Sunday, April 11, 2010

Sleeplessness

It is 2:12 a.m. and I am unable to sleep. Well, I did try sleeping. I hit the bed at 11p.m. after devouring couple of chapters from a novel. And I think I slept (or was I dreaming or was my mind racing through various thoughts), just then I heard a loud thud and I woke up. I heard it near the window and thought there was a thief outside. Though my eyes were closed, I felt as if someone was staring at me. I didn't dare to open my eyes... what if I see a scary figure before me!!! However after few minutes of God chanting and repeated cycles of self assurances , I mustered up courage to open my eyes. The lights in my neighbor's house were on. Probably the sound originated from their house (as an evidence, I could here some more now...). Phew!!! Since then I am not able to resume my sleep. Just to make myself sleepy, I switched on my laptop and browsed for a while and re-read my mails. Staring at computer/laptop screen for a while tires your eyes and I am was trying to tire myself. That's how I ended up writing this post at this odd hour.
Ooops!! it is 2:28 a.m., the clock tells me that I have another 2 hours more before the alarm strikes. I have a long day at office tomorrow and the fact that I am not sleepy yet is scarring me. Anyways I will try acting as if I am asleep. Hope that helps and I will really fall asleep. Bye for now.

7 comments:

Arun Shanbhag said...

Have you tried counting sheep? See a sheep and start counting ... till you fall asleep.
:-)

Poornima Prabhu said...

Good idea. Will try that next time :)

rush said...

poori,

now you can sleep all you want da :)

What were you reading?

Poornima Prabhu said...

@rush: Yeah.. the very next night i.e, I had a sound sleep :). I was reading a kannada novel, Harake written by my dad's cousin, Shakuntala Kamath.

Pradeep said...

oh! dear so sorry! :(..but one question - do you get up at 4AM daily !!!(that alarm thingy) OMG!! you are insane...;>

Poornima Prabhu said...

@pradeep: no not everyday... i wake up only on monday morning when i have to travel back to blore :)

Pradeep said...

oh yeah! I remember those days....nice :)