Sunday, January 13, 2013

Waking Up in the Middle of the Night

See Sleep: a Tragedy in Four Parts

Addendum: Part Five: Waking Up in the Middle of the Night


Sometimes...




And other times...



46 comments:

  1. Oh Lord! You're killing me with these sleep posts. (though not literally, because then that would be murder) It's as if you're inside my head. (though not literally, because that would be...I don't know what that would be)

    Absolutely fantastic! :)

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    1. Hello Miss Lily, yes you don't sleep well either. But you will both be pleased to here I sleep like a log and am told I snore although I don't believe that I never hear a thing and I'm sure I would if I did.

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    2. Rob Z, what? You sleep outside in the shed?? Just a little log humour for you. :)

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    3. I won't murder you. I'll just knock you out. It'll help you sleep.

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  2. You need to keep a big pile of plasticine by the bed Miss Stephanie and make sheep then every now and again count them or train them to eat the clock . . . . . . I hope you get to sleep at the right time soon

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    1. Sheep? SHEEP?!?!?! Why do you hate me?

      http://www.claybaboons.com/2012/02/stand-up-and-be-counted.html

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  3. I hate it when it is late enough that you know very well that if you truly fall asleep, you'll overdo it. Then you can't really let your body relax, and before you know it - time for work... :( Much better to let the clay you have the trouble!

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    1. Top-secret (not really secret) announcement: my contract is dropping from full-time to part-time. YAY! No more alarm clock! But boooo. Half the money. Can't win for losing!

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  4. You poor thing! Drink some warm milk or how about some whiskey!

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  5. Hahahah I HATE THE SECOND ONE! I HATE IT SO MUCH!

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  6. Yes! That is me! Unreasonably happy that I can get more sleep and soooo angry when the alarm is just about to go off!

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    1. Alarms are bad. And it's odd, because it's not like I even really sleep in that much on the weekend. But just knowing that it isn't going to go off...it makes such a difference.

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    1. I'd invite you to join my club, but the truth is that it's a really crappy club. ;)

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  8. Oh my gosh, I can relate to all of these sleep posts!!!! Recently, I'd set my alarm to one of my favorite songs, reasoning that it may soften the blow of that evil thing sounding off and breaking my sleep until I realized that I would end up LOATHING that song before too long, so I changed it. Alarm clocks are awful.

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    1. Oh, good thinking! So what now? A song you hate? No, that would make mornings even worse... I'm at a loss here.

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  9. And the fancy math...if I fall back to sleep now I will get_____hours of sleep!

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  10. I almost never wake up unreasonably happy. With me, its more like "ughhh I have to get uppp". Then I get happier later, sometimes. Other times I'm unreasonably grouchy until I've eaten and been up for four hours. I get a lot of comments about that at work when I work the morning shift. "Oh gosh Rachel, are you okay?" "What happened?" "Why are you so mad?" Its kind of funny, actually.

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    1. To clarify: the unreasonably happy me woke up at 11:30 at night after being in bed for an hour. Because I'm an old lady and go to bed early on weeknights.

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  11. I hate waking up at 4:58AM worse than 3AM. Then again I set my clock 10 minutes ahead so I am always confused when I look at my alarm...no matter what time of day it is!

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    1. Agreed! 10 minutes before the alarm is just demoralizing. I had to laugh at your clock...my car clock is 5 minutes slow (don't know why) and also still on daylight savings time. Ha!

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  12. It is sad that now when I wake up at three, I comfort myself with the thought that I still have 2 and a half hours before I have to actually sit up. Thank goodness that my alarm rarely goes off because when it does...it scares the crud out of me.

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    1. Don't do the math. All is lost if you start counting hours before you have to get up.

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  13. The second one SUCKS. The second worst is when I'm so tired and get into bed only to wish it was morning because sleep feels like it's going to be hard. Which is just nuts. right?
    :)

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    1. Oh, I can relate to that one too! If only every day were the weekend, I'd always sleep well.

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  14. Argh! These pictures are too real. I have well and truly solved this problem: bad eyesight. I can't see my alarm clock, so it's a big surprise when it goes off. ; )

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    1. Ha! A good surprise or a bad one? In the interest of full transparency: I don't use an alarm clock. I use my cellphone. But it just didn't have the same impact made out of clay.

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  15. Why does it make us feel better to know that others have the same problems? So funny!

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    1. I'm not sure, but I know what you mean! If I'm tossing and turning tonight, I'll think to myself: "At least everyone who reads my blog is tossing and turning too." Ha!

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  16. My thoughts exactly. This morning I was irrationally happy to find out I had two more hours to sleep when I thought I had two minutes...

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  17. UGH. My sleep habits have gotten out of control ... I often fall asleep at my computer and wake up in the middle of the night, dreading what I'm going to see on the clock, knowing that I'm probably going to have to get up in an hour. I've been reading your tragedy, and nodding in sympathy.

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    1. It really is a tragedy, isn't it? But for some reason, I sleep really well on the weekend.

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  18. Hey!! I missed these "sleep posts"... I'll have to backtrack now-------- off I go-------

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    1. Hmmmm...I'm kind of wondering if my RSS isn't working (or maybe I didn't link it correctly?). I've had a few people tell me that my posts didn't show up in their reader.

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  19. Haha "the clock of doom brings nothing but heartache". I've so been there!

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    1. I guess if I were completely true to life, it would be "the cellphone of doom". But clocks are easier to make out of clay. Ha! Sorry that you can relate!

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  20. I love the idea behind this blog, your clay and thoughts. I'm your new follower. :)



    Naj,
    ennspired.blogspot.com

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    1. Welcome Naj! Thanks for sticking around!

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  21. Oh, I so relate to this! Nowadays my night wakings are due to a crying infant. And I wish I could bottle and sell the happy relief I feel with the clock says 4 AM instead of 1 AM!

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