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B3B3 Posts: 26,475
edited February 2019 in The potting shed

O sleep, O gentle sleep, nature's soft nurse, how have I frighted thee, that thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids down, and steep my senses in forgetfulness.

William Shakespeare

A thread for sleep-inducing discussion with fellow insomniacs.Only boring topics please.

In London. Keen but lazy.


  • May I suggest anything to do with Brexit 😴💤 💤 💤

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • TopbirdTopbird Posts: 8,192
    Could have done with this thread at 2am....

    Tossed and turned most of the night. A bit too hot (it was very mild last night & we’re still under mid weight duvets) and I got really cross because the neighbours security light was on and lighting up the bedroom even though the curtains were closed. Except it wasn’t. It was just a really bright full moon. Like daytime outside. Always have a rubbish night’s sleep at full moon.

    Then I lay awake trying to workout how I could incorporate blackout lining into the existing curtains.

    To cap it all OH was snoring (not gently) beside me and was up and about at 6.45 to go to work. 

    There now, that’s  a pretty boring little tale for you all.😁
    Heaven is ... sitting in the garden with a G&T and a cat while watching the sun go down
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 34,551
    Dare I say I slept for 8 hours , almost solidly last night?
    A rare treat indeed.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,859
    I don’t sleep much, read till about 2am, get up about 3,  then about 6, then I can sleep until 9 if left. Unfortunately never left as there’s a cup of tea waiting at 8. 
    You get used to it after a while.
    black out curtains!  We’re only going to be cut off from the rest of the world, they’re not invading are they😉
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,475
    It occurred to me that I might not be the only one waiting for the clock to tick round .
    Perhaps we can all lurk together til we drop off just before it's time to get up.😴

    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,249
    Except for the fatal flaw in your plan - which is that looking at screens is likely to contribute to insomnia!
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,859
    Makes no difference to me, I don’t use my iPad after about 7 pm usually,  just a 5minute pop in before bed to check on Trolls and spammers 😉
    i cant stand laying awake not doing anything, you just get yourself in a state thinking you should be asleep, you’ll sleep when you’re tired, as Hosta finds out, every so often he has an unbroken 8 hours. 

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,249
    But it does make a difference to lots of people, and chronic insomniacs are usually very tired. It can be a bit more complicated than 'you'll sleep when you're tired'. 
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,639
    Gardeners' World on a loop would probably send me to sleep............ but at the mo I just read, or plot.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LG_LG_ Posts: 4,249
    I think it's the more interactive type of screentime that is the problem, in that you can't just let it wash over you but have to engage - typing, scrolling, getting responses etc.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
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