I came  up with an interesting concept last week. Guilt Free Sleep.

We have been conditioned to sleep at night. We feel guilty if we don’t. We feel as if we have not slept after a restless night. I am not sure why this is. But a lot of people have trouble sleeping at night. You would think there would be less guit associated with it.

Guilt Free Sleep means that you can sleep anytime you can. Not sleeping through the night becomes a non-issue. Don’t toss and turn. Get of bed and do something. In my case, the blog gets updated, I read the news online, eat something, and eventually make my way back to bed, usually within an hour or  so. I don’t feel bad about not being able to sleep. No frustration. Just get out of bed and do something.

I, of course, have the luxury of being able to sleep at any time of day or night. In spite of that, a strange thing happened when I made the decision to move forward with Guilt Free Sleep. I slept through the night with no drugs. I then slept through the next few nights as well. In fact  through every night. I wake up every couple of hours to pee. But that is the norm considering how much water I have to drink. But I fall asleep as soon as I go back to bed.

I am not sure why this is happening. No complaints, mind. It is a mystery.

I tried to sleep this afternoon and failed. But resting for half an hour rejuvenated me.

The result of sleeping is that I am feeling much better and am better able to handle the second chemo treatment. No side effects so far It is still early, though. The side effects showed up after the 4th or 5th day. I am ready for whatever.

One Response to “Guilt Free Sleep”

  1. I love the guilt free sleep. I need to try that! I am so often in a struggle with sleep/the pursuit of it. Loved hearing your vmail. Your voice sounded strong and happy. Dinner prep in the background. Have to love Sunday nights at your house. Thanks for writing writing writing.

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