Friday, March 14, 2008

The Opposite of Insomnia

When I was younger, I used to think I had mild narcolepsy, I didn't really, but it's now developed into the ability to fall asleep at will, very easily in almost any situation.
The only thing that stops me going to sleep at night is when my mind starts working overtime, this is combatted by watching/reading/listening to something until I drop off, and the fact that I sleep on a really expensive latex mattress (nae springs attached!)

The song that springs to mind is this one; "Sleeper" by Audioweb:

Incidentally, this post was started last night, but I fell asleep halfway through writing it. 

7 comments:

Frogprincess said...

I dream of being a narcoleptic. Joke! JOKE! The one situation I can drop off in is planes. The humming just sends me off. I used to travel for my work a lot more than I do now and I remember the awful feeling when you catch the redeye, just manage to drop off, the pilot lands the ruddy thing and you wake up with a jerk thinking 'Wassat? WheramI? Arrrrghh! No! NOOOOOOOO!!'

Blimpy said...

Yesterday I snoozled sitting up atop my child's toy chest - managed ten minutes with child gibbering and tv blaring before the timer bell woke me up with news that said child's fish fingers were ready.

One of the most recent times I snoozed whilst looking after child, I awoke to find that he had coloured his whole face in using his felt tip pens.

nilpferd said...

Germans sleep like a stone.. they look at me funny if I say I've slept like a log.. I used to have trouble nodding off but since the birth of Nilpferd jr it's been a snooze-fest for me. My only drawback was being the lighter sleeper of the two Nilpferd parents, which leads to those "she got me up 5 times last night" "Oh really, I didn't hear a thing" breakfast discussions... and as for sleeping in planes, I only managed it once long-haul, over the Pacific- woke up, looked out the window, mistook the sloping line of the wing for the horizon and thought the plane was in a steep dive.. after that I tried to stay awake in-flight..

Frogprincess said...

The French sleep "with closed fists" - dormir à poings fermés - or indeed like a baby. Cue Ejay. And of course you've all known the ultimate nightmare of having a REALLY important meeting at 9:00 and you wake up, look in the mirror and look as though you've been slashed down one cheek with a stanley knife - you've slept on a fold in the pillow. Aaarrrrrrrrgggghhhh!!! And from experience nothing gets rid of that quickly....I mean you can't really iron it out, can you...?

treefrogdemon said...

Goodness, fp, I wish I could drop off in planes...I'm going to Texas on Wednesday and soon as I arrive I'm going to be swept off to a Gourds gig. Which is nice and all, but a bit of a snooze on the plane first would be marvellous!

Mnemonic said...

Like Blimpy, I can fall asleep anywhere, especially on anything that moves: planes, boats, trains, night buses - I've fallen asleep on them all. Fortunately, all the night bus drivers on my route know me by now and wake me up at my stop. I go from being wide awake to fast asleep in a matter of seconds and apparently, once asleep, don't move. My blood pressure and pulse drop so low that every time I've been in hospital, the staff have been freaked out by it and start testing me every half hour. I've even been checked for the long QT syndrome. It seems to be genetic, as my father. my brother, and me all have the same "symptoms". As most of the family live to their mid-nineties, we've stopped worrying about it and just enjoy the ability to drop off so easily.

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