I have always had sleep issues. I used to be awake till about
4AM, then wake up before the alarm went off at 5. Go to school dragging the whole day. In that short period of sleep, I would have horrid, frightening dreams. I was being chased near the edge of a cliff. I would wake up just before I would fall to my 'death'. My heart would be pounding, great wake up call to get ready for a day in school.
My sleep pattern is different now. I usually fall asleep w/i an hr of going to bed, but I wake up several times, until I can no longer go back. I'm awake from 3ish. I find that I rarely dream anymore. The few times that I do, I can still remember most of the story. It isn't usually frightening, but I see more ppl who are no longer here.
Diane, I don't remember ever having that 'Wow, let me jump out of bed and start this day' feeling. I am always tired, starting my day and ending my day. Oh, to sleep thru the night in a deep, restful sleep. Yep, that's my dream!
God bless. Alice.