We All Sleep Shop, Carrie Underwood

The $600 Insomnia Side Effect

Sleep Shopping Syndrome: when sleep deprivation causes you to kill time by online shopping in the middle of the night. Symptoms may include buyer’s remorse, multiple emails confirming purchases the next morning and momentary euphoria when packages arrive.

After tweeting at about 3:00 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 21) that she couldn’t sleep — “Dear pregnancy insomnia, Please go bother someone else…like dads. Go bother dads. My husband sleeps so soundly and peacefully and I’ve been awake for 2 hours (so far). How is this fair? Imma lose my mind” — it sounds like she just kind of gave up on sleeping and headed for her computer.

And it also sounds like it wasn’t all last-minute gifts for her friends and family because she freely admitted in the post that she bought $600 worth of makeup.

And her hashtags capture the rationales we all use when we sleep shop. Proving once again that Carrie Underwood is all of us.

#SeemedLikeAGoodIdeaAtTheTime

#HelpMe

#TakeAwayMyShoppingApps

#ButThereWasASale

Alison makes her living loving country music. She's based in Chicago, but she's always leaving her heart in Nashville.