Friday, August 19, 2011
Bedtime Can Be a Bear
I used to marvel and wonder at those people who suffered from insomnia. Sleep was something that came easily to me, and I couldn’t even fathom what it would be like to not be able to sleep. I guess, in my youthful mind, since it came easily to me I just assumed it would be as simple for everyone else to drift off to dreamland.
Several years later, I know what it’s like to experience the dreaded “awake-in-the-middle-of-the-night”. Part of it is being startled to awareness every time I hear my young son make a peep in the dark. I can wake up from a deep slumber and strain to hear if something is waking him up, if he’s okay, or if it was just a noise he made in his sleep. Of course, no matter the outcome it’s going to be a little while before I can settle back into sleep. Another sleep thief is the state of pregnancy. I have a sneaking suspicion that the insomnia that many expectant mothers experience is a gentle way of getting us accustomed to wakefulness while almost everyone else in the world (it feels like) is sleeping. After all, newborn babies do not know that there is a day and a night, and they are supposed to quiet their hunger and their cries for eight solid hours while mommy gets a good night’s sleep.
Even if you are one who suffers from sleep deprivation or the inability to get an entire night’s worth of shuteye, you can still look forward to bedtime in a handsome and comfortable bed. The Barnwood Bear Bed is both of those things and so much more! Rustic reclaimed barnwood has been used to construct this robust bed that is accented by both a grandiose footboard and a headboard that has been inlaid with a laser cut metal bear and mountain scene. The bear is backlit as though a beautiful sunset is happening behind him. Soft light from the scene can act as a gentle nightlight to soothe you when the sleep thieves steal in. Heck, those darn thieves may just be scared away when they get one look at that big bear at the head of your bed! Wouldn’t that just be wonderful? Bedtime would no longer be a bear; it might instead be more like the awesome mountain sunset from the headboard scene. Sweet dreams!