I have been suffering from severe insomnia for the past couple of years.
I don't really "sleep" anymore, I only manage to take naps, for 1-2 hours at a time. I can't recall the last time I had a good nights sleep. Actually... I don't sleep at night.... can't. I'm definitely a night owl. (mostly due to work schedule).
Lately I have been dozing while driving or while in the middle of other tasks. It's horrible. I have no peace of mind whatsoever.
My blogging may be sporadic....
The Cause? When I have a lot on my mind and a lot of things going on at one time....the insomnia REALLY gets bad. But much of the blame lies with the Bush Administration. The policies and actions of this government (combined with my own responsibilities and problems) often overloads my brain. My brain short circuits. I sometimes wish for the days of Ronald Reagan. At least then we had a sense of stability.... there was a father figure in the White House... You didn't have to agree with dad all the time (right?)... but knowing dad was there offered some sense of security. This country is in desperate need of a great President... It has been a while since we had one. I'd say Reagan was the last (a minor great at least)... that was about 20 years back. I'm talking about DNA like Kennedy, FDR, Ike, Washington, & Lincoln. We are due for another....
Hell even our average Presidents would be much better than what we have now.
When things get bad and my sleep is broken, then I can't concentrate....& things don't get done. It's like seeing a freight train coming, while being stuck to the railroad tracks.... unable to move out of the way....and getting crushed. Then the cycle keeps repeating (getting hit by the freight train again the next day or the next week...and again)...and after each cycle, I get further and further behind.
I usually wake up at least 5 or 6 times during "sleep" attempts...which end up being naps.
I can only write when time (and energy) permits.