's not a bad suggestion though.

    @Robbie - Thanks, I hope so too.

    @Dicky - I have a lot of things on my mind yes, that's the reason why I can't sleep. I worry to much. Thanks for your comment.

    @Doria - Thank you sweetie, I'm glad you liked it.

    @Diane - Thanks for your comment.

    @Barb - I worry too much and that's the reason why I can't sleep. But that's who I am, I can't change it.

    @Shopgirl - Thank you for your comment hun, I'm glad you liked this post.

    @Barbara - I'll let you know if I find something that works :)