I’ve been having a weird bout of insomnia lately. It’s weird because my typical insomnia gives me trouble falling asleep and is usually accomplished by what are clearly anxious thoughts. This insomnia, on the other hand, shows up around 3 or 4 in the morning and is only really characterized by the fact that I am not asleep.

I’m sort of kept up by thoughts, but they’re not anxious thoughts. They’re boring thoughts. I can’t seem to stop myself contemplating really really dumb things, like how those rollers you use for painting walls look kind of like alpaca necks. And because they’re boring thoughts, the usual techniques to calm the mind don’t work. My mind is already super calm, and stuff like meditation only worsens the soul-crushing, sleep-stealing boredom I’m feeling. Is this a thing? Clinical boredom? Anyway it’s been going on for a few weeks now and it’s making me tired all the time.

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