...our Friday Five today will focus on sleep, or the lack there of.
1. Are you prone to sleep challenges? Insomnia, snoring, allergies? Other sleep challenges?
hmm... my husband claims I snore - but I am about 10,000x quieter than other members of my family. After spending a weekend with our inlaws, I think my husband was actually grateful for how quiet I am.2. When you can't sleep what do you do? Toss and turn? Get up and read? Play computer games?
I usually just lay there. I'm still pretty young and I haven't quite experienced sleepless nights yet. Although the worst is when you don't feel good and can't sleep. I just roll over and pray that I drift off. Mostly I let my mind wander and think of all the things I need to do (I get a lot of sermons revised during these moments... as long as I remember my thoughts when I get up the next morning)
There are some dreams I remember vividly... and if I was smart I'd write them down and write them into short stories. I've come up with some amazing dramatic little tales in my dreams.
4. Can you share a funny or confusing dream you've had? Or a dream you have over and over?
I used to have this dream that I was at the Living History Farms in Des Moines, IA and we were wandering through various centuries of farm life and there was a tornado. We had to run away from this monstrosity that was coming towards us. I think I've had that dream at least five or six times. Tornados are supposed to be symbols of change and warning in our dreams, so I wish that I had paid more attention to what was going on in my life when I have had those dreams.5. When you don't sleep how do you get through the day? Lots of coffee? or a nap later in the day?
Coffee tends to give me a headache when I've had too much. I try to nap, but mostly I just push through it and crash at the end of the day. As a person who pulled all-nighters in school, it was a badge of honor to push through it without any kind of stimulant help. The NEXT day was always hell - but there isn't much besides sleep that can help me.