If only an irrational fear of clowns could explain away my insomnia. Faced with allergies, a bad cold and various life stresses, I only got two hours of sleep last night. Today, when I try to nap, my thoughts ricochet against the walls of my brain and keep me from resting. If I don’t get some sleep soon, it won’t be safe for me to drive to the Ruby East conference tomorrow that I have been looking forward to.

I have never had this happen before, any suggestions?