Insomnia aftermath: considering a self-lobotomy

Good morning dear readers. It’s 8:00 am on Tuesday morning and I’m wide awake. You might think that I’m turning a new leaf but not really. I haven’t been to bed yet. Actually that’s not true. I have been to bed. But once again, I tossed and turned for two hours before finally crawling out of bed in defeat. This insomnia business is getting tiresome.

See what I did there? I’m feeling punny today. Yes, punny. I just made that up. I think.

TIL: Did you know that you can wear out your bedsheets from tossing and turning too much? Now I understand why I go through bedsheets every couple of years!

What does a person do when they can’t sleep? It’s surprising the amount of research and things you can learn in a few hours when the world around you is quiet. There’s very little distraction at three in the morning because all sensible people are sleeping. Or working. But whatever.

I did a bit of research on SEO last night and how to boost traffic to this website. I even started an entirely separate post to show you what I learned – but alas, the ranking websites are painfully slow this morning. It must be prime time for marketing peeps. There are lots of tools you can use to search for keywords like Ubersuggest, ERank and many others. Unfortunately, free services are limited and most SEO websites require a paid plan. So, that’s another post that I threw into the trash/draft bin.

I have several posts that I’ve started in draft form. Lots of great ideas but just not able to execute them. I think it comes from the lack of sleep. It’s a big part of why I’m not working right now. When you don’t sleep for days at a time, your brain becomes sort of foggy. You forget important details. And then eventually, when you hit the 90 or 100 hour mark of no sleep – the paranoia settles in nicely.

Did I ever tell you about the time I had sleep paralysis from insomnia? It was truly the single most terrifying experience of my life.

And so, (I use and so, a lot in my posts, don’t I?) I’m feeling a little scattered lately and I apologize for producing low content posts that aren’t helpful at all. If you see me talking about monsters and seeing shadow people in my room again – then it might be time for an intervention. Like a good knock on the head or ….

Did you know there are instructions on the internet on how to perform a self-lobotomy? Last time I had insomnia this bad I looked it up out of curiosity. Google did not disappoint. Look, they even call it “mildly invasive neurosurgical procedure”. I don’t recommend trying this though. I really don’t.

Please, don’t. It does not look pleasant.

The days are really starting to blend together. I’ve lost all concept of time. If it weren’t for annoying reminders on Outlook – I’d miss appointments and calls all together. I’ve lost count of how many weeks it’s been since the insomnia kicked in. Three weeks? Four? Was I sleeping at Christmas time? I honestly don’t remember anymore.

Insomnia. I’ve written about it many times before. It’s something that’s plagued my life since I was diagnosed with PCOS. Hormones are fun, aren’t they?

But the great thing about insomnia? Is that all the best ideas come to me late at night. Like when I realized instead of putting crap random ads on this website which I swore I would never do, I can just place an ad at very bottom of the page and link to my newest product on Etsy. How cool is that?

This means less spam for you – less work for me. It’s a win win situation. And I might even get some sales.

I get all my brilliant ideas at night time when I’m supposed to be sleeping. It’s like the mind goes, “Oh, you want to sleep now? Well, haha! You’re shit out of luck! Now get working on being creative!” And then I think of all the new products I can create and how to create them. And next thing I know – it’s 8:33 in the morning and I’m still wide awake.

Because… insomnia is, fun? Is it?

I think I’m going to stop there. Because really, who wants to read this drivel on a Tuesday morning? Is it Tuesday? I think it’s Tuesday. Ah, yep. WordPress is telling me that it’s Tuesday. So, it must be Tuesday. Thanks WordPress! You’re a gem.

And on that note, I’m going to just leave a few links below for you to explore.


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