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Sleepless Night!

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Retiring to bed after a long and tiring day, I hoped to fall asleep within no time. Generally I have no problem falling asleep. But last night it appeared the sleep was upset with me for some reason and totally abandoned me without a feeling of guilt or remorse. How could it be so merciless? I have always been so respectful towards it, following a more or less diligent sleep routine. I failed to understand the reason for its ire with me!

I lay on my bed, eyes shut trying to invite the elusive sleep. I tried to divert my mind to some soothing and calming memory so that I would drift off into the dream world with ease. All my efforts of counting the sheep, reciting some chants or any other such effort was in vain! Suddenly the night appeared to be so long. I became aware of each small sound in my surrounding. The ticking of the clock, the faint sound of the movement of the fan, the dog howling somewhere, the trucks on the highway honking, the buzzing of the mosquito. I felt this was probably the first time that I had actually paid attention to these mundane sounds which probably were present every night.

My constant tossing and turning had no impact what so ever on husband dear as he seemed to be blissful in his reveries. That left me even more annoyed and irritated. I went out to watch T.V for some time but found nothing interesting. Didnโ€™t fancy reading a book too! So went back to bed. The saga of tossing around continued. Checking the time I realised that it was only 10 minutes since I last checked the time. Isnโ€™t it funny, when you are happily snoozing you feel the time passes by so quickly? But when awake in the middle of the night, each moment seems like eternity. Holding on to my thoughts , I finally drifted off to sleep, catching up with a few winks at around 3 in the morning only to be woken up by the blaring alarm at 5:30 AM.

Have you ever spent a night when sleep disowned you?

 

 

76 comments on “Sleepless Night!

  1. swalia
    September 25, 2017

    I experience it often. And when it happens, I put on the earphones and listen to music on iPod or do yoganidra meditation. Yoganidra is intact very effective when you are having a sleepless night.

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  2. Shweta Suresh
    September 25, 2017

    When you can’t sleep, time seems to pass so slowly! It’s so frustrating ๐Ÿ˜”

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  3. Thewellness.blog
    September 25, 2017

    Fortunately sleep has me in sight, not only at the beginning of night…. I also used to sleep upright, much to the dismay of the teachers plight!!!

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  4. Miriam Hurdle
    September 25, 2017

    I have many nights like thisโ€ฆ.

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  5. thewritewomanblog
    September 25, 2017

    I can totally completely relate to this, Radhika. Usually, I am out like a light and it seems like I have barely closed my eyes that the alarm rings, but the rare nights when I cannot seem to find my way back into the world of dreams, I try it all – counting sheep and dogs and cats until it has reached a negative number and the comfortable snores of those who have luckily been overcome by sleep is all the more irritating. I agree that doing any kind of work, even watching television becomes a chore so I am lost there, just as you were.

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  6. Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
    September 25, 2017

    The outcome of your sleepless night is a very interesting read.

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  7. boundlessblessingsblog
    September 25, 2017

    Absolutely true and agree with your words, Radhika cause when you just cannot sleep, time seems to pass so slowly and you are all the time tossing and turning, it is so frustrating and just you sleep and it is time to get up, and the whole day goes waste. Nice post.

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  8. Ruchisvegkitchen
    September 25, 2017

    Me so fortunate in this matter โ€ฆ I hardly face such problem. Me happy or sad, I sleep so well ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€

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  9. DeepikasRamblings
    September 25, 2017

    Many a times. Welcome to the group of sleep chasers..๐Ÿ˜ only thing is, I have not written about it, but you have expressed the sequence so beautifully..
    Hope you could catch a cats nap in the afternoon ๐Ÿ˜ด

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  10. Anindya
    September 25, 2017

    Nice post Radhika about something which troubles many of us quite regularlyโ€ฆโ€ฆ.you know what keeps me awake tossing side to side on many nights ? it will be funny to hear that whenever I have my stomach half empty, i mean have a very small dinner and get down to sleep, it becomes difficult for me going to the dreamland much oftenโ€ฆ:)โ€ฆand on those nights generally sleep actually comes in the wee hours of the dawnโ€ฆ..and then itโ€™s too lateโ€ฆ:):)

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 25, 2017

      Good that you’ve found the root cause of being unable to sleep. So be sure to have a good dinner before you hit the bed. Thanks Anindya for stopping by๐Ÿ™‚

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  11. philanthropistnimesh
    September 25, 2017

    I want this type of night everyday.. I think, sleeping is just a form of a rest.Rest can be another type.I’m searching,who was the first person decided to sleep in night..i will ask to him/her…why this stupid idea came to u?

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 26, 2017

      Whoa!!!! You are the first person I have heard Nimesh, who feels this way about sleep. I feel a good sound sleep of at least 4-6 hours is very essential for the body to get to work the next day. No other form of rest makes you as refreshed as a good night’s sleep.

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      • philanthropistnimesh
        September 26, 2017

        Yeah but in nights, i don’t know why… it’s like..everything is just silent.I think,it’s game of mind and meditation.

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  12. Moushmi Radhanpara
    September 25, 2017

    All the time, Donโ€™t know what to do about it!!

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  13. Subbashini Meenakshi Sundaram
    September 25, 2017

    I feel many of us would experienced it atleast once. So lively post. Enjoyed reading .

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 26, 2017

      Thanks a lot Meenakshi. As long as it is one of time, it is fine. But when sleeplessness haunts us every night it becomes a serious problem!

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  14. vidur sahdev
    September 25, 2017

    Often! ๐Ÿ˜‚

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 25, 2017

      Oh…… how do you cajole it to come to you?

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      • vidur sahdev
        September 25, 2017

        Still havenโ€™t learnt that artโ€ฆ.but apparently she usually sneaks in when the mind tires itself of dancing with thoughts!

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      • radhikasreflection
        September 25, 2017

        You are right Vidur! I too finally fell asleep with my mind overflowing with thoughts ๐Ÿ˜Š

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  15. Megala
    September 25, 2017

    If I start thinking about all pending works, soon I would fall asleep ! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  16. corneliaweberphotography
    September 26, 2017

    Welcome to my world, Radhika. I used to get frustrated , but by now, I take the opportunity to review my day in gratitude and usually that helps me getting back to sleep. Happy snoozing to you.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 26, 2017

      That’s a wonderful attitude Cornelia. And I am sure after that you get sound sleep, grateful for all your blessings. Thank you so much for this beautiful insight๐Ÿ’–

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  17. Sanjay M Bhaskar
    September 26, 2017

    Not just one night. I have experienced this a number of times. What I usually do is a breathing exercise that I just listen to the sound my breath. Without conscious breathing. And that helps me fall asleep. Good post! So relatable. โœŒ๏ธ

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 26, 2017

      That is meditation Sanjay. And it is a great healer to include in our every day routine. Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a good day!

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      • Sanjay M Bhaskar
        September 26, 2017

        Yes exactly Radhika. ๐Ÿ˜Š Wish you a great day too.

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  18. Shalzmojo
    September 26, 2017

    Oh its damn aggravating when this happens and yes I have experienced it more than I would have liked to!!!

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 26, 2017

      Sadly all if us seem to have been through this ordeal at some time or the other. Thanks Shalz , a good day to you!

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  19. soulmademagic
    September 26, 2017

    I find that getting up, and writing down all the thoughts running around my head as a stream of consciousness, sets me up to fall asleep peacefully after.

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 26, 2017

      It’s like emptying your thoughts on to paper so that the uncluttered mind can fall asleep! Wonderful ๐Ÿ‘

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  20. Abhay
    September 26, 2017

    A great Post Radhika Ji. I always like the way you narrate things. By the way, while accessing twitter, I came across an article which may not be encouraging for those, who have a problem of less sleep. Sharing you the link.
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/24/why-lack-of-sleep-health-worst-enemy-matthew-walker-why-we-sleep

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  21. underthepeepal
    September 26, 2017

    Insomnia could very well be counted as my phobia….Nothing freaks me out more than being unable to sleep…Fortunately, I go to sleep quickly. But there have been nights when I stayed up a bit late doing problems, and my mind remained so alert that I couldn’t even reach the shores of sleep…

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    • radhikasreflection
      September 26, 2017

      Haha! Then how do you manage to set sail on the ship of sleep Surya?

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      • underthepeepal
        September 27, 2017

        I try listening to music..or thinking about random things โ€ฆ.but on nights when sleep really goes on strike, Iโ€™ve no other choice than pray for it to returnโ€ฆ

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      • radhikasreflection
        September 28, 2017

        ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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  22. The Recipettes
    September 28, 2017

    Yes and it was horrible. It takes me a week to get settled again. But I am blessed and used to sleep pretty good!

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  23. Jonathan Pines
    September 30, 2017

    Yes!

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  24. TechFlax
    October 19, 2017

    It happened with me twice in a week

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