Saturday, March 7, 2009

An Act Of Mercy?

I used to think that once my sons moved past the baby stage and started sleeping through the night, I would be more energetic during the day. But I was wrong--now my body now is programmed to waken off and on during the night and be tired by mid-day.
Apparently my body craves sleep so much, I’m able to fall asleep in public. That’s what happened to me the other day at the chiropractor’s office. After doing some physical therapy, I laid down on the roller table. Under the vinyl top of this contraption is a roller that runs up and down your back, mildly stretching it. It’s not the most comfortable bed, but I guess being prone is all I need to fall asleep because after three minutes, I was out. The roller is supposed to stop after 10 minutes, but this time it didn’t and I slept for 30 minutes.
Finally, a staff member woke me up to see the chiropractor. It took me a few groggy moments to realize what happened. “You looked so comfortable, I wanted to give you a blanket and pillow,” joked the chiropractor.
Good one! I think I'll bring my own for next week's appointment.

7 comments:

hokgardner said...

Thanks to almost nine years of constant sleep deprivation (it's 2 am and I'm awake!), I can fall asleep anytime, anyplace, as long as I'm horizontal. I've fallen asleep in an MRI tube. The technician said it was the first time he'd had anyone do that during a scan.

My favorite place to sleep is during acupuncture sessions. My father-in-law made a comment about how stressful life with kids must be if lying on a table with needles in my feet was relaxing.

MaryAnn Ashley said...

Oh doesn't that sound good. I love that back roller thing. I'm still laughing.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Sleep is heaven. That's all there is to it. Glad you got some!

Cookie said...

I hope you weren't drooling! I've never been to a chiropracter. That sounds a little scarey!

Kathleen said...

how was your back after that one?? Any better? i hate lack of sleep it is one of the most debilitating things. Hope you get some rest soon.

angie said...

That's so funny. I don't think I've ever been able to relax enough in an environment like that to fall asleep. :)

Kathryn said...

This is so funny. I can relate about the sleep. I had NO sleep for years and years. At least you were in your chiro's office. And, I've been on one of those tables. You'd have to be super tired to fall asleep with that thing rolling up and down your spine. :)