When I go to sleep, I usually find I have one of two problems.
Sometimes when I lay down for sleep, I’m itching to get out of reality and into my dreams. Yet, my mind tends to work overtime after I hit the pillow. I mean, it literally races a marathon thinking of anything and everything it can. This usually occurs when I’ve not had much to do during the day and I’m awake for hours on end. It’s really annoying.
The other problem is I lay on my side. My arm is extended because I can’t keep it under my body or I’ll lose all the blood and it feels weird. Well, after about a minute of laying there, sometimes faster, I can hear my heart beating. Literally, my ear, or most likely what is the tragus, is shaking the pillow that it touches. As the heart beats, the tragus vibrates to the rhythm of its beating. After unsuccessfully trying to ignore the sound, I have to switch sides and lay on the other side of my body. Not uncommonly, the same exact thing happens and it’s just as loud. So, I am forced to lay either on my front or my back. I usually don’t sleep well laying on my stomach so I’m forced to lye straight on my back. I mean, I would stretch out and everything if I had a queen size bed, but I’m sleeping on a single.
Thus, I really don’t have much mobility when I sleep, the only real way for me to fall asleep is to lay on my back, and I must listen to a constant noise to help me doze into my slumber. Such is my life late at night before I sleep.