Monday, July 27, 2009

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream...

Insomnia is a gross feeder. It will nourish itself on any kind of thinking, including thinking about not thinking. ~Clifton Fadiman

I hate my husband's pager. He has it for one month every four months or so... and he sleeps like the dead. So, nearly every night for the past oh, three weeks, I'M the one who is awakened from a dead sleep at 2 a.m. ( *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEP*) and gets up to bring it to DH who will usually look at it, say, "Ah...nothing important." and go back to sleep.

It's not so easy for me. I have trouble sleeping, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep. So, once I've slept a few hours (from, oh... 9 p.m. - 2 a.m.) it's all over for me. I'll try to get back to sleep, and though I may doze a bit, I never really SLEEP.

This makes me cranky.

What I would love: One whole weekend ALONE -- no DH, no DD, no Dd, no cat, no *&^% pager. Just me & a bed.


What about you? Light or heavy sleeper? Do you have trouble sleeping or just fall right into dreamland?


You Are Impatient

You hate to wait, and you hate to waste time. You get antsy quickly.

You have zero tolerance for any situation you don't like, and as a result you get stressed easily.

You have a short fuse, and its easy for you to lose your temper in a major way.

People tend to annoy you. You don't have tolerance for anyone else's crap.

LOL... this is about 85% right. **snort**



MJFredrick said...

Just like you---very light sleeper, have trouble going back to sleep, though not usually going to sleep. The beeper would make me nuts too. Can he leave it in the other room? Is it that important? (not sure what he does)

MomJane said...

Everything wakes me up. I usually wake up every couple of hours. Then finally I get back to sleep and then I wake up again. I would love to have just one night of uninterupted sleep.

Maria Zannini said...

LOL! I didn't have to take the quiz to know I'm impatient.

Like you, I'm a light sleeper and it is VERY difficult for me to fall back asleep. Greg? Da bum can sleep standing up if he had to. On nights when I can't sleep, I'll sleep on the couch or a spare bedroom. It seems a change in scenery helps--sometimes.

I feel your pain.

Judy said...

only 85%???? ;-)

I'm a pretty good sleeper. I'm a light enough sleeper that if Bob gets up, I wake up (I can't sleep normally without him beside me.. no way I could go to bed early), but I don't usually have a problem going back to sleep.

I wonder what the quiz says about me? we know:

In most cases, you are patient enough to keep it together.
You may feel impatient on the inside, but you don't usually let it show.

However, if you're made to wait for too long, you will usually crack.
You're only human, after all. You don't like for your patience to be tested.

LOL.. I don't guess I was willing to wait to find out ;-)

Word Verification: primpered

Is that being pampered by a pimp?

Jennifer Shirk said...

How weird. I'm having trouble with sleep lately, too.

I was tired I went to bed at 9:30 last night and woke up at 2AM. I surfed the Internet for an hour then "tried" to go back to sleep. Ugh. I feel terrible this morning.

Normally, I'm a HEAVY sleeper.

jmberrygirl said...

I'm a light sleeper and I've noticed that many writers are. I do some of my best work (in my opinion) through the haze of midnight waking and coffee. Maybe it's a personality thing. Some people can drop into a dead sleep very easily and we can't but insomnia can generate some pretty good work sometimes!

groovyoldlady said...

I only have trouble sleeping when my adreneline is really pumping...then? Xanax! Otherwise I go to bed at 9pm and I'm asleep in 10-15 minutes. I wake maybe once to pee and then sleep until 5 or 6am.

"You Are Very Patient

You are an incredibly patient soul. You rarely get rattled or frustrated.
You are willing to let others take their time... even if it means you must wait.

You have the makings of a great teacher, parent, or leader.
You are able to deal with people's annoyances and quirks. You don't let yourself get angry."

I am patient, but i'm not so sure about "Very" patient!

Brandy said...

I am a very light sleeper. It takes me forever to fall asleep and if I'm woken up it takes me a while to go back to sleep. I often wake up feeling tired, like today. *sigh* I hear you on the pager. Hubs has his work phone set on vibrate and I still wake up every time he gets a message. (And he's a heavy sleeper, he doesn't wake up for anything. He once slept through a hurricane hitting land. No joke.)
As for your quiz? I am Very Patient.

Tori Lennox said...

Somebody should invent a pager with earphones, then he sleep with the earplugs in and you can get your rest. :)

Anne-Kathrine said...

Light sleeper here. Have been since I was 7 yrs old or so (my sis was born, and we all kissed sleep goodbye LOL) I normally wake up 2-3 times a night. I'm normally able to go back to sleep but if Im up for more than 10 min it's over sigh.

anno said...

Mostly a deep sleeper. Except for the year I kept waking up at 2 or 3 in the morning, unable to get back to sleep. For now, though, that time seems to be (thankfully) behind me.

As for your quiz? I am also Very Patient. Bet that surprises some people I know...