There are nights when you think that Sleeping Beauty knew what she was doing when she pricked her finger on that spinning wheel and fell into a deep sleep. There was no tossing and turning. There was no staring at the ceiling hoping sleep would come soon. She didn’t spend the time she was waiting to fall asleep thinking about the very things that were keeping her awake. So what if she had to sleep until Prince Charming came along and kissed her. What a tough life for her and, to top it off, she got a movie deal out of it. Life can be so unfair.
Personally, I would prefer not to have cameras rolling while I’m sleeping. It’s not a pretty sight. Take my word for it.
The Ironies of Sleep
When you need to sleep the most that’s the time when it is most likely to elude you.
The following are some potential techniques that may help to remove some of the hurdles associated with getting to sleep:
Even a good bedtime story has to end. The good thing is that you can read it over and over again. The trick is finding the book/technique that meets your needs and makes you want to go back to it over and over again.
All of us have something in our lives that may make it difficult for us to sleep (for example, sickness, debt, a looming decision, or just bad sleeping habits); however, that very sleep is what we need to help keep things in perspective so that we can figure out a way to deal with it rather than letting it overwhelm us.
Sleep should be more than a fairy tale to you. With the right technique, dreams can come true.
Over 30-years of writing experience, over five years as a cancer survivor, and a lifetime purveyor of wit and laughter.
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