Friday, March 26, 2010

I dream to sleep, I sleep to dream

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How many hours’ sleep do you need in order to be at your best, and what’s the minimum you can get on a regular basis and still be functional?
12?  I love sleep, I can't get enough. If I could get away with going to bed at 8.30 and getting up at 8.30 I would be happy. As it is, 10,30 is about the earliest, on a busy day, and 7 is when we HAVE to get up. 

What’s your favorite sleeping position?
Curled foetally into the back of my husband, dribbling down his back!

What was the cause of your most recent difficulty sleeping?
A Very sore back. I slipped a disc, and for 2 weeks I pretended I hadn't. I didn't want to go to doctors because i thought it was something VERY, very serious.  Thankfully when I did eventually go, I was so relieved that it was only this, and found that the drugs do work!

When you can’t seem to drift off to sleep right away, what are some things you do to bring about sleep?
  Meditate.  I practise Reiki and I have found that a simple meditation will send me off to sleep without a problem.

When did you last doze off at an inappropriate time or in an inappropriate place?
When I worked in Glasgow and had my own office. I have the most amazing ability to fall asleep anywhere, and I really really did need a nap. I just propped my Chin on my elbows and fell into a deep sleep.  Someone opening the door 45 minutes later woke me up, and they were very apologetic because they thought they had disturbed me "working hard" ha ha ha ha.


  1. 12, OMG, and I thought the person that said 10 was something. I don't know how you do it I just can't make myself stay down that long.

  2. I'm an 8-hour person, but occasionally on a Saturday I'll sleep 12 (by accident) and feels decadent.

    Have a great weekend!