Friday, November 4, 2011


Something kind of cool has happened the past couple of nights. It started Wednesday night. My husband had a late hockey game and wasn't going to be home until about 11:30pm or 12:00am so I had gone to bed without him. Not long after going to bed I woke up with a tickle in my throat and a cough. It wasn't like I was getting sick but as I coughed my throat hurt more and I started getting that sickly feeling in my stomach that sometimes results from a hard cough. Anyway, I finally had to get up and get a lozenge and some nausea medications but then I was awake.

I tried to get back to sleep but before long my husband was home, more lights were on and noise was being made as he showered and got ready for bed. An hour later he was finally settling in for the night and I was still wide awake. By this time I was all entangled in the thoughts swirling in my head and was beginning to wonder if this was the start of a long night.

Then my husband pointed out that it was raining. I hadn't even noticed so I took a second to listen for the rain and before I knew it, it was morning. I hadn't even had a chance to think about it before I just fell asleep.

Last night I was again having a little trouble falling asleep and as I was thinking about it I remembered the rain from the previous night and thought to myself, I wish it was raining again tonight. I started thinking about the rain and the next thing I knew, it was morning again.

Is it possible that falling asleep can be as easy as focusing on something external? Perhaps this is simply a coincidence but I'm going to keep trying it.


  1. This is good news! Glad you had a good nights sleep, and fell asleep quickly, too! You may want to get a sound machine. One of the sounds on mine is rain. Of course I prefer to fall asleep listening to sounds of crashing waves, and seagulls. I love my sound machine.

  2. I've been thinking about a sound machine...think I might ask for one for christmas :)