It’s a little after 2 am and I’m wide awake. I don’t want to be. It’s nothing new, really, because insomnia is my frenemy. What is fairly new is pain-induced insomnia. Thanks to fellow spoonies, I now know that painsomnia is real and unfortunately common.
So, what do I do when painsomnia strikes? It depends. Tonight I’ve played around on Instagram and Facebook. Sometimes I work if I have a deadline around the corner. If I’m still awake in an hour, I’ll go pack lunches for the family. Or not. The thought of the 5 am alarm going off while I stare at the ceiling is a downer.
I’m going to meditate for a while in corpse pose and hope I can drift off. If not, I’ll see you later.
Do you get insomnia? How do you cope?