Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep… Really!?!
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The thoughts that keep us awake wouldn't be so bad if they were useful!Good gosh! All those thoughts that start when you lay down to sleep for the night! You know the ones I’m talking about… the useless, good for nothing BUT keeping you awake thoughts that you just can’t get rid of… Like they couldn’t have come to mind while you were wandering through your day and awake anyway!?! Of course not!!

To add insult to injury (and lack of beauty sleep), most of the time, they’re not even productive thoughts! Take for instance when I couldn’t get to sleep earlier this week. Was I thinking about world peace or how to change my life into the type of life I’ve dreamed of… of course not.

The ramblings go more like this…

I’m tired. Why can’t I sleep?
I just need to find a comfortable position.
Wait. Didn’t someone just comment on FB today that it’s healthier to sleep on your left side? Something about circulation…
But I’m more comfortable sleeping on my left.
Why. What’s the difference? Didn’t I sleep on my left when we were driving team?
Well yes. But that’s because I had to have my head behind the driver’s seat.
Why? The bed in a big rig is the same at either end. So why not sleep with our heads on the passenger side so we can talk to each other when we wake up?
Oh no. That won’t work. Then when we lay down at shippers and receivers, we won’t hear them knock when they’re done loading or unloading us. They knock on the drivers side.
Well that makes sense then. That’s why we sleep on our left when the truck’s moving.
But if you face the wall, you can still sleep on your right.
Oh yeah!
So why am I still on my left if my right is more comfortable for me?

So I roll over onto my right side, get comfortable, and attempt to go to sleep again.

Wow. What’s with the weird thoughts that go through my head once I lay down to sleep? Who cares which side I slept on when we were driving?
Well, there could be other things to be thinking about since I’m awake.
Yeah, but then you’re still not gonna get any sleep!! And you’ve got a house munchkin to watch in the morning!
That’s true. But she comes in early and usually goes back to sleep for an hour or so.
But what if she doesn’t?
Hmmmm. Then I’m gonna be miserable.

OH MY GOSH!!!! Can I just get to sleep already!?!

I know I can’t possibly be the only one that has these useless, rambling thoughts going through their head at night!

So why did I decide I’d share my thoughts? Just wanted to give you a quick glimpse into why I am the way I am! 🙂

Do you remember any of the “fun” conversations that run thru your mind at night? Are you a worrier or a rambler like me? I’d love to hear what kinds of conversations are going on in YOUR head in the middle of the night! Maybe it’ll give me some different things to think about while I”m insomnia-izing! So feel free to share in the comments!

Take care,
Debi aka @GenXBrat

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I'm a passionate, down-to-earth gal who spends as much time as possible making fun of myself and the world around me. I'm a big kid with a lot of thoughts that I don't mind sharing AND, I love to teach. Anything. Everything. As long as it's fun.

Warning: I was raised in a VERY sarcastic household so my sense of humor always leans that way. :)

But if I can make you think, make you laugh, or give you a moment to pause... life is good!:D

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