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When I was three months old I stopped napping. I know this only because my mom reminds me that I have never been a good sleeper. As if sleeping was an activity one could excel or fail at, like softball or physics.
Apparently I have an over active pineal gland…I don’t know what or who to blame for the over stimulation of that little gland in my brain that makes me more sensitive to light than say, my brother who could probably sleep with the noon day sun shining straight into his face. He is pineal-ly blessed.
So I sleep with an eye blanket. Now, those little masks are cute when a pretty movie or t.v. character lies slumbering gently with her pink fuzzy eye blanket perfectly set over her makeup-ed eye lids. Not so with me…bless my husbands heart, I wake up in the morning sprawled across the bed, my hair pushed into an extra gnarly mess from the strap that holds the eye blanket to my face. Usually it gets skewed so one of my eyes peers into the early morning sun.
Here’s how the Pineal Gland works: Continue reading »