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To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Normally I fall asleep within minutes of my head touching my pillow. I say Ayat 255, Surah Al-Baqara from the Quran, and my eyes close. I like it better if it’s not bitterly cold, or hot outside, and I can let the window remain open to allow fresh air from outside. 

I do have trouble sleeping if someone disturbs me, or there is loud music playing, or a lot of noise. Before sleeping I wash my face thoroughly, do a repeat cleaning of teeth, and do Wadu (ritual of ablution before saying the prayers). I say my prayers, switch off the ceiling light, and put on the bed light, change clothes to pj’s. A sigh of relief — finally I reach my bed.

Sometimes I have vivid dreams, and after waking up I may remember parts of them — not the whole dream. Nowadays even if I dream I forget what I dreamed about, unless it’s a horrific dream. Even then I may not remember the whole dream.

I have not dreamt for a while now, because I am not remembering any dreams. The last dreams I remember are from previous year.

I was sick having severe pain in my lower back, and left leg. I kept putting off  a visit to a doctor on the off chance of the pain going away by itself. Silly — isn’t it? One day I was having more pain than usual. I mentioned it to Nola (my daughter). She wouldn’t gave till she ascertained that I have an appointment to go, and see a doctor. 

Those days before I went, and saw a doctor,  every night I would see my (late) husband sitting worriedly at my bedside in dreams.  The day I took the medicine he stopped coming.

Wasn’t that strange?

To Sleep, Perchance to Dream

Sleep is one-third of our lives: write a post about it. Do you love naps? Have trouble falling alseep? Wish you could remember your dreams? Remember something especially vivid? Snuggle under a blanket, or throw the windows wide open? Meditate on sleep.