Sleep is important to us all. If you are anything like me, you feel that you don’t get enough and sometime spend more time sleeping then you should because you have things to accomplish. I think the important part of sleeping is to get quality sleep, not necessarily quantity sleep. Personally, I have nights where I sleep barely 4 hours and feel fantastic. Other nights I can barely drag myself out of bed after 6 or 8. I have mentioned before how my wife hates that I can fall asleep so quickly.
I think part of it has to do with one’s mindset when you go to sleep. I find that the nights that I cannot put to rest the work and worry of the day, or the next day, then I toss and turn and sleep very poorly. If I can clear my mind and find some peace in sleep, I am rewarded with vivid dreams (Some waiting to be spun into short stories/novellas, or even full length Novels or series of novels). As the cliche goes, one must find your happy place before sleeping, in my humble opinion.
I encourage all of you, my Gentle Readers, to find someway to get the quality sleep required to keep your minds in top form. Share anything you like in the comments. Tips, tricks, funny anecdotes and stories. I look forward to reading them.