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Six-Word Searching for Sleep

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

By Amy Lauren


Last month, The New York Times released this
article exploring the ramifications on the mind and body caused by a lack of sleep. Lately, there just seems to be too much to accomplish when the sun is up that our designated sleeping hours are getting cut drastically short. Some six-word scribes believe that believe that letting out six expressive words on sleep can help counter the insomnia, the nightmares and whatever else we find getting in the way of a good night’s rest .

Counting sheep? Writing myself to sleep.
-
lillybrook

Sleep, please make me your mistress.
- Jnag76

My love sleeps alone. I type.
-
RichardFrancis

Sleep eludes me, let’s get breakfast.
-
MikeCherrone

Making husband sleep on metaphorical couch.
-
ErikaStellar

Sleeping trumps partying at my age.
-
ChewyD2

Trying to sleep; sandman skipped me.
-
TheAngstyPoet

Sleep deprivation-once again my muse.
-
BalancingAct

Thunderstorms help me to sleep better.
- PrincessLief

Too much life goes by asleep.
-
Wench

Sleep doesn’t hurt, but nightmares do.

- memo

Talks in sleep. Secrets of subconscious.
-
izzyhindle

Getting old, fell asleep while dreaming.
-
RaisedByWolves

Sleep walk. Life is a dream.
-
jc323

Sleeping with a stuffed animal again.
-
HopeInPain

Insomnia negotiations. Bargaining with ticking clock.
-
JohnBigJohn

Insomnia knocked on bedroom door tonight.
-
MLEwritergirl

Dreams come true, so do nightmares.
-
DynamicDbytheC

My nightmares make me welcome insomnia.

- marymc

One privacy I have. My dreams.

- JAD

I’ll see you in my dreams.
-
wescoll

Reality is finally better than Dreams.
-
Unaverse

Too busy living, forgot to dream.
-
notyouraveragegirl

I propose new Six category: Dreams.
-
illuminatrix

7 responses

  1. bevvie says:

    nice!

  2. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Dreamed it. Doesn’t mean it’s true.

  3. DynamicDbytheC says:

    Sleep brings dreams. Daylight brings nightmare.

  4. MCDONALD says:

    This article may say Arizona has cooled but I don’t think so.

  5. kathi wright says:

    damn ‘baaaa ram’ where are ewe?

  6. ba_miracle says:

    Lunesta? I’ve had mellower acid trips.

    What a dream, just to sleep.

  7. notjustagirl says:

    to sleep, perchance to dream (the Bard)

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