Fighting Insomnia

It’s currently 5:30 AM  here and I have been up since 3:00 AM. In fact, all my post have been written around this time. It’s the only time that I have when it’s absolutely quiet everywhere, the kids are sleeping and there isn’t any cars honking. This also means, I get to hear the call for the dawn prayer and actually get to pray at this time which is the most magical time of worship. Knowing that most people are sleeping but I am connecting with God is sensational!

Anyway, I wish you all a great night and day ahead filled with peace. I’ll leave you with this great quote from Paulo Coelho.

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12 thoughts on “Fighting Insomnia

  1. I can empathize with you. I am usually awake during the wee hours of the morning, but that time can be productive writing time for me for the reasons you cited. The house and my little corner of the world are quiet. I also find it to be a good time to pray to God because I will not be interrupted. After many years of insomnia, I am trying to stop fighting it and trying to embrace it and take a power nap any time the opportunity presents itself.

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    • Yes, I have to train my brain to take power naps. I don’t know how to shut off my brain, this is why it’s causing insomnia. There’s just some much to do and not enough time. Insomnia does have it’s fair share of plus and downs.

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      • I don’t have children, so that gives me free time that I’m sure you don’t have. Enjoy your children! I know what you mean about not being able to turn off your brain. I’ve said that myself so many times. I seem to get all my good ideas at night but after not sleeping well I don’t have the energy to follow through with them when morning comes.

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        • Yes, insomnia seems to bring on that vicious cycle that you have endless things to do because you didn’t have the energy to finalize a task. How to switch off that cycle is a skill I need to acquire. Perhaps a book would set me to sleep.

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  2. Andrea, I’m finally getting back to you. I can’t recall how we were communicating. Was it on Twitter? I recommend the book titled The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society: A Novel, by Annie Barrows and Mary Ann Shaffer if you can find it there in English. It is set during World War II on the island of Guernsey. My favorite book is The Help, by Kathryn Stockett, set in the 1960s in the United States. Those are both historical fiction, and that might not be your interest. Most any book by Jodi Picoult will give you something to think about even after you’ve moved on to other books. Each of her books deals with a moral dilemma, and they are well-written. Barbara Delinsky is similar to Jodi Picoult. For instance, Family Tree, by Barbara Delinsky is about a white couple who have a baby with mixed racial features. This prompts them to look in their family history and come to grips with racial issues. I also like The Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. “The Outlander” is the first book in the series. All of her books are very thick and, therefore, might really be expensive in Egypt. The Outlander begins with a young wife in Great Britain after World War II. She goes for a walk, touches a standing stone, and ends up in Scotland in the 1700s. I hope this gives you some books to look for.

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    • Thank you so much. We started talking right here on WordPress. Actually historical fictions are my favor type of books. I will look around and even in the public libraries for those books. If I find them I’ll let you know. Thank you so much for the recommendations!!

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        • Thank you janat And I am sorry for the late reply.. My computer is broken and I am terrible at looking at msgs on my phone but thank you very much for those recommendations.. I’ll let you know if I find the books here

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          • You’re welcome, Andrea. Sorry about your computer. I love mine as long as it’s working properly. When it isn’t, I’m really at a loss. I hope you get it repaired soon.

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