Looking around, I see a lot of writers have something called insomnia.
It feels like everyone has it but me.
Yes, I don't have insomnia. In fact I go the other way.
I sleep a lot. 12 hour nights along with occasionally napping during the day, I tend to oversleep and have a deep attachment to my bed.
The only time when I'm not like this is when I'm very stressed out and then I'll stay awake and that's due to my anxiety problems. Nothing to do with sleep habits.
I love sleep. If I could marry it, I would. Well, no I wouldn't but you get the picture?
School work is often something that keeps me up till the early hours but I find that once I'm in bed, I'm off. During high school, I slept for an average of 5 and a half hours per night. In my first year of college, 4 hours. Now, I am at about 6 hours. But if I am not woken up by someone else, I'll continue sleeping until I've had at least 10 hours of sleep.
I've lost count of how many writers tell me they have insomnia and sometimes I feel like it isn't fair. If I was like that, I could write when I can't sleep.
Honestly though, I am a hypersomniac with the schedule of an insomniac. I have to stay up doing college work and go to sleep late. But I have to wake up in the mornings to drink Red Bull. And it's my mother who wakes me up. I can't sleep by myself and alarms don't work. I could put it on the other side of the room but in the morning, I'll get up, deactivate it and just go back to bed.
Also insomniacs can survive during the day on low levels of sleep. I can't. I am still incredibly sleepy for about two hours after waking and am still not alert until about 3pm. But by 8pm, my energy levels drop.
Caffeine keeps me going.
It feels like an addiction to be honest.
It makes me feel weird that I'm not an insomniac since so many writers are though. It makes me feel like I'm doing something wrong! lol!
Do you suffer from insomnia? And are you a writer?
I'd love to know.