Friday, 2 July 2010

Opening my eyes

I've had some trouble sleeping lately. Most likely to do with the heat: it hardly gets under 20 degrees at night. As a matter of fact, when I cycled home from work this morning (at 4.45am if you please), the sun was starting to rise properly, while the heat of the previous day hadn't even left yet. So, having to sleep in that starting heat would be a challenge to say the least. (It did prove to be: I only slept four and a half hours)

But it wasn't the only problem I've had this week. On Tuesday night I went to bed at about half past midnight. I always open the door from the kitchen to the hallway and the door from the downstairs loo to the hallway. I went to sleep, nice and snug in my bed. I woke up only a few hours later. Sitting on the couch in the living room.

This hasn't been the first time this happened. I have woken up on the couch before (after having gone to bed) and usually I have been up to something. Probably needed the bathroom, since those doors tend to be shut. Sometimes quite a few lights are on all over the house (which I never do by the way). I have however, never gone outside. And hopefully I never will.

Tonight I will go to bed early-ish, to catch up on some of the zzzzzzz's I've missed this morning.


  1. Starting today, we are switching from coolish and rainyish to rather hot summer weather. Air conditioners will get a workout.

  2. We're supposed to get hot weather this weekend, too! I hope you catch up on your sleep and don't sleepwalk anymore!

    I finally posted the answers to your questions...they were fun to answer! I'm sorry it took me so long!

  3. So...sleepwalking. Be careful. Don't pee in the cupboard.

    Although it has it's pluspoints. If you want to kill someone, you could do it while you sleepwalk and you'll not end up in jail, because you didn't know what you were doing at the time. Honest. Precedents have been set.

  4. Our weather has been very warm too Mara and I've had difficulty sleeping but I don't have to go to work. Hope you get some good sleep soon. A

  5. Scary stuff with the sleepwalking. I hope you continue to wake up alone!

  6. Sleepwalking? Often it's a sign of stress, Mara! Our older son did it once or twice, the first episode was on a plane on the way to New Zealand, the first time he'd ever flown. The steward found him in first class, still asleep! LOL!

    Do you need to destress?

  7. So you are sleepwalking. Maybe you need to be chained to your bed :o


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