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Thursday, February 26, 2009

Does anybody out there wake up in the middle of the night for no reason whatsoever and then have trouble getting back to sleep?  I've been doing that lately--not every night, but every couple of nights or so. I eventually get back to sleep--well, I did until last night.

I woke up at 1:50, tried to get back to sleep, tossed and turned and finally gave up and got out of bed at 2:20.  I stayed up the rest of the day! How weird is that?

Now the good news is I had plenty of quiet time for my Bible study. I read five chapters in a book that goes along with my study. I finished our laundry. Cleaned the kitchen, made my husband breakfast, took a shower and got ready to meet someone for breakfast by 8:00.  I didn't get much writing done, but if I wake up again tonight, I'm going to work on a critique.

So, please tell me I'm not the only one who does this. And if you can relate, what do you do to get back to sleep (besides drugs)?

Oh, my goodness, I just thought of something! A friend of mine on Facebook told me when she can't sleep, she gets up and reads a Diann Hunt book. I thought it was sweet, but it suddenly occurred to me that maybe she meant that's how she gets back to sleep!!! Yikes! Now, I'll never get to sleep tonight . . . .
Diann Hunt  
posted at 12:00 AM  
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At 2:29 AM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

Ha...funny...I'm sure they were reading you to make themselves HAPPY.

I had some insomnia last week when I wasn't feeling well. Finally allowed myself a Tylenol PM and whammy, I was out. Only thing is I was a zombie the next day (and had to get kids up and out the door somehow). Man, I wish I'd thought of getting some writing done-good one :)

At 5:51 AM, Blogger Colleen Coble said...

This used to happen to me all the time. I take Metarest every night now as part of my migraine protocol and sleep like a baby. That is unless I'm sick like right now and the dr puts me on an inhaler which kept me awake half the night. LOL

At 8:23 AM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

I'm reading your book, "Sweet Waters" right now, Julie and enjoying it!! Makes me feel as though I'm in California and can smell the salty air, hear the rush of the ocean waves. Ahhhhh. But alas, I'm stuck in my family room in Indiana. LOL

Last night I slept like a baby. Whoohooo!!! I was kind of hoping I'd wake up and get some work done. LOL

At 12:03 PM, Blogger Jaime said...

My husband is an insomniac, but I on the otherhand rarely have this issue. Especially now since the dr.s put me on Vicadin for my dislocated elbow. It has amazing side effects! :) lol - my youth kids have seen the my enjoyment of the side effects and one said very seriously, "It's a good thing you have Jesus!" lol thought that was cute.
All this to say, Vicadin is a helpful sleep aid, but in the wisdom of my youth kid, I wouldn't recommend it! :)


At 4:00 PM, Blogger Julie Carobini said...

So glad you slept well last night Diann. Doesn't it just make the BEST difference? Have to drill that into my kiddos sometimes!

And thanks for the note about SW! Happy daydreaming...

At 5:13 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

What works best for me is after an hour or so of tossing and turning I realize that maybe God is trying to capture my attention so I ask Him who He wants me to pray for. Immediately He brings someone to mind. I pray and then I fall back to sleep.

I know, you're not used to deep spiritual answers from me.

At 9:17 PM, Blogger Diann Hunt said...

Yes, Suzanne! I've done that, too, and it does help.

I have to tell you I love your new picture!! You look great!

At 10:02 PM, Blogger Suzanne said...

Thanks Diann :)

At 9:02 AM, Blogger Pam S. said...

I have a lot of trouble sleeping at night, so I read. Dare I admit this? This week I re-read all three of Kristin's Ashley Stockingdale books between Monday and Thursday in the middle of the nights. Ok, it probably was a bad idea: I was so entertained, I was wide awake (!)...still, it was 100 times better than pacing the floor or looking in the frig for the makings of a Dagwood sandwich.

At 5:25 PM, Blogger Leticia said...

Dian, I have been plagued by the same thing and it is so hard having to go to work on two hours of sleep, not to mention waking up my boys for school.

I used to take melatonin strips and pills but for some reason they quit working. Unfortunately the only thing that helps me now is an OTC sleeping aid, but only if everything else fails.

A great way is to try to clear your mind and put on a CD with soft noises of rain and thunder, or the wilderness, something calming.

I hope you get some rest.


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

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Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

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Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

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Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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