Wednesday, February 27, 2013

This post can make you sleep

I wish my name appeared in the list of those who went to bed early and woke up early.
Working as a journalist for three decades, I hardly had an opportunity to doze off before midnight.  
The famous dictum of Benjamin Franklin “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise” never applied to me.
Hence, I accepted commentator Carl Sandburg’s suggestion, “Early to bed and early to rise and you never meet any prominent people.”
Yes, as another saying goes, “Early to bed and early to rise makes a man a milk man."
Even when I try to sleep early, I face hurdles.
I stayed at a friend’s place and decided to doze off before time: His son put on the TV in full volume. I stayed at a relative’s home and his ferocious pet dog pointed its teeth making me restless throughout. At my home, I am always tempted to read or watch television before I hit the sack.
Waking up is still worse. When the alarm rings, I meticulously wake up, only to pile up pillows and doze off again in a sitting posture.
“You are lucky,” said a friend.
““I suffer from insomnia.”
“What are you doing about it?”
“I will not sleep until someone finds a cure for insomnia.”
Talking about sleep, my colleague asks a sensible question: “Why is it that the one who snores always goes to sleep first?”


  1. Sleeping and eating are two habits.Your body clock works the way it is set up.Dont worry,you are too young to worry about lack of sleep

  2. hmmm I recently started following that saying and suddenly I realise that I have so much time in my hands :D

  3. I liked the last line...
    Long time Ramehsji..lot of things to catch up.

  4. The thing about the Snoring, do let me know when you get the answer. :) I have noticed recently that I click on the snooze button more often than any other button on my phone. No matter how early I sleep. :)

  5. The last line is best ..and so true!

  6. I can sleep early, but can't wake up early


  7. Good question - Why do snorers sleep first:)

  8. Yes, my husband sleeps first in our house!

    I sleep early at 10.30 and wake up at 3.30 and read! Another extreme! Have never slept upto 6 am for a couple of decades now!

  9. Yeah, Why is it that the one who snores always goes to sleep first?

  10. Good insight into the topic of going to bed late/early! :)

    Was a nice read, take care bro!!

    Cheers :)

  11. you are wise even otherwise. Healthy, wealthy - I can't say.

  12. Not an early bird so I can completely understand and relate to this humorous post. And the snoring bit you ended with, that truly takes the cake, RameshJi!