I’ve never been a sound sleeper. For many years, I figured most bright people stayed awake thinking about stuff that had just happened or things that may be coming their way tomorrow. What a shock to learn that hours of continuous, deep sleep are actually considered healthy. Sleep is what makes the best folks tick.
I still don’t get it. Why waste time dozing when much reflection and anticipation can be realized between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.?
A friend bet me that I was sleeping just fine and dreaming about not going to sleep. That made me pay special attention to the clock on the table near my bed. That way, I could monitor my actual hours of non-sleep. No friend was going to cheat me out of my talent for not being able to comfortably doze at night.
My doctor told me I was getting a little loco about the whole deal. He said sleep is a major contributor to good health and vitality, especially for older folks like me. He told me I can call him at any time to discuss this important issue.
I plan to call him this evening around midnight. I’ll lead off by imitating the voice of my favorite cartoon character, Bugs Bunny, and say, “Hey, what’s up, Doc?”