I have found very little in life worth losing sleep over. My selfishness begins and ends with sleep. I will give you money, buy your lunch and loan my diamond earrings to you. I will not listen to your problems or bail you out of jail at 3:00 a.m. If airfare is cheaper on the 6:00 a.m. flight, I do not care. I will not get up at 4:00 a.m. to save $150.00. Count on me to pick you up at the airport if your flight arrives between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. After that, call somebody else. I am that selfish with my sleep. In high school, I took a pass on the post prom all night and day party. On my wedding night, I bet I was asleep before anyone else in the wedding party.
You understand that I am protective of my sleep. When our children were teenagers, out for the evening, my husband waited up for them to come home. Not me. I went to bed assured that if anything bad happened somebody would call and let us know. Most parents made sure their children knew the bedroom was for sleeping. No toys allowed. Not me. I made sure fun toys were always in their room to distract them for one more hour before they woke me up. When the children were infants, those few weeks before they slept through the night, I got up to feed and change them. However, I never let my brain become fully conscious. The transition back to sleep was seamless.
My Aunt Marie is in a “rehabilitation facility”. She sleeps at the staffs’ convenience. They do not understand it is not okay to wake people up before they are ready to wake up. Just because you are free to go back to sleep when they complete their 5:00 a.m. task does not solve the problem. They have interrupted the sleep cycle and now you are going to feel crummy all day. I will not do well if I end up there someday. I am way too selfish with my sleep. I probably get it from Mom. She always told me “you can’t take care of anybody else unless you take care of yourself first”. I believe her. I am always ready for whatever the day brings as long as it brings it after 8:00 a.m. and before 10:00 p.m. Otherwise, call somebody else.
My memory foam mattress contributes to my selfish nature. With this much comfort, who would want to give up a moment of time spent laying in bed? Have you tried it? It’s worth the effort – take it from a selfish sleeper. My only wish is that you enjoy your sleep as much as I do. And that won’t be possible unless you are enjoying your slumber on a memory foam mattress. With Live and Sleep’s 100 night* sleep trial, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain. Won’t you join the selfish sleeper club?
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