As I’ve grown older I have had trouble sleeping. I think I went almost three months on only one or two hours of sound sleep at night. I was irritable, restless, and discontent. I finally convinced my doctor to give me medication to help, and since then I’ve slept at night. Not getting enough sleep was a problem for me and I know it’s because when I close my eyes my mind doesn’t stop–all kinds of thoughts begin to play out, sometimes I can see whole movies about the things I’m thinking about. It’s good to know that I’m not alone. Read the following article:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/20/elderly-sleep-less-neurons_n_5692504.html?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000592No

It would be remiss of me not to mention that I’ve fully accepted the fact that I am not going to live forever and that death is inevitable, thus I’ve considered the fact that many people die while sleeping. Hence, if I don’t sleep, that eliminates that mode of death! A lot of elderly people could be thinking the same thing. But the neuron theory is one I have to think about. As I grow older, I sleep less without medication. So for me growing older, sleeping less is not a false start, it is a true phrase.

In my new novel, “A False Start,” there are no elderly people losing sleep, but there are a few characters who are sleeping less because of guilt. Read the first four chapters at:
http://www.afalsestart.com

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