Beauty Sleep

A well-spent day brings happy sleep. No denying, sleep in itself is important. A decent night’s rest can make a positive impact on your entire day, so it’s no surprise really that you’re more productive after a healthy dose. It’s a bit surprising to me though, that those who get a full hours night rest, still somehow find the time to nap in the afternoon. Where do you unlock that batch of sleep from?

Sleep is for the rich. You know you’re rich when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. Steve Harvey made some now-famous quotes about sleep.

“Rich people don’t sleep eight hours a day! That’s a third of your life. It ain’t but 24 hours in a day! You cannot be asleep eight hours a day!”

I think he was spittin’ some major bull shit. If I was heir to a multi-billionaire(in dollars), best believe my days starts whenever I wake up.

Out like a light. I sometimes struggle with trying not to sleep, especially if I have reason to be up. But if I’m not getting any help, it becomes all the more difficult. If you’re texting someone late at night, fast replies are simply a must. Case in point. I once met this gorgeous lady at a function and we exchanged contacts.


I checked my network and made sure the message delivered.


A WHOLE minute later!


Too late! 


Between us, you know it was not even my fault. Sixty seconds is a long time at night.

Sleepy eyes. You ever saw someone that looked like they’re half asleep all the time? Or the creepy group, who, while supposedly asleep, don’t fully close their eyes. So as you’re sneaking to their cupboard to steal from their provisions, it looks like they’re watching you the whole time.

Sleeping beauty. In today’s society, a story like ‘Sleeping Beauty’ will be met with so much criticism. What do you mean that only a man worthy of her love could break the curse? Shying away from that, how do you kiss someone WITHOUT their consent? Isn’t that harassment of some sort? Feminists in the house, please walk me through this.

Good parenting. The wife just had a baby and the incessant crying was starting to take a toll on our household. Just when we are about to get back-to-back hours of sleep, this happens!


She wins the argument(don’t they always). I go to do the business.


But what am I supposed to do?


She left me with no choice.


Bizarre sleeping positions. Some people talk in their sleep. Lecturers talk while other people sleep. You see some people with sleeping positions that oftentimes raise an eyebrow. I can understand babies who sleep with their bum raised in the air, but sis, aren’t you a bit too old for that?

This one time in school I caught a boy sleeping in the most unlikely place. He was in the shower. And yes! Water was running down his face as he slept. I wonder what demons he was battling. And if you think that’s bad, let me tell you about another boy who while sleeping, fell from the top bunk, flat on the ground and continued sleeping.

For the doubters who find it difficult to believe the tale, here’s an extra twist. He sustained a cut on his head and was indeed bleeding. In hindsight, I am inclined to believe he must have passed out. But how do you explain the fact that he was SNORING?

I leave you with a few nuggets of wisdom. Any kid will run any errand for you if you ask at bedtime. If you want a head start on tomorrow, eat breakfast tonight – that way you can sleep until lunchtime. Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I’m reborn. In all, here’s a keen piece of advice. Your future depends on your dreams…

so go to sleep

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370 thoughts on “Beauty Sleep

  1. He was in the shower. And yes! Water was running down his face as he slept. I wonder what demons he was battling.oh my god!… Hahahaha 😱😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂…. how can this possible? 🤔🤭😂… I’m still laughing..reading this…. Even today there seems to be no shortage of nobles in the world. So much of sleep😂

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    1. Haha…. that’s what I’m trying to find out the secret behind this dedication actually 😂😂😂😂… If I sleep in deep sleep and mosquito sits on my cheek, then my sleep is broken, I do not understand where the power to concentrate in these great creatures originates. Must know this secret😂😂

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    2. Haha…..😂😂😂😂😂😂…but we can’t make them understand that Dear mosquitoes…… its a humble request to you that bite if you want bite but please don’t sing yeah!😂😂…..I have full faith in you that one day you will definitely succeed in this task!… I wish you all the best, you keep on trying one day success will kiss your steps… and will attain that level of dedication 😂😂

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    3. Haha, I’ve been trying to get an audience with the President of mosquitoes so that I can get a Presidential pardon. 😂😂😂😂

      That torture in the middle of the night is causing a strain on my mental health.

      Hopefully he hears me out 😂😂😂😂

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    4. Well what? You had to tell first, why not tell it earlier?😂 I understand you have faced alot now.😂😂😂 Enough is enough.😂 Don’t worry i’m with you, We will sue them for mental torture and in any case we will continue to win this case.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

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    5. You would be thinking that why i used to be late in reply….. well… this is the reason… there are … so many comments that i have to scrolls it down n on n on…. oh god…. help me🙄🙄….. 😂😂….

      Yes …. how dare these mosquitoes… how can they give u mental pain? This is my question to these mosquitoes 😂😂😂😂… hahahaha….

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    6. hahahahahaha so sorry about the scrolling. I wish it was my fault 🙄

      Don’t you have the mobile APP for WordPress?

      Mosquitoes even made a debut appearance in my dream as if the ones in real life weren’t enough 😂😂😂

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    7. Ohh of course i do have. This is what i am using… wordpress app🧐🙄🙄…

      Hahahaha 😂… hired a lawyer for urself and the mosquitoes they have the mosquitoes union😂😂… the leader will stand on everyone’s behalf…. The mosquito will stand in its dock and be questioned, O God, I am imagining, my thoughts are not stopping…. haha😂😂..

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    8. Oh maybe becuse I’m using a PC 🙄🙄

      Lool someone needs to snatch your phone from you before your mind goes into overdrive. Mosquitoes union 😂😂😂😂😂😂

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    9. Yoo yoo😎🤟🤟…. next time whenever you post…. i will be the first who will comment so that i need not to do this most difficult task of scrolling and scrolling …… I’m done🙄🙄🙄🙄😂😂

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  2. When I get less than 30 minutes of REM sleep, I’m beat. 40 minutes is a minimal, 1.5 hours is idea.

    I tend to get 1-2 hours deep sleep already, so not too much issues there.

    Oura ring is a lifesaver when it comes to tracking.

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    1. Oura is a company that has a product that tracks your sleep and other performance indicators with a device in the form of a ring.

      Yes, they do have an app that the ring can sync data to.

      It’s one of the best sleep trackers available. I’ve heard about it from many high performance outlets, dozens.

      It’s great if you’re athletic and looking to track important metrics. But regardless, the sleep tracking seems very accurate and can be used by anyone.

      For example, I’ve learned that 30+ hours of fasting leads to incredibly efficient sleep (5 hours of quality sleep that usually would of been had over 7-8 hours), increased deep sleep and REM.

      I’ve also learned a lot about sleep positioning, room temperature, food and exercise before bed, light exposure, and a bunch of other important influencers to my sleep before bed.

      I’ve found the best time to start wearing blue-light blockers and how many hours before bed I should stop eating, and more, all thanks to this device.

      I’ve even learned the importance of taping my mouth shut and not mouth breathing for very high quality, restful sleep!

      My sleep has had a huge boost because of this device.

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