You can't sleep....

United States
February 5, 2008 1:05am CST
You are wide awake in the middle of the night. Everyone else is sound asleep. What do you do? Me, well, I lay there berating myself for not being asleep, since I need every second of it that I can get (I have 5 kids, and sleep is a precious commodity). Eventually I pass out again...
6 responses
• United States
5 Feb 08
i typically get no more than 4 hours of sleep a day/night. i work till nine pm, watch tv or something till seven am, sleep an hour or two till the little one wakes up, and then i take care of her. sometimes she takes a nap which is nice because then i get to take one too.
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• United States
5 Feb 08
wow, superman? LOL I know that is probably what I get at night on a normal night, but you stay up till 7 in the morning? Good heavens, my eyes would be bleeding!
@jhl930 (3607)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Whenever I go to sleep and wake up in the middle of the night and cant go back to sleep I generally just lay there for a little while and if after a hour or so I am still not asleep usually I will just get back up and turn my computer on and get an early jump on the work that I need to get done by the next day...I really hate it whenever I do that(wake up in the middle of the night and everyone is asleep and you just lay there and toss and turn until you either wake someone else up or you go back to sleep)!!
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• United States
5 Feb 08
lol, been there done that! :O) I too will occassionally just get up and turn on the computer, but oh to lose those precious hours of sleep... It stinks!
@rookiekan (884)
• China
5 Feb 08
well,i have used to be awake in the middle of the night.i always send messages to my friends cause i am so busy in front of the computer in the day. i could share ur mind,my mother take my nephew who was only 6 months old.my mom could not get a complete sweet dream since the baby come into our life.anyway,i could feel mom's love
• United States
5 Feb 08
lol well at least you are making your awake time useful! Yep, I totally understand your mom's lack of sleep (I tell people I haven't slept in 12 years), cause kids are notorious for waking us up in the middle of the night. Hug your mom, she might be tired, and a hug will make her smile.
• United States
5 Feb 08
I feel pretty bad that I can't sleep myself, but I usually end up just doing something to keep myself occupied, usually visiting boring sites on the net until I get tired enough to go to sleep.
• United States
5 Feb 08
lol, hmmm boring sites on the net, I suppose I should start up a folder in my bookmarks and start saving those! :O)
@gmakesmoney (2923)
• United States
5 Feb 08
Lately I've had a lot of trouble sleeping at night and then getting up at a decent hour during the day. I do the same as you, I lay there berating myself for a while or I'll play a game on my cell phone or read. I find that doesn't help! Recently I tried working out to see if I'd get tired enough to sleep right... wrong! I got super energized instead.
• United States
5 Feb 08
okay, so working out, bad in the middle of the night. Got it. LOL I won't even try it now!
@sissy67 (225)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I hate nights like u described.....lack of sleep...arghh..... but...on those nights, I will either read or watch tv or go get on the computer until I just simply cant stay awake. sometimes it has been all night long tho!