They say it is really important for us to get 7-8 hrs nightly sleep. I wish they would inform my body. It is 3am & here I am writing about sleep instead of sleeping. When my head hits the pillow, I am out, but 3 or 4 hours later I am wide awake, ready to take on one of my many activities. Maybe I’ll make the greatest necklace that will sell for hundreds?
Sometimes I can even return to my warm comforter & after endless tossing & turning, I catch a few hours more sleep. Sometimes, when I can’t go back to sleep, I get really tired in the late afternoon, close my eyes for a short nap & then I am doomed. Unable to fall asleep by midnight, my cycle gets recycled & a vicious cycle ensues.
What to do, what to do?
I just put socks on my feet. I find when my toes are cold, I really can’t sleep. I wonder how many people experience this or is it just women. I have talked to female friends & have heard the oddest things about sleeping attire. My daughter goes to bed in the winter wearing a wool hat. A girlfriend wears wool gloves. I just add cotton socks. My husband sleeps in his underwear. Old torn tshirts seem to be a favorite. Yet, when I walk through Macys or Kohls, huge sections of the store are devoted to sleepwear Maybe you buy fancy sleepwear when you first start sleeping with someone, hoping of course that in a short period of time your clothes will come off. Remember Dr. Dentons’s, a 1 piece from top to bottom with a trap door? I never got to wear them but they seemed like fun.
These are the thoughts that keep me awake, urgent, world shaking thoughts. The only really good thing about my rambling words on sleep is that it is providing me with something written for my wonderful writers group tomorrow, no, I mean today. I also have learned to use these wee morning hours productively. Some of my best necklaces are created at 5am. Next, I’ll try drafting a blog at 4am.