Wednesday, August 15, 2012

My Insomnia Spurs Creativity

Cute Cupcake with Bow Cell Phone Charm

Cute Cupcake with Bow Cell Phone Charm - $3.50

Among the various health issues that I have to contend with, insomnia is probably the worst. I love sleep! But most of the time I can only sleep during the day and not at night. I've tried not taking naps at all and it still doesn't work. The medicine I'm on for my Tourette's will make me drowsy, but sometimes fails to put me to sleep for the whole night.
Spring Rose Ring

Spring Rose Ring (available in 9 colors) - $5.50

So I've learned over time that instead of getting frustrated because I woke up at 2:30 am and can't get back to sleep, get my butt up and go to the craft table! Lol! I'll have ideas just pour out of me that I  really believe wouldn't happen otherwise. Most of the new items for my Etsy shop were created at 2:30 in the morning in a quiet house with no distractions. You'll find some of them throughout this post.

Pumpkin Stud Earrings

Pumpkin Stud Earrings - $4.00

If you deal with insomnia like me and find you can't sleep one night, get up and get creating! If you're not into crafts, you could read a book, write out the dinner menu for the week, plan out what you're going to do for the day, etc. Let me know what you do when you just can't sleep :)

Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Charm

Alice in Wonderland Cupcake Charm - $8.00


  1. Maybe I need to try getting out of bed when I wake up and can't go back to sleep. Usually I just lay there and start thinking about random things. Some of my best ideas come in the early morning hours. :)

    1. I use to do that and then slowly go back to sleep 3 hours later. But when I woke up, all of the good ideas I thought of just disappeared. That's why I just go ahead and get up :) I can take a nap later if needed.