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Insomnia & Me

I was diagnosed with insomnia in high school. I was working in a movie theater and staying out till very late, sometimes we wouldn’t screen a movie until 2 and 3am. I would get my popcorn, grab a huge soda, and sit in a theater and watch a movie. A majority of the time it was several of us, but on occassion we would each sit alone in a theater to make sure it ran well. I remember watching The Skulls at 3am, by myself, with a huge glass of Cherry Coke and popcorn…. That is when I knew I was not like everyone else.

I would go on church trips and I remember laying in bed, eyes open, unable to sleep. I would stare at the clock, which is what most insomniacs complain about, I also would watch smoke detectors blinking on and off…

My mom saw there was an issue, so I went to the doctor and got put on meds. There was about a 15 minute window before I feel asleep wherever I was once I was on the meds. That helped for quite a bit, but the meds had a side effect that would wake me up after a few hours and keep me awake the rest of the night.

I’ve always enjoyed sleep, but always had a hard time getting to sleep.

What do you do to help you go to sleep? I’ve always been a night owl, and sometimes struggle to get to sleep. I had more to talk about with this but TOTALLY blanked out on it!


I was going to write this, but it started raining, @ exactly 1:44. We have metal awnings, so it’s very loud. How weird though, 1:44am…… 2:00am….3:33am……morning light…

Yeah, it’s been a long time since I made a true 3amjosh video. This is just a teaser of what’s to come and to be honest, it might scare you. It’s wierd, I was playing around and just had an idea so I did it. The future ones will be more funny, this was more on my messing around with my artsy side of my brain. Enjoy.

I went to sleep and had a recording set to go off at a certain time, as well as the video camera would be recording anything wierd I did while I slept. So, I never woke up for this 3amjosh and it’s the first I believe of it’s type out there on youtube!