I would like to take a break from our regular poetry programming to ask you all a simple question:
How do you sleep?
Do you get 8 hours? 6 hours? 4 hours? Do you wake up well rested, fatigued? Do you watch TV to entice sleepiness or listen to the ocean sounds or just lay in the dark until sleep comes? Do you have tricks, tips?
I recently learned that a friend of mine gets only 5 hours of sleep and I was astounded. Today, a cleaning lady at my office volunteered information about her sleep life which is an even shorter amount – 4 hours. Her routine: 4 hours of sleep, a shot of espresso and a shot of vodka every morning.
Now I feel as if I need to know about everyone’s sleeping patterns. Why aren’t we talking more about this? How is it that some of us seemingly need 9 hours and others operate on half that?
If you care to tell me, I would love to know about your sleep.