The last year at Atlantic College has been a rather interesting experience. With the IB and the UWC Experience, life is busy to say the least. It is a constant struggle between doing everything and doing nothing, academics and extra-curricular activities. More often than not, the choice ends up being – To sleep or not to sleep? That is the question.
Despite the mountain of articles about the benefits/harms of sleeping too much/too little/not enough, this post is not about that. Rather, it’s about how a lack of sleep conveniently rids of you your dreams. Perhaps it does this in a literal sense of ruining your plans by making you a living zombie, but it certainly does so in a practical sense by making you so tired you, well simply stop dreaming.
Since the 2010-2011 school year started almost 10 months now, I’ve had some very peaceful nights. It didn’t hit me until I got back to HK this summer and started catching up on sleep that in fact, those in those 10 months of peaceful nights, I have never once had a dream. Since I’ve been back in HK, I’ve had my fair share of quirky and odd dreams, the latest of which involved a near fatal experience with running, snakes and old classmates.
So if you want to get rid of your midnight dreams, just keep yourself sleep deprived.