Sunday, June 25, 2006

Sleepless Sunday nights!

I am "sniffing" my Nescafe waiting for the aroma to penetrate through my nostrils caressing those sleepy nerves in my mind, and then sipping this purposely condensed hot drink in another attempt to wake up!

I simply hate Sunday nights.. I went to bed relatively late last night.. I always have this insomnia on Sunday nights as well as on every night with a holiday before.. No matter what .. I always end up awake with a meaningless struggle with my bed sheets to sleep.. so last night I laid my head on my pillow .. Relaxed my body .. Read the Quran versus I am supposed to read.. closed my eyes .. and waited for the sleep fairy to come and put me into the half dead half alive state .. I am waiting.. waiting.. waiting.. Nothing is happening .. turned to the other side .. tried to empty my head of thoughts .. not working ! okay .. lets count sheep .. my imagination is worked up a little and I am picturing the field where the sheep are eating , shape of fence they are going to jump off , state of weather.. blue sky with few white clouds scattered here and there .. great !! DETAILS ! meaning .. very alert mind .. no way to get any sleep .. fine.. Turn to the other side .. Now I am feeling hot .. no breeze coming from the window .. and I am too lazy to get up and splash some water over my face to cool down .. so.. Again turn into the other side .. this time .. focus .. focus you have to get enough sleep in order to wake up early .. I am stressing out! .. again closed my eyes .. and started to imagine myself in that nice dreamy lake shore .. hmmm .. okay .. what am I going to do about that task I have to finish tomorrow .. Ooops ! no noo this is wrong .. when you are trying to sleep , you shouldn't be thinking of the work you have to do the next day .. God.. I am way passed the state of half dead half a live.. I am very much alive ! okay .. so I get up .. drink water and splash some on me .. then grab a book and start reading .. maybe my eyes would go tired and I would fall asleep .. I am using a dim light after all so my eyes should get tired ! .. eventually they do , but my mind is still alert .. its 3:30 a.m. and I am still awake with no signs of sleepiness .. I eventually give up , go back to my bed put my pillow on the other end of my bed and close my eyes .. Hear the Iqameh .. then hear the Dawn Adan .. that’s exactly when my eyes start to feel heavy .. I snatch myself out of bed , pray and then fall like a stone into my bed and finally sleep !

18 comments:

Qwaider قويدر said...

check out this post I made a while ago, it might give you some reasons, but no solutions.... I too suffer from the same things you're describing, I happen to have it every night...
Read it here:
http://blog.sweetestmemories.com/default.asp?Display=56

And by the way, welcome to my blogroll :)
Don't be discouraged, people will come. I'll introduce you in my next "new to the blogosphere" post insha2allah tomorrow

(Tealover) said...

Thanks alot Qwaider .. you are being extremely nice with me ! yes I noticed that people can check "My mysterious life" on your blog roll ;) .. I was kinda of keeping a low profile in my blogging business as I need to cook the thought slowly to come up with an acceptable commentary "that’s a decorative phrase for : I am such a lazy writer " hehe :) .. I guess I'll have to start putting all my thoughts on papers ..

Qwaider قويدر said...

No body helped me when I first started. So I took it on my self to be the first to help new comers :)

the caller said...

asalam 3alaykom,
danah..i have a question..did your mother visit egypt (i won't tell you how long ago)?
i have a serious doubt that we are twins separated at birth..
the insomnia..the turning..elfajr..even those dots.........
happy to have visited.

(Tealover) said...

Wa 3alaykom assalam :)
As far as I know .. my parents first visit was 3 years ago .. .. so going through same "post -weekend- Insomnia"..how about the sheep part with details ?! can anyone sleep counting sheep !!

welcome to my blog spot :) glad you stepped in .

Ohoud said...

Loved the stream of thoughts:)

(Tealover) said...

Ohoud .. welcome to my humble infant blog , I am so happy you stepped in .. thank you for your sweet comment

Tamara said...

love this post.

for me sleeping after a day off is harder than weekdays but due to being rested : P

I cannot actually give good advice to any one with a sleeping problem because I fall asleep like a log : )

Noor said...

Helllo Sister. I liked your writings here. so nice. Hope you can update soon. you have lovely style. and i want to thank Q too for his introduction. ;)

(Tealover) said...

Tamara .. this is exactly my problem , because i oversleep at weekends , i end up with wide open eyes at on the sunday night and the next night iturn to be very tired and worry that i wont sleep because of that and in most cases i get sleepless for two night on row .. know what I am talking about =D?!

noor , thank you for your sweet words :) .. I am trying wallah , as I told qwaider i take time to cook the thought and come up with something to type down .. i have few ideas to write about .. drop by my blog in few days and hopefully you'll find a new post :)!

Qwaider قويدر said...

Yalla ... we're still waiting ...
Go ... go... go ... go...
Sorry, don't want to be pushy :) Just encouraging

(Tealover) said...

LOL .. Gosh .. If only day had like 48 hours ! will do so soon inshallah :) thax for the encouragement Qwaider =)

Qwaider قويدر said...

:( yalla ... ishata2nalek!! :(

Tamara said...

Go Danah Go Danah GO ...

Waiting : D

(Tealover) said...

Vrroom Vrrrrroooooom .. getting there ..

thanks Tamara ;)

Dar said...

I will read this story for the next time i want to sleep :) nice

U have a pretty blog here , keep it up , i will make sure to be back again !

CheeerZ!

ABDULLAH said...

Salaam Danah,
I read most of your posts, now I read this one. From what I read it gave me a glimpse of your personality, which I find as pleasent. You have mentioned your wird (quran that you read every day) but for insomnia and related issue I never found something that works like Ayat Elkursi. Never failed me... and in the worst case i read it the second time and I am done (deep sleep) before even finishing...
For you and all people you know and they read this, this is a proved method...just try it.

Best regards,

(Tealover) said...

Salam Abdullah ,
I am accustomed on readng (Ayat elkosri and almo3awathat , then finally do3a2 elnaom) before hitting the pillow .. but sometimes .. mind is occupied with many things that it starts sailing in the darkness of the night .. that one cannot seem to catch the thread to sleep .. but i would agree with you that quran will provide the serentity of relaxation and sleep .