100 Words, 100 Days: Day 26. On Insomnia.

I remember a time when it was a badge of honour to stay up all night without sleeping. I wrote all night many a time, thinking that the wee small hours of the morning would bring out the best in me. Coffee kept me company as I plowed through my manuscripts.

Now I want my sleep to return. I want to come home from work on a Saturday night, switch off and go asleep. But I can’t, and I know why.

Coffee is my constant companion from morning ’til night. I should know better but don’t know when to stop.


9 responses to “100 Words, 100 Days: Day 26. On Insomnia.

  1. Did you know, James? Nine out of ten doctors agree: The best cure for insomnia is a good night’s sleep.

  2. Just my luck to get an appointment with the one that disagrees.

  3. Mr. Coffee seems a nice sort but he’s actually quite a bastard.

  4. we had learned a song in 7th grade…It was quite cute and I still remember it….C-0-F-F-E-E coffee is not for me. Its a drink some people wake up with. Makes them nerves is no myth….slaves to a coffee cup. They can’t give coffee up. I don’t know why but it always kept things in perspective for me:)

  5. Hmmm, insomnia hey? Well now, there’s something I happen to have a doctrate degree in!
    My advice, no coffee after 12 in the afternoon, green tea and yoga in the afternoon and a glass of warm milk before you get in bed…
    Or so I’ve heard. I hope that works for you. It sure as hell doesn’t work a flying fuck for me!

  6. Most people I know with insomnia are writers ~ you, Andi, Paula, Cindy, etc.

    Which came first . . . the insomnia or the writer?

    Did the insomnia cause them to lie awake and think of things they wanted to share . . . leading them to writing?

    Or did their efforts to write cause sleepless nights?

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