All People And Critters Have To Sleep

by Sherry Riter in Bella {a dog's story}  ,Family,Health,Sherry

Ninety-nine percent of the time I am able to fall asleep within one minute. Because I know SO MANY people that struggle to not only fall asleep, but to also stay asleep, I have great compassion for them. Hopefully if you fall into that category, you have read Sleep, REM, Insomnia – 11 Ways To Improve & Get More Sleep and it has helped you to get a better night’s rest.

If that wasn’t enough reading, there are also 21 Reasons Why You Should Take A Nap Everyday To Improve Your Life. As a little girl, I HATED taking naps. Actually, up until a few years ago, I hated taking naps, but I have changed my wicked thinking and I just love, love, love a three hour nap.

Yes, three hours.

I have to admit that after taking a three hour nap, I find it very hard to fully wake up. There are quite a few ways to help yourself wake up after a nap like that if you have a hard time like me.

I love watching people and critters sleep. I watched Alyssa and Brittany sleeping all the time as they were growing up. I could hear their soft little breathing sounds and I loved them more and more with every breath they took.

Often I sneak up to the big tank and I watch Turtle sleep as he basks under the warmth of the light. He looks so peaceful and quiet just like Bella looks when she’s sleeping. I almost have as many pictures of Bella sleeping as I do of her wide awake and up to her usual antics.

When I sleep, I don’t move much. I have often woke up the next morning EXACTLY the way I had fallen asleep. I sleep like a rock…I rarely dream, snore or talk in my sleep. Basically I’m just totally out of it. Sleeping is such a great escape now.

So why did I connect so many links and keep going on and on about your health, having a full night’s sleep, and taking naps?

Obviously I can’t take a picture of myself sleeping, but Alyssa took a picture of me with Bella guarding and protecting me while I took a luxurious nap.

Bella is such a sweet dog. I just wanted to brag about her again.

redhead sherry riter sleeping napping with toy poodle bella

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Sherry Riter is also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 Pam@over50feeling40 June 20, 2014 at 10:51 am

My husband can take a five minute power nap and be good as new for the rest of the day. I cannot…it makes me groggier to nap. So I have to make sure I go to be early! Thanks for sharing on the Thursday Blog Hop!


2 Sherry Riter June 21, 2014 at 2:21 am

Thanks Pam! Have you ever tried a 3 hour nap? 🙂


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