Sunday, May 28, 2006

The Fifth Position

So, has anyone else ever wanted a fifth position for sleeping? I mean, there's left side, right side, back, and stomach, and pretty much everything else is some variation. Even sleeping with your butt in the air is a variation of being on your stomach.
So, these last few late nights when I've been tossing through the four positions (no butt in the knee bursitis is a little much for that), I've been really wanting some other option. I almost actually slept with my head at the foot of the bed instead just for some alternative. Weird.

Meanwhile, church is an hour earlier now, and I remembered but lots of other people didn't. It was a nice service for the first summer one; special music by a lady who sang and played an old Quaker hymn, and we seemed to sing extra, too, with an extra hymn, which I am all about. I do loves me my singin'!


Anonymous said...

When I was a kid, I actually used to flip around and sleep with my head at the (usual) foot of the bed when I was having trouble sleeping. It really worked, and I don't know why. Sometimes I would also sleep on the floor in my sleeping bag, even though my perfectly good bed was two feet away.

Maybe the change of situation and sensation distracted my thoughts enough that I could drift off to sleep.

Try it!


Anonymous said...

I ALWAYS slept with my head at the foot of the bed on hot summer nights 'cause the foot of the bed was right under the open windows where there might be a little breeze. When I have trouble sleeping and revisit mentally all the beds I've called home, I include both ends of my pink-sheeted bed on Henry Street.