I have trouble sleeping most nights, waking up after 2-3 hours and sometimes not able to get back to sleep for the rest of the night, or sometimes not able to fall asleep at all. It’s been this way all my life and usually I’m adjusted to these periods and have different methods that generally work. Every once in a while I get to the point where I just need to sleep. What drives me over the bend though, is when my mind says I need to sleep and my body says “nuh-uh, not gonna happen”. I close my eyes only to have them open and staring at the ceiling or the wall. Last night was one of those nights. I have had a series of late nights and early mornings and was looking forward to a nice sleep, waking up refreshed and alert. Don’t laugh.. it could happen! My wish for a Disney-like sleep to be woken by twittering birds and singing forest animals did not come true. I woke up every couple of hours. Last night my body decided to try something new. Every time I woke up I was sitting, on the verge of getting out of bed. Now, I’ve never been a sleep walker so this was an unnerving new development. I managed to convince myself each time I did not actually need to get up and yes it was necessary to lie back down for the rest of my sleep. Today I am tired and feel more than a little strange and I wonder about this new sleep development. Is there such a thing as a sleep sitter?