11.14.12 – Sleeping Powers

Guess who got to sleep until 850am today!  I woke up naturally without an alarm blaring in my ear!  Those of you that have slept in the same room as me know how loud my alarm is.  Those of you that have slept in the room next to me know too.  I am a deep sleeper.  That is something that I love about myself.  I can fall asleep in airports, bus stops, parks, libraries, chairs, cars, or in any bed, floor, or patch of dirt.  I don’t wake up when people walk about the house which is a great quality to have being a couch surfer.  There are of course a couple of exceptions to my wonderful sleeping powers.  I cannot sleep in a hammock.  I had such terrible nights of sleep in a hammock I won’t even lay in one for longer than 20 minutes.  I will say that one good thing came out of my four sleepless nights in a hammock.  That would be my friend Stella.  Let’s just say she was sitting on a picnic table which I passed on my way to the bathroom.  Also, I can’t share a blanket, unless it’s queen or king sized, with some one if I want to sleep without interruption.  I love to snuggle – awww – but usually, in the middle of the night I wake up and grab my own blanket or beloved sheet.  I make a cocoon like a sleeping bag or like a cocoon I guess.

Any travelers out there have the same sleeping abilities?  Or lack of?  What’s the worst, weirdest, or best place you have ever slept?

I will share one of my favorite sleeping places.  My family all gathered at my Aunt Beth’s place in Ohio for a weekend.  The cousins had free reign of the basement.  This is a big basement, but we all decided to sleep in a square formed by two couches, an air mattress, and the television.  I found some space on the floor in the middle of the square surrounded by the people I love.  I slept like a baby.  This is how my cousins and I have slept since we were kids.  We would all huddle together, put on a movie, and pass out before the movie is finished.  It may be a safety/security thing, but I think it goes beyond that.  It’s happiness.  I sleep best when I’m happy.  I always fall asleep while reading books.  That just so happens to be one of my favorite things to do :-)

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