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Awake Again


Salvador Dali – Sleep


It’s one of the reasons I have this blog. What else does one do when at four o’clock one wakes up with metaphorical flashing lights in one’s heid? When an inner voice says “You’re no getting back to sleep this time big fella!”

My sleep pattern over the last few days was Tuesday night: Hardly one wink. Wednesday: Completely exhausted, so went to bed at 7:30pm. Slept like a baby until 7:00am. Last night went to bed at 11:00pm. Here I am at 4:30 having tried for an hour to get back to sleep.

Sometimes I can drift back. In such cases it is usually with the aid of an audio guided sleep track. There are 100s on Spotify.

I have found this one helpful.

David Wilson – Deep and Restful Sleep Guided Meditation

This one isn’t bad either.

Dr Elaine Ryan – Relaxation | Guided Autogenic Relaxation (without Wake Up)

Sometimes reading helps.

However, there are some cases where I simply know that it’s going to be futile to even try to get back to sleep.

It’s really something I wasn’t troubled much with in days gone by. In fact almost no matter what time I went to bed, I’d have a good sleep and wake at 7:00am with no need for an alarm. For the last five or six years it has been a lottery whether I’ll get to sleep or not. One thing that has remained constant is that no matter how tired I may be, I almost always wake before 7:00am.

Even this speech about the subject isn’t quite boring enough to send me into somnus again.


2 Responses

  1. Well, if you’d been awake at four yesterday morning you could have come round here and helped me annotate and catalogue the letters of the other Lenin (V.I.). I’m up to the year 1908. Hope you enjoyed the cricket this morning, though. Tee-hee to Chris Broad S.P.C. (smug Pommie cheat).

  2. Of course, I meant Stuart Broad but was still sleepy with brain in reverse.

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