Lying awake, staring at the clock alone in your own silent space tick tock tick tock is all you hear no sign of sleep, not a trace. Lay on your head hope to drop off but still you fight to shut down the brain is ticking the mind is roaring like a saddened unhappy clown. Get up again, drink some water then try to battle once more throwing the duvet over your head after watching the shadows on the door. Nothing you do can make any difference your more awake now than you were read a book, do a puzzle unwind all the tension in there. Try with the light dimmed, close your eyes sleep will eventually come try to unwind, close your mind eventually your body will succumb. Lying here still alert will this nightmare end? watch tv, drink more fluids your driving to a dead end. Hours go by and still no sleep its just another one of those nights even your medication fails losing the war and the fights. Morning arrives, two hours kip not enough when you have to work now I want to sleep forever and feel like a right bloody burke. Insomnia is a Horrible disease It strikes when you least expect it.