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Perchance to dream...

I love sleep.  Sometimes the thoughts of jumping into my cozy bed make me positively giddy.  Sometimes the only way I can convince myself to get out of bed in the morning is to remind myself that I can get back into it as soon as I get home from work (I don't, usually, and once I'm up I'm up. I just hate leaving my bed, especially when it's still dark out).  There are all kinds of sleep, each with its own unique characteristics, but there is no sleep quite like that to be had on a cool gray Sunday afternoon.  The sweet lassitude of mind and body as you snuggle under the duvet and tuck your face into a pillow (for want of a friendly shoulder) and hang so precariously on the cusp of unconsciousness that you don't realize you've been asleep until you awaken surprised yet still so dozy and lax and empty-headed - it's restoring.  No better rest for a weary spirit.

Hooray for naps!


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Mar. 28th, 2011 05:30 am (UTC)
I'm really good in bed, I can sleep for days!
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Mar. 28th, 2011 11:25 pm (UTC)
Mar. 28th, 2011 09:40 am (UTC)
OMG...you just described me...

There is nothing to compare to snuggling down in bed and going to sleep...and you have accurately described that wonderful feeling of just going to sleep and then the surprise, (and regret...) that you've woken up and will have to get up! Nor do I do anything else in bed...well, except, you know... We don't have a telly in the bedroom, (John sometimes listens to the radio...) and I never read in bed.

When I lived alone I would always hit snooze at least once to delay the inevitable, and even if I have a great reason to get up, like going on vacation, I still like a to linger a little longer. (Crikey! I wrote vacation automatically instead of holiday...how American is that!) John calls me 'two minutes', because when he tries to get me up I always beg for another...two minutes...

I hate getting up and yet, like you, once I'm up, I'm up...maybe because if I did get back in...I'd be tempted to stay there!

You say perchance to dream...and I rarely remember my dreams but I know I often have adventure dreams like James Bond type things and I can only remember having one or two (maybe three) nightmares in my adulthood. Coincidence? Probably not.
Mar. 28th, 2011 11:43 pm (UTC)
I am a firm believer in good "sleep hygiene" - no TV, computer, etc. in the bedroom. I am also an inveterate snooze addict. To a ridiculous degree, really.

I tend to have adventure dreams or puzzle dreams or escape dreams. I find a dreamless sleep - or at least one where the dreams aren't prominent - is the most restful. There's the rub!
Mar. 29th, 2011 10:06 am (UTC)
Ha! That's what they all probably needed in Hamlet...a good night's sleep!
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