Things to Do When You’re Still Awake at 3 a.m.

They say you’re most creative when you’re tired, so why not get something accomplished the next time you can’t sleep? Here are some ideas to get you started:

Is insomnia trumping your hibernation?

1. Post on both Facebook and Twitter that you are still awake–the people want to know.

2. Hunt through the bedding for the socks you wore to bed but are now missing.

3. Clean the toilet–if not now, when?

4. Investigate all the strange sounds your house makes.

5. Spy on your neighbor–why the heck is he still awake at 3 a.m.?

6. Make a list of all the possible reasons the bottom of your foot hurts.

7. Repeatedly put pressure on the bottom of your foot to see if it still hurts.

8. Check Twitter and Facebook to see if anyone responded to your posts about being awake.

9. Spend 20 minutes thinking about a ninth thing to do when you’re still awake at 4 a.m.

10. Blog about it.

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6 Responses to Things to Do When You’re Still Awake at 3 a.m.

  1. Tommy says:

    So, is your insomnia the kind where you can’t get to sleep? Or the kind where you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep?

    • Normally I’ll fall asleep and wake up about 2 or 3 and have to read for an hour before I can go back to sleep. But Friday night? Didn’t close my eyes even once!!!!

      • Tommy says:

        Damn, that’s rough!

        Are practicing good sleep hygiene?
        Are you following my list of sleep rules?

        Do you have a glowing clock? Someone once mentioned that having a clock you can see at night is a problem because when you wake int he middle of the night, the first thing you do is look at the clock and figure out how many hours are left until morning. And that wakes you up.

        I no longer have a glowing clock.

      • I try very hard to follow the sleep rules, but my body doesn’t respond. I think it’s genetic or something–my mom never sleeps, either.

      • Tommy says:

        Well, the only other trick I know is to have my wife rub your back until you fall asleep.

        But then where would that leave me? 🙂

  2. hachehenry says:

    11..alphabatize your pantry then sort by thrid ingredient. Loads of fun

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