Tale Weaver 14.10.21 – Only When I Sleep

Our hostess for the MLMM Tale Weaver is Stephanie Colpron and this week she says

Sleep… a precious commodity. Or something that’s just needed to function? Tell me a tale of sleep please. A beauty sleep? A person stuck not being able to sleep… Or on the other hand, a Sleeping Beauty kind of curse?

Tell me a story where sleep occupies a central position, by its presence or absence. Or maybe your relation to sleep why not?

I had the perfect reblog for this with She Sleeps but on checking it out, I’ve already reblogged it.
So Plan B was to reblog its sequel She Awakens but I’ve reblogged that as well!

I think both are worth a read if you want a twist on a fairytale.

So what to do for this week’s Tale Weaver? I’ve written poetry on the subject of sleep, and the problems of not getting any………. or very little.
In fact, I’ve written something on practically all of Stephanie’s suggestions!

Currently, I am not sleeping well. There is a lot going on in my head, and although I am exhausted sometimes, I’m finding it hard to settle at night. Even if I do drop off relatively easily, I am awake in a couple of hours either being too hot or uncomfortable. It is rare I am too cold thanks to the menopause in a box from my post cancer meds. Hubby on the other hand is nearly always cold, so it works out very well as he has extra blankets on his side and I radiate heat all night like a never cooling hot water bottle!
I’ve been a light sleeper for years, so if Hubby stirs, I’m awake. However, I know that I can sleep at my deepest between 6am and 8am, and those two hours are worth about five….. if I get them.
My dreams are varied, confusing, and sometimes amusing, rearranging furniture I haven’t got, returning to a school I left in 1972, forgetting where I parked the car, past relationships and the occasional nightmare which finds its way in verse here on my blog to get it out of my system.
I’ll finish with a link to What’s Your Preference in Bed (which I’ve also reblogged actually) and let the scientists have a turn!
As an aside for this one, it didn’t make a lot of difference. Here, Hubby is sleeping on the right nearest the door, and I am on the left nearest the window……… and I’m still pretty crabby in the mornings!



About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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6 Responses to Tale Weaver 14.10.21 – Only When I Sleep

  1. Sadje says:

    I can understand how not getting enough sleep just makes us irritable through the day and exhausted too.

  2. Carol anne says:

    I sleep in the middle of my bedroom. I don’t think it makes a difference where you sleep, like you, I am a very light sleeper, I wake at every little sound. Xx

  3. murisopsis says:

    The older I get the less sleep I get – I fall asleep easily and stay asleep but I rarely sleep past 7:30AM…

    • Hubby can fall asleep on the settee at the drop of a hat. I find if I have an early night I can’t settle, but am OK after about 11pm provided I can get to sleep in the first place. I’m usually awake about 5.30 but if I can get back to sleep, will sleep until around 7.30 to 8.

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