Insomnia is a serious subject but there are strange and funny things (laughable) that occur also. Maybe if we could laugh more, we could sleep better?
Just for a bit of a laugh before the new year starts in all seriousness, how about sharing our funny stories and jokes about bad sleep here? (Yes, I know it's no laughing matter – all the more reason to poke a bit of fun.)
I heard this one yesterday: An insomniac with ADD wanted to count sheep to sleep. But if didn't go too well: “One sheep…two sheep…cow..duck… Old Macdonald had a farm --- Heeeeey, Macarena!”
That's terrible…. I wish I could come up with something to rival it, but I can't, yet. I'll give it some thought next time I'm doing my QHR....
I have been so tired but couldn't sleep ,got up made a cuppa ( bad Andy ) put the milk in the cupboard and the sugar in the fridge and best of all forgot to put a teabag in the cup !!!
So glad it's not just me. I'm specialising in leaving my glasses in odd places at the moment. Early SR night, I left them in a bowl of pot pourri. Yesterday afternoon, I left them in the bank. This morning I found them – eventually – IN the washing machine. I was loading it before bed, but luckily didn't switch it on.
So. Sorry Kate I was reading. Your reply and almost fell off the sofa laughing!
Hi kateclyn. I see you've been losing your glasses!
Probably couldn't see. Them lol
hah hah hah…
I've had to add them to my pre-bed routine and always leave them in the same place – how sad is that??
I posted to welcome .“Zooshie”. My spellchecker altered it to “Zoo spores” without me noticing. Ii got posted.. Now I can't stop laughing. Hope Zooshie finds it funny!
On the subject of Zoo. My husband caught me doing the Pre-sleep Yoga routine from the “Tired But Wired” Book. He was not impressed with seeing me lying on the floor with my legs hanging over the side of the bed as I can't manage the legs up the wall pose. This Yoga lark is totally out of character for me and he thinks I should leave home and join the monkeys at the Zoo! My sleep is improving so I don't care if I am resembling my ancestors!
Ha Dorothy, amazing what we'll do to get a husband's attention!
I wouldn't care less either.
It's better than climbing the wall of the monkey enclosure with insomnia.
Ps . zosie does find it funny, she posted to me. Relief!.
I'm going to try this… I'll try anything. I get giggles in yoga classes (it's why I don't go any longer) but at least it's not Morris dancing.
Hello Dream on your post about zoo spores had me in stitches, I have the same problem now I am using this blackberry PlayBook, it has predictive texting and can a nightmare however. Funny. Some of the things it come up with!
Thanks. For the funnies folks makes my day reading some of these
OK, I had a new variation on racing night-time thoughts. Instead of worrying about my health (the return of stupid persistent vertigo, slight depression probably caused by the return of the…) or the state of the planet, I worried about Vicki on The Archers.
(The Archers – a hideously addictive BBC radio soap / load of old rubbish – delete as appropriate – and Vicki is an annoying character who is about to have a baby.) At least these thoughts are trivial enough to be dispersed by 'the, the, the, the' repetition!
That made me laugh. Big Archers fan (sad I know) but so far that's the one worry that hasn't kept me awake. My 34yr daughter makes up very rude songs when shes home and hears the Archers theme tune come on.
I'm glad I'm not alone in sadness stakes… though I did go off it when they threw Nigel off the roof. I have some exercises to do twice a day for the vertigo, and I find they take about 15 mins – perfect Archers listening time. But not if I'm going to fret about the damn thing later!
Memo to self: these are NOT real people I'm worrying about…
I do think it's healthy to find humour in even the most serious of things including insomnia. I haven't got any jokes or funny stories for this posting but I intend to find some. Seeing the funny side of things helps in getting our thinking straight I'm sure and may show us things are rarely as bad as we think. Ties in with challenging our faulty thinking patterns that can contribute to insomnia.
You can tell when I'm really tired &/stressed as I krep losing things. I like tea & sometimes put my cup in strange places. When I'm done with whatever task it was I think. I thought I had a cup of tea….maybe I drank it & carry on. Then next time someone's looking for a towel, there it is. The family joke when I can't find something is “ look in the linen cupboard “. I've put keys there too
I also don't check spelling I meant keep not krep!