Insomnia, night #2

Yes, it’s 2:26 AM . I managed to sleep from about 9:30 until midnight, and I have been up ever since, tossing and turning and unable to sleep. I decided that I would get up and read for a while (and have a glass of chocolate milk) to see if either act as a soporific. My instinct is to say, $%*!#$ it! and just get dressed, but I’m certain if I did that I’d become tired within an hour or two. If I can read for a little while and grow sleepy within the hour, I can still get a couple of hours of sleep before I have to get up.

Otherwise, I suppose I’ll just read until 4:20, have breakfast and head off to the gym.

(The frustrating thing is that for months I was sleeping so well. I was falling asleep virtually the second my head hit the pillow, and sleeping rather soundly until it was time to get up. Now I’ve entered a phase and I can only wonder how long it will last.)

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.