I am an emerging fiction writer living in Chicago. While I am a Luddite, I am using the forum because I love to meet new people, especially fellow artists, and learn new things.

Anyone interested in reading my published work can access it through the link under the My Web Site header on this blog. My short story "Life Goes on Without Me" recently won an honorable mention from Conclave: A Journal of Chracter's 2009 Fiction Contest. I am currently working on a novel, new short stories, and a creative non-fiction essay. My friend T.E. Russell has encouraged me to write a screenplay.

And as always, I am still submitting, submitting, submitting.

I look forward to meeting and reading from you.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Sleeping Difficulty

I hate it when I oversleep. Last night I had plans to wake up early, finish the Environmental Markets Newsletter, and then go about my day picking up much needed items for my new condo. However, I didn't fall alseep until 4 a.m. and didn't wake up until 11:30 a.m. today. My entire day was shot.

Bill tells me when I oversleep my body needs the sleep, but I think I might have some type of circadian rhythm sleep disorder. I've always been an night owl, but in recent years I find myself struggling to fall asleep. I drink sleepy time tea, take warm baths, have been perscribed sleeping pills, but despite all t his I'm more awake at night than during the day. It's irritating. I have so much I want and need to do. Do you have trouble sleeping? If so, how do you deal with it?


Eckhard said...

Hi, Laura.

Sleep? What's that? It's an amazing night when I sleep more than two hours without interruption. Those are the interruptions I know about. My sleep study last year showed that I actually have my sleep interrupted 76 times an hour. That's why I'm always so tired during the day. I sometimes think that this is all just practice for The Big Sleep, but then I cheer myself up. I have tried ambien and sonata and they worked fine, but doctors don't like to keep giving them. Benadryl doesn't keep my asleep. I think a lot of people say that this is an inevitable part of getting older--that the older we get the worse the quality of our sleep becomes. I'm not sure. If you find yourself staying awake, why not just use the time and finish your novel? I'll bet you'll sleep much better once that's done. Anyway, my love to you and Bill. Hang in there, and enjoy your break.



Beulah said...

I should write my novel but thinking just energizes me. If only we didn't have to work, then we could both embrace our inner night owls.