it wasn't the best of nights last night...oh well..i suppose i will be grateful it wasn't the worst of them either.
i am continually amazed at the panic people somtimes get into when for whatever reason, their sleep is disrupted. it really is not that big of a deal. we seem to believe in the sacred cow rule of sleep..that we have to have our 7 or 8 hours of undisturbed rest or our entire mind and body will fall apart fast.
this is so not true...we are animals not machines..and animals are built to be flexible...animals need to be able to wake instantly and cope with changes and threats and then compensate for our disturbed rest..it is freaking survival. nature did not make special rules for human animals that says we have to sleep 8 hours straight or we permanently break..we made up that stupid rule...the rest of all living species manage sleep disruptions quite well.
and don't quote science to me either..science is the human way of defining every millisecond of life into neat and stackable boxes that our limited minds can comprehend....science really has yet to get a handle on natures miracle of living...or sleeping.
sure 8 hours of undisturbed sleep is nice..sure it is refreshing but so is a warm and sunny mexican beach in the winter...but that does not make either one absolutely necessary. i have never stepped on a mexican beach andi rarely have the luxury of undisturbed sleep and i am still tickng along not too badly.
do you now how many people try to dump or nuke their aging pet cuz they wake their poor, sleep deprived human up at night?
fer chrissakes figure it out..the animal is not getting a ton of undisrupted sleep either and they aren't falling apart like their people are.
it is an issue that can be fixed or minimized as long as the human does not freak out and have a mental meltdown cuz fluffy muffy dared to disturb the sacred human 8 hour rest period. the freak out itself does more damage to the human mind then getting woken up once in awhile.
some folks get all twisted up in knots about their lack of sleep..what about poor little tuffy who just needs her clickety nails trimmed or who's little and not so strong bladder needs to go outside so she doesn't pee on the nice carpet..does anyone care that she now feels that everyone is either mad or frustrated with her? not such a nice way for an elderly animal to have to feel.
i heard about an elderly midnight yowling cat last week wrecking her human's sleep, her human was calling around wanting to put the cat PERMANENTLY to sleep..so why not just figure out why the poor thing is upset and yowling and fix it for her please.
anyway..i like nice long sleeps..but just cuz i like them does not make them absolutely necessary...undistrubed sleep is like cheesecake..a nice to have but really not a matter worth the life and death of an elderly animal dontcha think?
Uninterrupted sleep... is there such a thing ? On the odd nights it does happen.. when I wake up , I always freak out a bit. How could that happen, why didn't Ripley wake me up by pawing at the covers to get underneath, or levi didn't bark becuase he decided in fact he did have to go pee ( even though I had let him out just a couple hours earlier when I went to bed )or Roxie barking like a mean bad dog cuz a cat or racoon happened to walk by when she was looking out the window. I am not comfortable again until I am out of bed & every one head has been counted & they are all fine.
I probably only sleep right through when I have had several glasses ( or bottles ) of wine. ;-)