I can't get to sleep!!! I've been flopping around in bed for an hour now and just cannot turn off the buzz in my brain so I can go to sleep. Before I got into bed, I was so drowsy, but now I'm wide awake and have a million thoughts running through my head all at once---but all I want to do is sleep.
I love and hate insomnia. I've been cursed/blessed with it most of my life, but it comes and goes and is usually symptomatic of depression. Quite often, I can use it to my advantage by using this time to read, write, think, and enjoy the quiet of feeling like the only person awake on a sleeping planet. But tonight it's just frustrating, as I have to get up at 4:15 for work.
Also, it confuses Murphy. Right now, he's staring up at me from his place on the floor besides my desk, looking groggy but expectant.
Does counting sheep work? What about warm milk? Gross. Wine? Yes, that might work, but it also might just give me a buzz so that I'm a little hung-over at work, and that sort of defeats the whole idea.
Maybe I shouldn't have slept until 2 this afternoon. But that was because last night I didn't fall asleep until after 5. It's a terrible cycle, isn't it?