Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

Early Start

April 7, 2011

When I was a college student I thought that it would be handy if I were able to get by on less sleep.  It seems that I am now being granted my wish.  There are nights when  I will go to sleep about eleven and wake up at three.  I will toss and turn, trying unsuccessfully  to go back to sleep.  I have finally decided that I might as well accept, that on those mornings, I will get an early start to my day.  This happens maybe three or four times a month.  I have heard that other people my age have similar experiences, so I am not worried about it.  I feel fine.  I simply get more hours in my day, just like I wanted thirty years ago.

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How Did You Sleep?

June 15, 2010

“How did you sleep?”  My father-in-law would ask.

“Lying down”  I would reply.

Early in my married life this exchange would take place each morning when we were visiting the in-laws.  I never really understood why my father-in law would ask the question.  It seemed odd to me at the time.  I didn’t always get as much sleep as I would like, but I always slept good.

Now that I am older I understand the question.  There are some nights that I don’t sleep well.  Either my mind is too active, or my body is too sore, or there may be no known reason, but sleep is sometimes elusive.  I now appreciate the value of a good nights sleep, and so I now understand the question.

How did you sleep?

(Oddly enough, my son asked me that very question, just this morning.)