The aftermath of a restless night

5 May


I am fortunate to be a good sleeper. When I go to bed, I usually fall asleep in mere moments.

Last night was an exception.

I could tell when I went to bed it wouldn’t be quite so easy. My mind wouldn’t turn off.  I tossed and turned. Eventually, fell asleep. But it wasn’t restful. I dreamt. I tossed and turned. My pillow wasn’t right. I was too hot. I was too cold. I tried sleeping on my left, my right, my back, my stomach. On and on. I slept two hours at a stretch, one hour, then awoke and it started all over again.




I am fortunate to be a good sleeper. Tonight, I hope to fall asleep in mere moments.

6 Responses to “The aftermath of a restless night”

  1. Dana Murphy May 5, 2015 at 6:23 am #

    Loved the circular nature of this Slice. I’m a good sleeper, too, but I’ve had those nights. You captured it well here. Here’s to a good night’s rest tonight!

  2. arjeha May 5, 2015 at 7:16 am #

    I think we all get those nights every now and then. I am also blessed to be a good sleeper. My wife tells me nothing wakes me up during the night. There are those nights, however, when I can’t get to sleep or sleep sporadically. Glad they don’t happen too often.

  3. Haddon Musings May 5, 2015 at 7:38 am #

    Oh, you described those night so accurately. Hopefully you will be so tired tonight you will have an uninterrupted night tonight and awake tomorrow with loads of energy. Go easy on yourself today.

  4. rosecappelli May 5, 2015 at 11:18 am #

    I envy good sleepers, because I am not one. I can appreciate how your night went, as I have been there many times. But I have also experienced the refreshing feeling of a good night’s sleep. Here’s hoping you get one tonight!

  5. Tara Smith May 5, 2015 at 3:50 pm #

    I am a terrible insomniac – so here’s to you returning to your usual patterns of sleep – lucky you!

  6. mlvteach May 5, 2015 at 4:49 pm #

    Do you think it’s the moon? I have slept terribly this past week. I attributed it to anxiety over the approaching state standardized tests. Ugh! Sleep tight tonight!

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