A moment of sheer bliss in bed........

@5thHouse (1703)
Sheffield, England
October 4, 2016 12:38pm CST
The title probably makes it sound a lot more exciting than it really was. The other night I had woken up and was struggling to get back to sleep again. My other half's snoring is much improved since he started his diet, but it's still there and sometimes even a relatively quiet snorer is enough to keep you from getting to sleep. It's not always about volume. It's more about the repetitive rhythms that drive you mad. (Think Chinese water torture.) Anyway, after much tossing and turning, there came a point when I realised I was incredibly relaxed and comfortable. I don't know quite how it happened. It was just a matter of the snores having ceased for a few blissful seconds and me having somehow managed to shuffle into a particularly cosy, comfortable position. Everything just felt perfect - the sheets against my skin, the warmth of the bed, the slight coolness of the air on any exposed bits of flesh, the darkness. I actually thought to myself, "This is amazing. I've never felt this safe, this relaxed, this comfortable ever before. I even pondered if perhaps I was on the brink of death, because I'd heard that people are supposed to experience a brief episode of euphoria as they pass over. Well, it didn't last long. I must've dropped off to sleep and before long woken up again, but I'm still thinking about those amazing few moments when I felt more at peace than I ever thought it was possible to be. I suspect some people have to take drugs to reach that state of being.
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@FayeHazel (10665)
• United States
4 Oct 16
Having some peaceful moments is always nice. Hope you have more
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• Preston, England
4 Oct 16
such Nirvana moments are rare and highly cherishable - hope you get more
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@moffittjc (34295)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Oct 16
I'm always in that blissful state of euphoria just moments before my alarm clock goes off each morning! lol
@5thHouse (1703)
• Sheffield, England
11 Oct 16
I can't remember the last time I had to rely on an alarm clock to wake me up. I've been woken by a cat climbing all over me at ridiculously early times for years!
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@moffittjc (34295)
• Gainesville, Florida
11 Oct 16
@5thHouse It's rare that I ever have to rely on my alarm clock to wake me up in the morning. Almost every day, I will wake up a few minutes before the alarm clock goes off.
@MALUSE (31589)
• Denmark
4 Oct 16
It would be wonderful if you could recall this feeling whenever you want.
@5thHouse (1703)
• Sheffield, England
4 Oct 16
It certainly would
• Eugene, Oregon
5 Oct 16
Those moments are too few and are to be savored. I am glad it was not your last moment though.
@JudyEv (96379)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Oct 16
I woke up from an operation once with a wonderful peaceful feeling like you've described. I'd been in a lot of discomfort immediately before which probably had something to do with it.