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Nytol dreams - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
Nytol dreams
Had been trying to sleep for hours, having to get up early on Monday -early, but not quite as early as today. I can now testify that Nytol doesn't do anything at all, at least for me; maybe someone will come along to tell me that I wasn't taking it in the prescribed manner, one hour before going to bed and after taking a shower, drinking a glass of hot milk and counting five hundred thousand sheep. I was trying to think of nothing, to evoke landscapes of distant beaches with surf hitting the reefs or of alien planets with rivers of methane and purple rains. To no avail.... well, that had been the previous night. Last night was different

One way I found to finally go to sleep was to start an iPad app that produces a white noise in the manner of beach surf. That was a good idea, I slept and had beautiful dreams and woke up shortly before the alarm clock to that soothing seaside noise. Only electronic imitation seaside noise, you can tell if you play it at a loud volume but not at the very quiet level I needed it in order to fall asleep to it.

I dreamt of that noise; there were a group of people, a choir, who were going to try and record a vocal imitation of those sounds. They were comparing the sound they were producing to the one from the machine, which in my dreams wasn't the tablet but a large contraption a bit like a US mail-box. The noise from the choir was very different to the electronic surf but quite beautiful in the same way. Maybe I should attempt to write a piece of music using that idea. I woke up at the obscene hour I have to on Tuesdays but strangely refreshed, with the torpor of mornings but also as if I had just returned from a satisfying travel.

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kruku From: kruku Date: January 15th, 2014 11:20 am (UTC) (Link)

The effective thing seems to be any activity that allows ones mind to shift into neutral will help calm restlessnes and hopefully help get one to sleep. As for white noise if it was beach surf noise then wouldn't there be a rythymn there somewhere? I did hear that natural rythymns such as the noise from waves and the wind through trees can help one get to sleep.

Although I can't allways be bothered, excercise seems to free my mind an help me sleep.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: January 15th, 2014 11:25 am (UTC) (Link)
Actually, since it wasn't real surf noise but electronic it is more likely that there was an underlying rhythm and cycles as it probably goes in cycles and patterns.

It worked quite well and I had lovely dreams that included it.

Exercise? I'm trying to remember what that concept entails! :D Not likely at night after a busy day, I'm afraid. I rarely suffer from insomnia, that was unusual, but it often does take me a fair while to wind down and fall asleep. More so when I'm very tired, curiously enough.
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