Monday, August 1, 2011

The slumber zone

All the statistics point to the fact that we spend one third of our life sleeping. Does that mean if we live to be 80 that we spend 26.6 years of our life sleeping - egads that's a long time sleeping. Sleeping is on my mind because hubby and I went and bought a new bedroom suite yesterday.

I love the bed that we currently have, in fact the truth is hubby and I have had the same bed for 18 years. Now before you screw up your face and go eewww! it's a water bed and we have replaced the bladder several times over the years, but not the bed so not so eeww after all. Our room is a bit of a hodge podge of mixed pieces and a new bed or bedroom suite has not been high on the priority list.

The thing is old bones need more support, hence the move from a full wave waterbed to a real mattress. I'm not sure how we're going to go with the change but I'm sure we'll adjust. Not sure when it will be delivered yet but I do know that it will require a massive clean out of the room which I'm not looking forward to.

My favourite time of the day is when I climb into bed at night and I can switch off my mind and just simply be. When I was younger I had a habit of saving up all of my special thoughts during the day and then when I climbed into bed at night I would let them all tumble forward. It was my dreaming time (before I actually went to sleep)

It was a time when I considered my goals, my progress, the things I wanted for my life. It's not the most recommended way for having a sound sleep, especially when sleep specialists recommend that you free your mind when you get into bed so you can sleep soundly - but I've never been one to follow the rules. It worked for me and it's why I used to love climbing into bed. These days I simply get into bed and shut off my mind, I'm too exhausted to think about anything by that stage.

I'm a little bit excited by the thought of a new bedroom suite and a little bit worried that I may not like my bed as much. Sleeping in a waterbed is a little bit like climbing into a warm cloud and being surrounded by softness. Dumb explanantion but that's how I've always felt. Of course the cloud is cooler in summer as well.

Now I might have to go out and invest in an electric blanket because I like warm beds, not to mention all new bedding because we've gone kingsize. Life is about stepping out of your comfort zone but I'm not so sure sleeping outside of your comfort zone is the same thing. We'll see.

Cheers, Fi

May sleep envelop you as a bed sheet floating gently down, tickling your skin and removing every worry.  Reminding you to consider only this moment.  ~ Jeb Dickerson


  1. "Sleeping outside your comfort zone" tee hee! Enjoy!

    My bedroom is my favourite room in our house. It's my sanctuary.

  2. Gee love, you didn't need to go to all that trouble - we are only staying one night!

    See you soon.


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