I was dead tired last night. The weather has been terrible lately, and electricity outages have been frequent so the AC was barely managing to cool my bedroom. But I thought, hey, I didn’t manage to nap in the afternoon, so I’m probably going to conk out immediately in the evening! But as I lay wide awake in my bed later on, I realised just how wrong I’ve been.
Insomnia decided to make an appearance the moment I lay my head on the pillow, forcing me to think about my novels while playing Mambo Italiano in the background… only I don’t know the whole song, so basically it was stuck on a “Hey, mambo! Mambo italiano!” loop. I kid you not. I have no idea why Insomnia chose this song; it’s not like I had heard it anytime recently!
I tried reasoning with Insomnia. You have to understand I was desperate; it was nearing 1 a.m. and I had to wake up at 7 in the morning for work. I told Insomnia that it can keep me up as long as it wants during the weekend, but that I really really needed to sleep right now. Insomnia told me to shut up. So I attempted to count sheep, and between the never-ending loop of Mambo Italiano and the fluffy white sheep jumping over the fence, I somehow managed to doze off.
Needless to say, I’m very tired this morning, and I’m seriously hoping I can get through the remaining six hours of my shift without falling asleep over the keyboard.
Some people think Insomnia is a blessing, because it allows them to stay up and be more productive, but these people either don’t have to wake up at crazy hours of the morning, or else they can function quite normally on little hours of sleep. But that’s not me. I need sleep. I love sleep. For a while I thought Insomnia and I had parted ways, because I was able to fall asleep pretty quickly, but then last night happened. And you know? I don’t think Insomnia was happy that I managed to fall asleep relatively quickly (sometimes I can lay awake in bed for two or three hours), so I’m pretty sure it’s going to make a comeback.
Sigh. At least it’s Friday.
How do you feel about Insomnia? Does it visit you at the most inopportune moments, or do you welcome it with open arms?