I have always had some sleep apnea. But since sleeping on a better ‘wedge’ shaped pillow, I actually have reduced my snoring dramatically. I actually dream now, which is awesome. And I don’t drift off say, in the middle of the day while charting, at the bedside of patients, or fight the urge while driving.
And I dream! I recently dreamt that about a tiny kitten in a super-hero suit like Iron Man. He flew around fighting evil.
But the weirdest was the family of gorillas I saw rummaging through the trash on our property. I felt sorry for them. I called them over, because it turned out they spoke perfectly good English.
I made a salad out of left-over vegetables in the fridge.
I put my hand, kindly, on the shoulder of the father gorilla.
‘I made this for you. I hope you like it. The stuff on top is guacamole. Do you know what that is?’
His response: ‘Of course I know what guacamole is!’
I offended the talking gorilla in my dreams.
That’s just weird.
But REM is better than no REM any night.