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So I got about 40 minutes sleep last night, I look and feel like a zombie right now. Am I the only arachnophobic who has repeated nightmares about spiders crawling on my face, or pillow, or on the wall next to my bed? Dreams that feel so real that it jolts me fully awake (when I first starting having them I used to actually jump out of bed and switch my light on, or even leave the room before I realised it was a dream).

My arachnophobia pretty much only applies to spiders that are bigger than 10p coins, but not tarantulas. For some reason I've always loved tarantulas and have a Chilean Rose tarantula as a pet in my bedroom, who is named Rose (yeah, originality is not my strong point!). Of course the spiders in my dreams always fit my phobia parameters, they're always big, black, creepy fuckers, the type that I would run screaming from if I saw it in the house!

Now dreams like this aren't so bad anymore when I'm deep in sleep because I've had them often enough now to know that it was just a dream, and so if I was deeply asleep before then after the initial jolting awake and sitting up in bed I can usually get right back to sleep. However, if I get these dreams when I've only been asleep for an hour or less, as was the case last night, it makes it pretty difficult to relax enough to get back to sleep again, despite knowing it was just a dream.

Fuck you, subconscious! Let me get some damn sleep already! This lack of sleep also isn't helping this persistent dizziness that I keep getting bouts of, which seems to be sticking around for a fourth day.

Also more Lib Dem doom predictions the in the news today:
Which is never a great thing to wake up to, even when I've had more than 40 mins of sleep -.-

On a positive note, Doctor Who was awesome this week. The second best episode of the current series so far, IMO. Now I just gotta hold out until the Autumn! Why, Beeb, why split the series in two this year? I'm just hoping for some Sherlock to fill in the Summer gap.

~ Ace.

Right, that's it, I'm off to watch cute animals doing funny things on YouTube. That's about all my mush mind can cope with right about now... D'awwww!

Date: 2011-06-06 11:07 am (UTC)
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Lib Dem doom predictions from an "independent commentator" who has been a member of the labour party for the last 20 years. Pinch of salt needed perhaps ;)

Date: 2011-06-06 03:24 pm (UTC)
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ORLY? I didn't know that, well, I feel better now. I just hope that when the new constituency boundaries are drawn up the seat loses will be proportional to all 3 parties.

Date: 2011-06-06 11:31 am (UTC)
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Auuugh, those do not sound like nice dreams! I'm sorry :(

(Although I'm fascinated to hear that your phobia specifically doesn't apply to tarantulas.)

A friend of mine sometimes has dreams that there are spiders on her bed and then she wakes herself up to deal with them before realising it was a dream. She's not scared of them, but she finds the waking-up frustrating. I really hope you get a better night's sleep tonight!

Date: 2011-06-06 03:38 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, they're pretty crap, and annoying.

Yeah, it's weird, I'm not sure why tarantualas are different to other spiders. I don't know if it's because they're furry, and so "cuter" looking, or if it's because they tend to move differently from other spiders and don't skitter. But I can happily have Rose crawling up my arm, and yet flee in terror from a spider half her size if it's a normal house spider!

Date: 2011-06-10 06:48 pm (UTC)
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I didn't know they move differently! Huh, I have learnt something. I imagine that could make a difference though in terms of phobia - I know a lot of people hate the movement of spiders.

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