Normal or not? Okay, for the most part, not VERY normal across the U.S. pop, but within certain sub-groups this act of insomnia, anxiety and a keyboard near makes this situation probably pretty normal!!
What do you do when you can't seem to quite your mind and fall into that oh so perfect state of REM. Read, drink milk (hot or cold), watch TV, eat, continue to lay there tossing and turning, watching the clock becoming more anxious that you'll now only get 4 hours of sleep - if that?
Above all else, do you wonder WHY? Why tonight? What you did or didn't do that's causing this? So as if you didn't have enough thoughts milling around in your head, you're now trying to figure out the physiological reasons behind it!!
To tell you the truth, this state of being is NOT normal for me - not being able to sleep; the 3 million thoughts racing around, well, pretty normal. But I wonder, are there 2 million more that I'm either not that aware of or have not processed thoroughly that are the real gremlins behind this frustrating state of sleeplessness!!
Love to hear what keeps you up at night.
Sweet dreams ;)!