What exactly describes an insomniac? How do you know when you are?
As far back as I can remember, I could never fall asleep as soon as I went to bed. In fact, I figured this was normal. I'd go to bed, lay awake for an hour or two, then finally drift off to sleep. Then I met people who would fall asleep in 5 minutes after going to bed. Why do they get this luxury? So now I figure, why go to sleep if I'm not going to fall asleep right away anyway? I can spend those hours doing something else. So I find myself staying awake for as long as possible until I can't stay awake any longer. This results in me staying up all night and going to bed at 6-9am. I've tried waking up early in the hopes of falling asleep sooner, but it doesn't help. I just lay in bed again for awhile until I get bored and get up, getting back into my regular vampiric schedule. One day I was awake for 32 hours and then slept for 17. O_o
I just have too many thoughts going around in my head. When I'm laying there at night, everything seems to make a lot more sense so I think about it more. Sometimes I think out big senarios, story ideas, what I'm going to do tomorrow, etc. I don't even know half the stuff I think about, but why does my mind have to be so overactive? I'm an idealist and an artist. Does my creative mind leave me doomed? =\