Wednesday, June 20, 2007

My freaky sleeping self

I got tagged by Metalmom, so today I'll be doing this meme.
I have to list 6 weird things that I do to go to sleep or while I’m asleep.

1. I always have to start out laying on my back, even though I rarely end up in that position.

2. I have to have a rolled-up towel behind my neck, or else the lack of support will leave me more prone to migraines.

3. I can't sleep well with music in the background. It's too distracting and the "musician" part of my brain starts analyzing it.

4. I have to have a pad of paper and a pen next to the bed, in case I get any great blogging/writing ideas I need to write down. Sometimes my best poems are written when I should have been sleeping.

5. I guess sometimes I snore... when that happens, I have weird dreams that I'm trying to talk but can't... in those dreams, whenever I try to say something, this weird honking noise comes out of my mouth instead.

6. Usually I have terrible insomnia. I can easily lay there for over an hour before I finally fall asleep. During that time I just can't shut my mind "off". I replay past conversations and wonder what I could have said differently. I imagine interesting potential scenarios for the future and think of different outcomes. I fantasize about things. My mind is unhushable. It doesn't know when to quiet down.

I'm tagging Morgen and Lee.
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12 comments:

Lynda said...

For #6, I always tell my brain that if it isn't quiet, I will get up and empty the dishwasher. But, that hasn't happened yet.

Janna said...

Lynda: Ooh, that's a good threat to use! I don't use a dishwasher, though, so my brain would know I was only bluffing.

metalmom said...

I agree with #3. If I listen to a CD, I can't help thinking that "ooh, I like the next song,maybe after that one I'll fall asleep!"

Janna said...

Metalmom: I'm even worse if it's classical music; then I start analyzing the instrumentation and the harmonies...

Morgen said...

Okay, mine's up!
Now I want a NAP!!!

Janna said...

Morgen: Thanks for doing the meme. :) Now go take that nap.

Mr. Fabulous said...

Classical music? What's that?

Marilyn said...

All the most creative people seem to have insomnia... I guess I should be glad I have no trouble sleeping.

Steven said...

Crap...I tagged you for this before reading. Now I'll have to find some other unsuspecting blogger.

Janna said...

Mr. Fab: I see you did a post about that on Directives just now! ;)

Marilyn: Well, it's nice to be considered creative, I guess, but still it'd be nice to get a decent night's sleep once in awhile....

Steve: I foiled your evil plans, didn't I? :)

Amazing Gracie said...

I just came by from Lee's blog to tell you what a great job you did on his banner! I love doors...and that one is so mysterious. I really like it.
This meme is interesting! I had just read Morgen's and about his trumpeting nose! Too funny...
I am like you when it comes to the summer heat. It will be hot here until October/November and the time cannot pass quickly enough. I actually bought an ice wrap that you freeze and fasten to your neck, for those times when it is just too unbearable. It's such a fashion statement!

Janna said...

Amazing Gracie: Thank you; I'm glad people are enjoying Lee's new banner! :) And that ice pack sounds GREAT!