Tuesday, January 15, 2008

OF BOTHERSOME THOUGHTS IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT

If there was one thing I could wish for right now, I'd wish for 'them' to stop bothering me and allow me to sleep in peace. I really do (forget about wishing for world peace or loads of $$$, etc)

As if the crazy bouts of sleeplessness (which I've referred to as insomnia in the past) is not enough! I'd like to assume that the sleeplessness that has been causing me misery has decided
to take a break, thus allowing me to sleep like any normal human being. And true enough, I've been sleepy enough the last few days to actually fall asleep as soon as my head hit the pillow instead of staring aimlessly into the darkness wondering why I never got those glow in the dark stars pasted to the ceiling while allowing the few precious hours of the night to slip away into nothingness and having to overdose on coffee the next day just to keep things real.

But I digress...

The thing is, my much needed sleep has been intermittently disturbed by the craziest dreams
ever, one of them (on Saturday night), where an aquaintance whom I've never met in person before was chilling with me and my grandparents in their old house while watching the A-team which surprisingly was playing the theme from Airwolf. We even unanimously agreed that Mr.T from the A-team was the man behind the current craze of wearing 'bling' (Now this dream may seem normal enough, but my grandpa's been dead for the past 12 years, whereas the house we were in was sold a few years ago. And then there's the crazy mix up of theme songs... and not to mention the acquaintance who suddenly decided to make an apperance. Weird!)

The next day, I was woken up disgruntled by another dream. This one involved me having to work in a light house (sans light) in the middle of the night. I remember my mom was there, saying that she'd accompany me in the light house. No thanks to the light house, I had to pass
on another duty to my assistant. Suddenly it became daylight and most of colleagues were at this place where I used to live a long time ago. I can't recall why we were there in the first place, but horrors of horrors, I was in a terribly heated argument with one of them regarding an issue which I'm annoyed about. Imagine waking up to this and having to go work after that!

And last night, after watching House on tv, I trudged off to bed, tired out by the happenings of the day... and my sleep was once again disrupted by yet another insane dream. This time I was on my way to work when the road I usually take on this one particular bridge (the lousiest stretch of road ever) suddenly was made of wood, and it was almost impossible to drive on it, because I kept falling off the road. And through my car, I was having a conversation with someone in the car behind me and were complaining about the road, and how we were gonna be late for work. (I have no idea how this was even remotely possible,but dreams do have the tendency to have lots of vagueness in them)

This is crazy... the dreams have got to stop!

4 comments:

  1. Now that last one was wacky. I hope your dreams settle down soon, and then maybe the insomnia will stay away for awhile.

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  2. I suffer from a similar set of problems. I intermittently have insomnia - I used to have it a lot more than I do now - and have crazy dreams all the time. I think its to do with your brain not quite shutting down. The REM sleep (when you dream) is not deep sleep, and so if you have problems sleeping then you are probably going to have a lot of crazy dreams. But its a step in the right direction. Hopefully you're sleep pattern will settle and you'll get more deep sleep. You'll still dream as you come in and out of deep sleep, but you might remember them less.

    I don't know if this happens to you, but I have the added thing of whatever thing shuts off your physical movement when you sleep doesn't quite work for me. I don't think I actually sleepwalk, but I do sit up, open my eyes (I've been told), thrash around, and sometimes even engage in combat; so that I sometimes wake up more physically tired than when I went to sleep. Our brains are weird things, aren't they.

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  3. Yeah, I've heard about the physical part not being shut down properly when we're asleep...

    One thing I do know is that I feel myself falling all the time when I sleep, but this most probably has something to do with me sleeping at the utmost edge :)

    Yeah... our brains are way too weird!

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