Sleep Cycle

woman-who-cant-sleepI have an elaborate bedtime ritual, and I’m totally OCD about it.

There’s good reason for that. The act of falling asleep is the most delicate of all transactions for me. One false step, one thing out of place on the road to dreamland, and I will be awake until the wee hours of the morning.

It’s been happening a lot lately. Like last night. A thunderstorm woke me at 1:30 and I spent the next three hours in restless sleep.

I did get some writing done. You can read the fruits of my midnight labor here.

How are you sleeping these days?

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2 thoughts on “Sleep Cycle

  1. Well, we must have been mentally in tune because I was awake most of the night last night too. Some nights I just can’t relax and doze off. And then other times I’m out really quickly. They say as you age the melatonin in your brain lessens and that is why its harder to get to sleep and stay asleep.
    But, unlike you I didn’t get up and write. Maybe I’ll try that next time.

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