I woke up in the middle of the night last night/this morning and could not freaking fall back asleep. My mind kept drifting and fixating on recall-memory sorts of things, like the classification of vegetables. It reminded me of when I was taking a high school anatomy & physiology course, and I used to lie awake counting the bones in my body or thinking about the different components of blood. Good for when it was time to take tests, but bad for sleep.
Normally when I can’t sleep, I stomp around and get all pissed off and stuff, but last night I figured I might be better off going back to one of the guided imagery tapes I used to use when I had insomnia in college. It worked, go figure. I’d highly recommend Belleruth Nepartsek‘s stuff. She’s great.
Hopefully, I won’t have to deal with this too often this semester, but it’s nice to know I have something I can turn to.