1 EAGLETON NOTES: Thankful Thursday: Sleep

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Thursday, 2 May 2013

Thankful Thursday: Sleep

This morning I had (for my own piece of mind) to be up at 0400 to make sure that a friend was up to catch a plane to the US.  I set the alarm on my iPhone.  If I was catching the plane I would usually sleep soundly until the alarm (or, more usually, wake just before it went off).  Presumably because it was someone else I slept in short fits and starts through the night checking the time.  I know that many of my friends do not sleep soundly and are awake a good bit during the night or have difficulty getting to sleep in the first place.  Never having had either problem, last night as I lay awake my mind spent a lot of time mulling all sorts of things over including the terrible curse that chronic insomnia would be. 

Today I am thankful that usually when I put my head on the pillow I fall asleep quickly and I sleep soundly.

The post script to this post is that as soon as I'd checked on my friend I was asleep: properly asleep!


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    1. Yes Monica. I think you are correct in that it's easier to sleep if one does have peace of mind but does a lack of peace of mind necessarily stop one from sleeping? There must be many other causes of insomnia too I would have thought.

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    2. It was you spelling that made me smile, whether intentional or not. (piece instead of peace)

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    3. Gosh I must have been half asleep (I probably was) when I read that. I didn't even see the mistake. I just saw what I expected to see. It comes to a sorry state when people have to explain their comments to one. 4/10. I'll try to do better next time!

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    5. No wonder after your long flight, I took it for a deliberate pun though... You can make up for it by doing it the other way round another time :)

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  2. Reading this at 3.50 a.m. I was amused!!! Well sort of!! Well, wryly!

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    1. I was thinking of you when I wrote the piece CJ. You probably have different reasons from many though because of the pain. Often insomnia seems to have no specific cause (like dreams).

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  3. If it is up to myself, I usually fall asleep easily and sleep really well. But I wake up with noise in and outside the house easily, and then I get really cross because as soon as I am fully awake, the noise stops (doors banging, heavy steps on the stairs, leaf blowers and lawn mowers - you name it, we get it!).

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    1. Meike I am always thankful for the fact that I live in relative rural isolation: I am rarely bothered by any noise other than the noises of nature around me.

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  4. I am usually up around 4.30 - 5.00am, but if I have to be awake early, I always make sure to set my alarm to be on the safe side.
    Sometimes I'm up earlier, like now (3.05am) while I write this. It's Brownie that has insomnia this time around, so I'm up keeping his company until he settles back down.
    It's always nice to help a friend out when needed.

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    1. Ah yes Virginia but then you do that a lot: you're a kind person.

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