Monday, 1 June 2015

Dream Sweet Dreams

There is a friend of mine that has trouble with insomnia. I know that a lot of people have trouble sleeping which in turn causes them to have trouble staying awake at work the following day. I wonder why?

I rarely have trouble falling asleep which seems to bother those who do have difficulty. I tell these insomniacs that the pure of mind and the innocent have no trouble sleeping which is why I sleep like a baby. I won’t bore you with the profanity I have to listen to, but suffice to say they don’t agree that I’m pure of mind and innocent. I do have trouble sleeping some times, when I have had a coffee too late in the evening or when my mind is whirling and twirling about this and that. My solution is to not even try to sleep. Just read a book, watch some TV or write a blog or two for those nights when you can’t think of an idea.

Eventually your body will tell you when it is ready to go to sleep. Maybe not that night, but it won’t kill you to do without sleep for a day. In fact, I can pretty much guarantee that the next night you will fall asleep quickly. If you don’t, there just might be some medical problem that needs to be addressed. There are pills of course, and if you can’t sleep and it is causing problems in your waking life then you should medicate.

Most of the people I talk to who have difficulty sleeping just can’t turn off the old brain. They are going over the actions from the day and reliving each and every decision as to whether it was the right thing to do., forget about it! The past is past. Of course these same people are planning tomorrow when they should be sleeping. I suspect that making lists would help to organize the day so that when the head hits the pillow all of the planning has been done.

Ahhhh…I haven’t a clue why these people can’t sleep. It baffles me completely. You sleep or you don’t, if you aren’t sleeping then I guess you don’t need as much sleep and you should get in the kitchen and bake some cookies while you’re awake. If you aren’t sleeping, you might as well be productive.

I’m headed to bed pretty soon, and can tell that I won’t have any trouble falling asleep tonight. I had a productive day and have some plans for tomorrow that will make it productive. I’m pure of mind and innocent so I plan to sleep like the dead.

Good luck to all of you insomniacs, I will dream sweet dreams for you.


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