I don't remember the last time I woke up on my own, when I was ready to wake up. It's been at least three years. Actually, more like four because when I was pregnant with our son, hip pain and general discomfort woke me up most nights.
My husband can never seem to understand why I am so tired all the time. What he sees is us getting into bed at the same time and me getting out of bed after him. In his mind, I am deeply, restfully, and blissfully sleeping every moment I am in our bed. I wish that was the case because I'd be super energized and ready to go much more often than I am lately.
So, my idea is to construct some sort of brain wave reader headband. This headband would have lights on it that indicate where the wearer is in the sleep cycle. Red would mean do not wake, green would be go, and yellow would be a wake at own risk sort of warning.
My husband woke me up in the middle of a dream. Sure, it was a crazy ass dream but nonetheless it was right in the middle. I feel disoriented when I get woke up like that. Takes me sometime to get my bearing and figure out what exactly this reality entails. I often think, that the reason I do not feel rested is because I don't really fall asleep until he gets out of bed. Not being fully rested is a bit like being drunk but not in any sort of fun way.
If this headband existed, then he wouldn't have woke me. I bet that I probably would have woke on my own in plenty of time to get him to pick up his rental for his business trip. At the very least, he would have woke me on a yellow, which would have meant that I was not in the throngs of deep REM. I would have been better mentally recharged, and then he would not have had to call me from the road while I was writing this entry to tell me he had a voicemail from our credit union. Turns out I left my debit card in the ATM this morning, and if I do not pick it up in 24 hours they will destroy it. It'd be nicer if they would just mail it back to me, but if they destroy it then I have to PAY for a new one, so why would they spend the postage when they stand to profit off my absent-mindedness!
If only...ugh, and now I have to go and get this back because I am thinking the kids will want to eat this week and I haven't bought groceries.