The Insomniac’s Sputtering Mind

When I get really bad insomnia, I try to convince myself that I’m actually the normal human, and everyone else is trying to fool themselves that sleep is a natural process. My favorite tidbit of history relating to this is that segmented sleep actually was really common in times of yore.

Or, you can pretend you’re in that one episode of the Twilight Zone where if the guy falls asleep he’ll die. It’s an excellent episode.

I also like to pretend that I’m one of those animals that sleeps with half their brain at a time, which is about how I feel today.

I also like to read Little Nemo in Slumberland, which is the best comic surprisingly few people are nostalgic for. I came to it by way of the animated movie I loved when I was younger, but the comics are actually incredibly innovative and sweet. Winsor McCay is an absolute genius. You can graduate to Dream of the Rarebit Fiend from there.

It’s also amusing to shout “Dudley hath murdered sleep!” at the cat.

…I think I may need to take a nap today.

oh bother I’m slowly succumbing to psychosis