I've had a fair bit of experience with counting sheep... Damn insomnia.
So short, but so on the mark:~) Well done for this prompt:~)
My compulsive night time activity is getting up to pee four times a night. But I am able to go back to sleep though. Just thought I'd share.
What a great way to handle the prompt. Hadn't thought about my insomnia as a possible link to a compulsion..but it fits.
Insomnia can plague us at times. I keep my reading material close at hand.
Oh, I can relate to that far too well! Great take on today's prompt, Linda.
When I wake up I HAVE to look at the clock to see what time it is before I can go back to sleep. Because I'm weird like that.
And this is why I take Tylenol PM...
I definitely know that feeling sometimes. Nicely done.
Hey Linda! Haiku! *excuse me* Lovely picture, too! Indigo
Counting sheep never worked for me, personally. It's oddly stimulating enough so that I'm forced to stay awake as long as I'm counting. I do have to say that this writing challenge has had me feeling tired many nights in February.
Ziva- Mostly I sleep well, but not without interruptions from the cats, especially the one who likes to be airlifted to the bed several times during the night and sleeps on my pillow.Sara- Haiku to the rescue!Dufus- Thanks for sharing. Good that you don't lose too much sleep over it.Cheryl- I guess it depends on how you deal with your insominia whether it is a compulsion or not.Hilary- I guess it hits everyone at some point. I found that taking aspirin and lying quietly can help.Nicky- Many times we just have too much on our minds and can't get them to stop thinking.Paula- Maybe you are calculating how much longer you can sleep? I sometimes avoid looking at the clock, prefering just to sleep without knowing what time it is.life in the mom lane- I have used benadryl, which is the sleep ingredient in that.P.J.- It happens to everyone eventually.Indigo- Thanks!KZ- I get that. Sometimes I recite nursery rhymes. I actually came up with a system to combat sleeplessness, which I wrote on in "A, B, C, Zzzzzz!".
Insomnia is THE WORST!
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