More Rude Awakenings

I am a light sleeper which can sometimes be a pain. Like this past week, I was rudely awakened in the middle of a good night’s sleep. I could hear a faint buzzing sound. I lay there in bed thinking that it was absolutely crazy that I was woken up by a tiny little insect.

Mosquitoes are a pain. And they have been extremely bad as of late. So I rolled over and switched on the light. I decided that this mosquito was not going to get me. I would hunt him instead.

It took me five minutes to track him down and squish the would-be attacker. Of course after I did that I couldn’t get back to sleep. I am not used to getting up in the middle of the night. It was only four o’clock in the morning and three hours before I normally get up. But there was no getting over it. I couldn’t get back to sleep so I turned on the movie network and watched a movie.

A few days later, another mosquito somehow made its way into my bedroom and woke me up again. I quickly turned on the light and saw that the dreaded bug was not even close to my head. How could I possibly hear the mosquito when it was so far away from me? I can’t believe that I have become this light of a sleeper.

I just hope that mosquito season is over soon. I need my sleep and the only time I like to share my blood is when I donate at Canadian Blood Services.

5 responses to “More Rude Awakenings”

  1. Chase, don’t even go near this month’s edition of National Geographic — lots of lovely close-ups of malaria mosquitoes doing their loathsome thing.

    I am blessed to be something of a heavy sleeper. A good alarm or someone’s frightful call will wake me up but nothing less than that.

    In college, I slept right through an episode where someone threw a snowball full of rocks through the window of the room next to mine, spraying glass on the face of its unhappy occupant and leading to much commotion in the area.

  2. That’s crazy!

    I wonder what makes people light or heavy sleepers. That would be an interesting topic to explore.

    I wonder who there are more of light sleepers or heavy sleepers. Let’s start a reader poll. So far we have 1 for light and 1 for heavy. What are you? Please reply.

  3. I am told that people who tiptoe around their houses and forbid the slightest noise when their wee tots are sleeping, doom them to a lifetime of being light sleepers.

  4. I’m more light that heavy, unless I’m really tired.
    In my own bed I am a heavy sleeper. At camp, and especially when I have children to watch over, then I sleep lighter. S