Can’t Sleep, Clown’ll Eat Me 4

This can’t be good. I’m starting to fall into patterns from last summer where I would be up until 4 in the morning, then stumbled out of bed at noon for a bit, looked for a job, then fell asleep on the couch until about 5 or 6, from which point I then could not sleep until 4 in the morning, and the Circle of Insomnia began anew.

I’m not yet at the point I eventually reached where I was sleeping from 8am to 4pm, but this is getting irritating.

I know if I keep doing this, I’m going to be unemployed for months again, and I just can’t do that. I may end up taking a temp job simply to regulate my sleep habits.

Well, and pay my bills. But really, at this point, that’s almost secondary to needing to get back to feeling like a human and not a sloth.

And sloths, not coincidentally, are nocturnal.

4 thoughts on “Can’t Sleep, Clown’ll Eat Me

  1. Reply Dave Weigel Oct 18,2005 4:04 pm

    The very same thing happened to me last week, when I was hitting a wall on one of my assignments. I fixed it by forcing a 8 am wake-up yesterday (drank a ton of water and set the alarm LOUD) and going for a walk outside when I felt myself getting sleepy. Then I fell asleep at midnight and I think I’m back on a good schedule.

    I could do this even w/ the Colbert Report premiere forcing me to stay up late. With your powers of Tivo, this shouldn’t be a problem.

  2. Reply Mark Oct 18,2005 9:22 pm

    You sleep 15 to 18 hours a day? Upside down? Neat!

  3. Reply Ellen Oct 19,2005 7:03 am

    Upside down will probably be coming next week. One step at a time, man. One step at a time.

  4. Reply Lindsay Oct 22,2005 2:55 am

    hey there, ms. shapiro (wow; you’re not a teacher, i can call you ellen,…..) ellen! do not give in to the insomnia monster! monster eat you. keep lookin’, sister. jobs sometimes appear out of nowhere. as yours truly is apparently a case-in-point.

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