The highly skilled sleeper goes to bed,
falls asleep before his/her head hits the pillow,
sleeps through the entire night,
and wakes up refreshed and chipper in the morning.
🙂 🙂 🙂
The medium skilled sleeper goes to bed,
gets comfortable after some rearranging of pillow and covers,
falls asleep within 20-30 minutes,
wakes up no more than once per night, turns over and goes right back to sleep,
and wakes up reasonably rested, needing only one cup of java for being able to attack the day.
The poor sleeper goes to bed,
takes a while to get comfortable – if at all,
lies awake for an hour or two, thinking, worrying, and often hurting,
falls finally asleep but wakes up several times in the night.
All too often, these poor sleepers will not be able to fall asleep easily again after waking up at
and 4 am,
but lie there with ghosts and goblins dancing in their minds,
with aches and pains or hot flashes harassing their bodies,
finally falling asleep again
45 minutes before the alarm clock rings
more by exhaustion than anything else.
These so-called “sleepers” (do they still qualify?) will wake up and feel like someone beat them up during the night and even a whole pot of coffee will only partially help getting them through the morning.
😦 😦 😦
>> Here a small piece of advice to young people:
enjoy your sleep while you can. <<
According to my experience, the transition from excellent, to average, to poor sleep will creep up on you with the years and before you know it, you can’t remember when you had your last good night’s sleep.