Sunday, 6 January 2013

100 words: Restlessness

I lay in bed, wide-awake. I think about everything and nothing, knowing that pondering upon the same things over and over again won’t solve anything; knowing that wondering about the same questions won’t give me any answers.

I’ve tried doing everything I could remember to beat insomnia; I’ve spent hours trying to remember what my grandma did when I couldn’t fall asleep as a child. I did remember all her secret recipes but none have worked.

Even listening to his slow breathing doesn’t calm me down. Restlessness is boiling inside me and I can’t find a way to appease it.

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  1. My word. Have you been in my head? It's 2:30 every moring for me....until five or so. I've actually counted backwards from 300. WTH?

    Darling, think of it like this: imagine the life that has no examination, no questions, no doubts. How careless the heart that doesn't ache, eh? (or maybe that's just my jealousy...) *sigh*

    Good night love, see you at 2:30...

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    1. It seems that there are quite a few of us here, we could call ourselves 'Sleepless bloggers' and have blogging parties. :)

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  2. Sorry you've had problems sleeping. On occasion, melatonin work with me-I end up developing a tolerance to other sleep aides, and I've tried almost all of them.

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    1. Well, sleeping pills are the only thing I haven't tried yet. I've heard one can quite easily become addicted. :/

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  3. I sometimes manage to stop worrying long enough to get a few snores in, but then I realize too quickly that I'm asleep, and I wake up from the surprise of it! I hope your brain calms down soon.

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    1. Thank you Nessa, I hope you too get some rest.

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  4. I'm a big insomnia sufferer, and have been all my life. Are you worried about something? Usually the culprit is a nagging problem.

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    1. I'm worried yes and I don't exercise anymore, so I know what's the problem. :/ Will do my best to solve it.

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  5. Insomnia is the devil. I miss you lady, other than sleepless how have you been?

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting Doria, I've missed you too. Let's just say I'm ok. :) I regularly read your posts but often don't know what to say so I don't write anything... But I'm here, haven't forget about you. How are you sweetie?

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  6. I can so relate to this. Fantastic piece.

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