Thursday, November 5, 2009

10 Reasons I Can't Sleep at Night

OK, so I just heard about this meme on Mama's Losin' It. Basically you choose one of the 5 options, blog about it and link back to her site. Sounds kind of cool, so this week I figured I'd give it a shot!

The 10 reasons why you can't sleep at night seemed like the easiest first option to try, so, here goes:

10. This cough. (Falls in at #10 since it's seasonal.)

9. Nasal/breathing issues.

8. My mind. It won't shut off. Seriously.

7. My daughter. Not always, but sometimes she wakes up. Sometimes she starts crying in her sleep. It keeps me awake. I can't help it.

6. The dog. Sometimes he just needs to sleep on TOP of me. Or more often than not he's on top of my blankets. Somehow in the dead of sleep a 50 lb dog seems to weigh about 200 lbs. How is that even possible? [I totally could have added my many cats here, but I decided that even their nipping at me and laying on my chest, back, butt, side or head is less frustrating than trying to get those blankets back!]

5. The new song from The Office. I'm serious. Have you not seen this yet? You MUST. I learned about it from a fellow blogger, so I say Uh, thanks, Amanda! Here's her post: If you love The Office...

4. Snoring. Not just hubby. My own. It leads to hubby giving me a small push to get me to turn over and possibly stop snoring. Sorry!

3. Television. Sometimes I'm just up watching whatever I might have to get through. See, as much as I love my DVR, there's a lot of pressure that comes with owning one of those!

2. A great book. I'll read until my eyes are falling closed and my head is nearly smack down in the actual book. Last night I started reading We're Just Like You, Only Prettier, by Celia Rivenbark. I got too far into it at such a late hour, and seriously didn't want to stop. Bad me. Bad bad me.

And the number one reason I can't sleep at night:

1. The INTERNET. Need I say more?


  1. You needn't say more :) My husband is considering forcing the laptop closed at 10 pm so I won't be so grumpy over lack of sleep. I'm halfway on board...

  2. The internet and snoring. EVIL. EVIL things!!

  3. Ha, the internet is the main inhibitor of most insomniacs I'm sure! Myself included. :)

    Funny about the Office song! I actually had some roommates this summer who *loved* The Office and would most often be watching it when I went to bed. So I kinda find the song soothing, lol. Weird, I know.

    Stopping by from Mama Kat's!

  4. Can I just copy and paste this list? I nodded along the whole way down!

  5. Omigosh, I didn't know there was a book called that!!!? Miranda Lambert has a new album and one of the songs is called Only Prettier... and she says "We're just like you, only prettier." Hmmm.... ;)

  6. There are so many things keeping you awake at night that I fear you may never get sleep again!!! YIKES!

  7. I think the Internet keeps a lot of people up--I have been really good at getting off lately to get in my 7-8 hours of sleep.

    Visiting from Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop.


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