I’ve started taking melatonin and Valerian root, switching between the two each night, to help me get to sleep. They both do work really well to get me relaxed and I sleep better with them. The only thing, though, is that they both bring about some wacky dreams. I’ve found Valerian root gives me wackier dreams and with both supplements, I recall my dreams pretty clearly when I wake up in the morning. I’ve thought that maybe I should keep a dream journal again about my melatonin/Valerian dreams.
Last night, though, the melatonin kicked up a real doozy of a dream. I’m feeling good about Obama’s prospects and have a mix of confidence and extreme nervousness about next Tuesday. I kinda just want to hide until next Thursday and make it all be over. I know I’m not the only one feeling all this right now.
Anyway, maybe I shouldn’t say what my dream was, but it was basically about me waking up and reading the headlines that the election didn’t go the way I’m hoping it goes. I guess my fears about the election filtered into my subconscious. The dream jolted me awake. Luckily I fell back to sleep, but ack. Hopefully I won’t have any more dreams like that.
I will leave with a few peaceful songs to counteract last night’s dream.:
Return to Innocence by Enigma
Caribbean Blue by Enya
The Lady of Shalott by Loreena McKennitt