Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Zzzzzzzzzz

I love sleep. My life has a tendency to fall apart when I'm awake"
-Ernest Hemingway

In keeping with Mary Kennedy’s Dream Club series this blog is on how we get to those dreams… Sleep!


I’m one of those people who can sleep anywhere, any time any place. I think I learned it in college with so much do and so little time. I slept in class, curled up on a library chair, on the floor, campus bench, empty classroom, the cafeteria.

This carried over to adulthood. I’ve pulled my car over to sleep and zonked out draped over the steering wheel, I always fall asleep on the couch...my TV is just an expensive nightlight.

I can sleep with my head on the keyboard resulting in little squares indented in my face. I can sleep in church, the movies, the symphony and at $60 a ticked that is expensive sleeping.

Some of the worse places I’ve slept are in a tent in the rain with the water leaking through the sides and running in the bottom, a plane to London with two screaming babies behind me, overnight in an airport…there’s a treat not to be missed...the dorm freshman year where no one slept ever, on the sidewalk waiting for New Kids on the Block tickets.

Some of the best places where I’ve slept is in a hotel room after that flight to London, in my own bed after a week of
camping in the woods, under the stars in the Grand Canyon, on a sailboat in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay.

What about snoring? I won’t ask if you do but can you fall asleep if the other person snores? Personally I’ve contemplated using a pillow and I don’t mean me to sleep on but the other guy to sleep under...that’s just between us.

What about you? Do you need a special blanket to fall asleep? Do you have a special pillow? Are you one of those people who takes your pillow with you?

Tell us about you and sleep and I’ll give two of these adorable sleep masks from the answers. Just the thing when you want to sleep on that airplane flight. (Please check back to see if you won.)

Mary Kennedy’s Sweet Dreams giveaway is still on. Email cozychicks@gmail.com with your name and email adders. 


Happy Sleeping
Hugs, Duffy

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25 comments:

candace knight said...

I can not sleep if my husband is snoring. I have a special pillow and if I dont have it then I dont sleep. The worst place I slept was in a car, it was terrible. Lol

Lynda Turpin said...

I really envy you being able to sleep anywhere, anytime. Unfortunately, I don't fall asleep easily, and I have problems with insomnia. Then, once I do get to sleep, I'm a very light sleeper, so just about anything will wake me up. Because of that, I listen to quiet music when I go to bed. When I'm traveling I have an app on my phone with relaxing music and sounds to help me block out noises and try to quiet my thoughts. What's really frustrating is that, even if I don't get to sleep until 2 or 3 in the morning, the cats still insist on eating at 6 a.m. And, as anyone with a cat knows, you can't ignore them for long.

I'm really looking forward to Mary's Dream Club series, and it's getting closer....

Maggie Keiko said...

I spent 2 weeks in Japan once and most of it I stayed at friends homes sleeping on a futon on the floor. I sleep rotating from back to side to other side. My hips were killing me by the end of the trip. The most comfy is when I get a brand new fluffy feather bed I feel like I'm sleeping on a cloud.

Grandma Cootie said...

The C-PAP is the greatest invention since sliced bread! Now I don't have to "accidentally" push my hubby to get him to stop snoring. There is still some noise with the machine but I have gotten used to that. I still like a quiet room with only a nightlight, but if there are any benefits of getting old I think one of them is that I don't pop up at every little disturbance any more -- I'm tired! And I don't need to keep an ear open for teenagers sneaking in after curfew anymore either. And my sleep number bed with adjustable head and foot helps a lot.

Anonymous said...

Sleeping in the back of my car when I was homeless back in the late 70's.
Becky Prazak
rjprazak6@gmail.com

Brooke Bumgardner said...

I can sleep pretty much anywhere. I have to sleep with a blanket on, even when it's hot, and I need a fan or a/c on year-round. I also have to have my feet out of the blanket lol.

brookeb811 at gmail dot com

katherine is love said...

I am not as light of a sleeper as I used to be, but I have to have a fan running while I sleep. HAVE to...if I don't, that means a very restless night for me. Thanks to me, now my husband is the same way :)
I am also a very light sleeper, which I think is why the fan helps. Otherwise I hear every little noise and bump and wake up.
katherinedennihy at gmail.com

mary kennedy said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Duffy. Very cool blog, please put the word DREAMS in the subject line if you want to be added to the mailing list and be included in the giveaway. Sweet dreams everyone!!

mary kennedy said...

Forgot to say, I don't sleep much because one of my overweight cats sleeps with us and he has sleep apnea!! So it's snore, snore...silence...and then a big snuffling noise as he wakes up. And then it all begins again. He's so sweet, I hate to banish him to the den, I wish the vet had some ideas...(outside of the fact that the vet keeps reminding me the cat needs to lose weight. He's already on vet food for overweight cats. Sigh. Not sure what else can be done.)

Lisa Ks Book Reviews said...

As a child and young adult I could sleep anywhere. After the loss of my parents within a year of each other I suffered with insomnia that lasted close to 7 years. If I got an hour a night I was very lucky. Now, with the help of meds that give me very strange dreams, my sleep is mostly back on track. I can even sleep nights without the help of meds.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Candace. snoring drives me nuts! I really can’t sleep. I’ve taken to getting my own room at conference etc just to get some sleep. Yeah, cars suck for sleeping.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi Lynda. I’m pretty much a light sleeper too. It amazes me in the movies where the killer is in the room and the person doesn’t know he’s there. I would so know that guy was there. LOL Have a good day.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Maggie. OUCH! Two weeks on the floor makes me ache just thinking about it. I should try one of those feather beds. Sounds like heaven. Thanks for the tip.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Becky. I’m glad things are better for you now. I cannot imagine being homeless. Hugs

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Brooke. I need some sort of noise too…fan TV etc. Keeps my mind from running wild and thinking a million things I should be doing.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Katherine. I even use a fan when I write otherwise I hear every little thing going on too. Does help. BTW…adorable baby!!!

Duffy Brown said...

A snoring cat!! Oh, honey, I’m so sorry. And of course he must sleep with you. LOL

Duffy Brown said...

Oh Lisa, I am so very sorry for your loss. My patents dies within a year of each other almost to the day. So glad you are sleeping better now. I think that’s why I sleep in front of the TV…keeps me from thinking too much. Hugs to you.

Fred said...

I, too, need to have a foot exposed when I go to bed. The worst sleep I've recently had is that I am dreaming that I can't see and if I could just lift my head I would be fine. When I do, finally, get my head lifted, I find that I have one painful stiff neck.

mary kennedy said...

I know, it's awful, Duffy, but I just don't have the heart to make him sleep downstairs. Only a fellow cat lover would understand :-)

Duffy Brown said...

My cats sleep with me, up half the night, wake me for a pet/food/play. Mostly I think they wake me to remind me who rules this roost. ;-)

Duffy Brown said...

Ouch, Fred! That is terrible dream. Would scare the heck out of me. Hope things go better tonight. Hugs

Linda Kish said...

I can drop asleep in a second and doze off during the day with the TV and light on with no problems and do but, when it comes to nighttime and time to go to sleep, I have to have no sound or light.

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Linda. Catnaps are the best. I can get energized in like ten minutes. I think the world would be a better place if we all took catnaps. ;-)

Duffy Brown said...

Hi, Everyone. The winners of the sheep masks are Lisa K and Candace Knight. Send me your mailing address. DuffyBrown@DuffyBrown.com
Thanks everyone for chatting. As always I had a great time. Hugs, Duffy