My Brain Won’t Let Me Sleep


I’m a huge fan of sleep. It’s one of my favorite things in the world. You know, after my husband, daughters, Doctor Who (I’m loving Capaldi’s outfit), rainbow sprinkles, and crispy bacon. But some nights I can’t go to sleep. Actually, it’s more like my brain won’t LET me sleep. That’s right. It keeps talking. [...]

MU Teen: Insomniac Writer-When Creativity Comes at Night


I’m writing this post at 11:09 P.M. That may not seem like much, but I am constantly aware of the fact that I have to wake up at 5:30 in the morning tomorrow to do my volunteer shift at the local radio station, and I know that I’m not going to be asleep for another [...]

While You Weren’t Sleeping: An Insomniac’s Diary

I haven’t slept in two weeks. I’m a little crazy. Not as crazy as when I posted my nudes, but close. It’s 9 p.m. I commence my trying-to-go-to-sleep rituals which include: a hot bath; sipping Ovaltine like an elderly, celibate cat rescue lady; and/or reading something way over my head, like Anna Karenina, Dante’s Inferno, the [...]

That One Time Ambien Almost Got Me Into a Three-Way


Do you suffer from a lack of restful sleep? Are you a parent? Are you an adult with responsibilities? If you are, you have probably experienced bouts of insomnia. It’s either trouble falling asleep–due to the ever-growing list that lights up your wall as you try to turn off your brain at night–or trouble staying [...]

The Attempted and Failed Cures of an Insomniac

Oh, to dream. . .

Insomnia has its benefits, you know. Nightly I am given the opportunity to wake up at midnight, two or four AM (sometimes all three) and think about important things like if I saved the final version of that Excel sheet or whether I turned the oven off after dinner. During the day, you don’t really [...]

Sleep, Insomnia, And How I’m Not Getting Any

If you have ever had or presently deal with insomnia, how do you handle it? What do you think causes it, and how do you get yourself back into a regular sleep cycle?

To Sleep, Perchance to Not Watch All Five Seasons of ‘Bones’ in One Sitting

I hired a babysitter to help me get to sleep every night. I don’t have children – the babysitter is for me. An adult. You would think that at 33-years old, I would have the whole fall asleep thing totally figured out – it’s literally the only thing I have done every single day of [...]