"Ladder Leading Up To The Sky" by Sira Anamwong found at: freedigitalphotos.net
For the past 10 days or so I have been sleeping only about 3-4 hours a night. This is absolutely not normal for me. Yes, I may be a true night owl. I have honestly been that way my whole life. And yes, I am blessed with natural energy and don't require a whole bunch of sleep. But even for me, this is getting ridiculous.
Then suddenly, yesterday, while at a friends birthday party, I realized just what the heck is going on.
It is November. This is the time of year that, like so many others out there, I struggle a bit with family relations and memories of not so cheerful holiday experiences. So for the past 10 years I have been dealing with nightmares every November. Sometimes just a couple of them. Sometimes a relentless amount that leave me feeling very emotionally drained.
Apparently, this time I seem to have come up with my very own cure. I guess that somewhere in my subconscious I have decided that if I don't sleep then I can't have nightmares. Now, while I have to say that so far this November my 'cure' is working I can't say that the side effects are worth it!
Tell me, have you ever been plagued by nightmares? Were you able to get rid of them? Did you do anything, consciously or otherwise, to try to avoid them?