All posts tagged: insomnia

Pros and Cons, yo!

There is a distinct balance to everything — positives and negatives. I recalled the pro/con list concept today after catching an episode of Gilmore Girls. It’s about 12:44 am where I’m at and I’m wide awake. In the past few hours I’ve: donated to Poetry on the T and thanks to that I will have the opportunity to meet and learn from one of my new favorite poets Lloyd Schwartz – check out one of my favorite pieces of his: A True Poem become a member of the Mass Audubon Society — and so has my brother thanks to a belated graduation present from me 😛 applied to a couple of part-time jobs to support my new(er) yogic lifestyle. contemplated the meaning of life and realized there is an inherent juxtaposition between, well, everything Specifically, in the here and now, I recognize that there are two different types of insomnia: good insomnia and bad insomnia. Good insomnia involves insane productivity for mine and possibly others’ highest and best. Bad insomnia entails a downward shame spiral …

Functioning when you can’t function

Insomnia is a nightmarish reality hell. Believe me, I KNOW. My job and much of my life’s work exists on the computer, through various media such as the iPhone and social media sites in addition which all buzz about electronically talking to each other in a matter of fashion that I would normally find stimulating and refreshing – and that’s all fine and dandy normally. But lately there are several days I cannot possibly stare at a computer or even a TV screen, my mind can barely follow the simple (yet clever and witty) plot of a Modern Family episode let alone write an article about some crowning scientific achievement that involves 3 other people and their respective bosses and teams and whoever else needs to be thrown into the story for good press and or saving face. None of that matters when your sleep schedule is jacked beyond belief and no one knows why. It’s been weeks of testing and no real answers. Perhaps my brain fogginess could be equated to celiac? Who knows! Any …

Living with insomnia

Insomnia is the main reason why I haven’t been blogging. I’m sure there are a couple of other posts where I apologize to the internet for being MIA and make excuses – but this is REALLY legitimate. I’m serious. Have you ever not gotten enough sleep or pulled an all-nighter? How does your body feel after one day of that? Typically it’s not great. Now try averaging an hour of sleep for a week straight, driving to work, and accomplishing regular everyday tasks (this is super dangerous, when you think about it). Well, that is what my life has been like at times the past several months. When your brain does not get enough sleep, the body shuts down too. Life becomes this downward spiral and your mind tunnel visions everything – your perception of reality and life is more skewed than normal. Check out this Wedmd synopsis of insomnia if you so desire. My symptoms have varied from withdrawal, lack of appetite, depression, anxiety, headaches, dizziness, and generally feeling horrible! I have been humbled …